Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended lower yesterday as sentiment remained bearish amid concerns over a possible global economic recession. Regional markets also fell following weak China economic data and Europe and US debt crisis which were derailing growth in Asian countries. However, some bargain-hunting helped the FBM KLCI narrow losses with the market barometer closing 4.82 points or 0.34% easier at 1,433.17. Decliners led advancers by 450 to 281 while 271 counters were unchanged. Volume increased to 1.51 billion shares worth RM1.13 billion from 1.27 billion shares worth RM1.04 billion recorded on Tuesday.