Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday, in line with weaknesses in regional markets which were spooked by stagnant US job data released last Friday and heightened investors' worry about the state of the world's largest economy. The prolonged Europe debt crisis, particularly in Greece, has affected sentiments in regional markets, and the pessimistic remarks by the World Bank that the global economy was stepping into a new danger zone also added pressure to the market. The FBM KLCI dropped 10.97 points or 0.74% to 1,463.12 after opening 4.32 points easier at 1,469.77. Losers thumped gainers by 526 to 210 while 235 counters were unchanged. A total of 640.321 million shares worth RM1.37 billion changed hands compared with 852.40 million shares worth RM2.315 billion last Friday.