Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower across the board last Friday on persistent selling pressure in tandem with weak regional markets, following the plunge on Wall Street overnight amid growing concerns that the global economic recovery is faltering and the European debt debacle may degenerate into a major crisis. The FBM KLCI ended 19.32 points, or 1.29%, lower at 1,483.98. Week-on-week, the benchmark index gained 0.31 of a point from 1,483.67 previously. Losers overwhelmed gainers by 677 to 127 while 231 counters were unchanged. Volume rose to 958.9 million shares valued at RM2.19 billion from 850.55 million shares valued at RM1.71 billion on Thursday, while total weekly volume decreased to 5.067 billion units worth RM8.921 billion from 7.776 billion units valued at RM14.682 billion previously.