Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday on continued losses in selected index-linked companies, in line with the weaker regional performances. China saw its shares down by 8% amid renewed fears about the country’s economic outlook, influenced by the unprecedented government intervention in early July. The ringgit dropped to its 17-year low of 3.811 against the US dollar. The FBM KLCI fell 11 points, or 0.64%, to 1,709.76, after fluctuating between 1,709.76 and 1,718.60 throughout the day. Losers outnumbered gainers by 609 to 290 with 266 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.22 billion units valued at RM1.8 billion from 1.74 billion units valued at RM1.5 billion.