Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher yesterday boosted by gains in selected heavyweights and improved risk appetite following the Prime Minister’s seventh update of the Economic Transformation Programme. The positive movement of share prices was also prompted by a positive set of export data recorded for July. However, investors were still cautious about the global outlook and awaited positive news to serve as catalyst. The benchmark FBM KLCI, which went through a see-saw movement in early trade, bounced back at midday and finished 5.22 points or 0.36% better at 1,469.83. Gainers thumped losers by 415 to 265 while 284 counters were unchanged. A total of 812.87 million shares worth RM1.143 billion changed hands compared with 650.39 million shares worth RM1.253 billion yesterday.