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China stocks little changed ahead of party congress, GDP data

SHANGHAI: China stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited key mainland economic data and a major leadership summit later in the week, though resources firms posted losses on concerns the sector's recent rally may be over.

Willowglen minority shareholders should reject takeover offer

KUALA LUMPUR: Willowglen MSC Bhd minority shareholders have been advised to reject a takeover offer of 80 sen a share as it is below the fair value ranging from 92 sen to RM1.01.

BMI Research: Malaysians expected to spend more on leisure and entertainment

KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysia’s disposable income rises, BMI Research forecasts that greater spending will be directed towards non-essential spending, such as leisure and entertainment activities.

EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets and forest management rules on Friday in a push to show the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next month to fight global warming.

Unsafe flat block in Jelutong to be flattened

GEORGE TOWN: The barely completed Mutiara Ria low-cost flats in Bandar Jelutong will be demolished after it was found that the raw materials used in its construction did not comply with specification.

Fails to meet specification: The framework of only two storeys of the Mutiara Ria low-cost flat project in Jelutong is completed so far. The unsafe structure will be pulled down soon for a total reconstruction work.

Wall Street ends higher, US$ down after Fed minutes

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks rose on Wednesday as the minutes from the Federal Reserve's September policy meeting merely confirmed expectations that interest rates would rise, while the euro gained on the dollar after Catalonia held off on moving to independence.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 42.21 points, or 0.18 percent, to 22,872.89, the S&P 500 gained 4.6 points, or 0.18 percent, to 2,555.24, and the Nasdaq Composite added 16.30 points, or 0.25 percent, to 6,603.55

TNB unit to build waste heat recovery power plant

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) unit TNB Repair And Maintenance Sdn Bhd (TNB Remaco) will set up a waste heat recovery power plant (WHRPP) to generate electricity from waste heat from Cement Industries Malaysia Bhd’s (Cima) two cement plants.

Goh Ban Huat looking to expand sanitary ware biz overseas

KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Ban Huat Bhd (GBH), which mainly trades in sanitary ware and table ware, is exploring options to expand beyond the domestic market, like Vietnam, says CIMB Equities Research.

GBH is involves in making the sea hive system, which consists of hexagonal interlocking extruded armour units that safe guards against wave and climate erosion.

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North Korea hackers stole South Korea-U.S. military plans to wipe out North Korea leadership - lawmaker

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean hackers stole a large amount of classified military documents, including South Korea-U.S. wartime operational plans to wipe out the North Korean leadership, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.