• A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Asian stock markets rose Tuesday ahead of China's release of quarterly growth data and a policy meeting of the European Central Bank later in the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Asian shares climb as China posts steady growth, oil higher

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday as China reported its economy expanded at a steady 6.7 percent pace in the July-September quarter, better than some forecasters had expected. Sentiment was also lifted by a strong day on Wall Street, fueled by upbeat earnings reports.

  • In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 photo, a sign of KFC’s grinning Colonel Sanders and his goatee is lit outside its outlet in Yangon, Myanmar. The end of most U.S. sanctions against Myanmar is raising hopes western businesses will join the rush to invest in Myanmar that up to now has been dominated by China and other Asian countries. But much hinges on how the government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi reshapes the country’s outdated laws and other policies. (AP Photo/Elaine Kurtenbach)

    End to US sanctions a boon Myanmar economy, but woes remain

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — KFC’s grinning Colonel Sanders and his goatee are among the few prominent signs of U.S. brands or business in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon.