AstraZeneca Covid vaccine will be Thailand’s ‘principal’ shot, says health minister

A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneneca vaccine at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province on the outskirts of Bangkok. Chaiwat Subprasom | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images The coronavirus shot developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford will be Thailand’s “principal vaccine” as the country seeks to […]

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‘People are just shocked’: Turkey’s lira plunges after Erdogan sacks third central bank chief in two years

Exchange offices in Istanbul, Turkey seen on October 28, 2020. Due to the increase in exchange rates and the economic instability, people change currency and buy Turkish lira. Erhan Demirtas | NurPhoto via Getty Images Turkey’s lira fell dramatically on Monday morning after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired the country’s central bank chief — the […]

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Bill Ackman, an early Coupang investor, donates his more than $1 billion stake to charity

Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. Cameron Costa | CNBC Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said Monday he donated his entire stake in Coupang — worth more than $1 billion — to charity following the South Korean e-commerce company’s IPO last week. Ackman, who runs the Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund, […]

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