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BENGALURU: AstraZeneca expects to be able to deliver a billion doses of a possible Covid-19 vaccine this year and next if tests are successful, adding on Thursday it should shortly get results of an early stage clinical trail.
CHICAGO: With the pandemic hobbling the meat-packing industry, Iowa farmer Al Van Beek had nowhere to ship his full-grown pigs to make room for the 7,500 piglets he expected from his breeding operation. The crisis forced a decision that still troubles him: He ordered his employees to give injections to the pregnant sows, one by one, that would cause them to abort their baby pigs.
BEIJING: China’s consumer prices rose the fastest in more than eight years last month, with the outbreak of the coronavirus and subsequent shutdowns of transport links across the country making further gains in the coming months likely.
HONG KONG: Chinese state-owned conglomerate Citic Ltd is planning to significantly reduce its stake in McDonald’s China Co more than two years after it bought into the fast-food chain, as rising costs pinch the franchise’s profit.
HONG KONG: Chinese state-owned conglomerate Citic Ltd. is planning to significantly reduce its stake in McDonald’s China Co. more than two years after it bought into the fast-food chain, as rising costs pinch the franchise’s profit.
BEIJING: China’s consumer inflation accelerated to a seven-year high in November while producer prices extended their run of declines, complicating the central bank’s efforts to support the economy.
Well-managed palm plantations, combined with replantings to improve the productivity of existing sites, may be a far better way to supply the world’s demand for oils than increasing the acreage of either soybeans or rapeseed; badly managed ones do more damage than petroleum.
BEIJING: Tang Jie, who works on a pig farm, says he used to get pork from the wet market near his home every day. But he hasn’t bought any in two months. And his favourite dish, stewed pork ribs with lotus root, has been cut from the menu at his local restaurant.