Monthly Archives: August 2020

Novavax and Canada Reach Agreement in Principle to Acquire Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine

•  Canadian government to purchase up to 76 million doses of NVX-CoV2373 GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced it has reached an agreement in principle with the Government of Canada to supply up to 76 million […]

PM to publish Vicha panel’s report on Red Bull heir’s case on Tuesday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will make public tomorrow the details of the investigation of the alleged mishandling of the Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya’s fatal hit-and-run case. Former election commissioner Vicha Mahakhun, who heads an ad hoc fact-finding panel, set up by the Prime Minister to probe alleged mishandling of the controversial case by both

Thai Economy Continues to Improve

The Thai economy has continued to improve driven by public spending and the relaxation of lockdown measures, both in Thailand and abroad. According to the release on Thailand’s economic and monetary conditions for July 2020, issued by the Bank of Thailand on 31 August 2020, private consumption indicators, merchandise exports value, and manufacturing production exhibited

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong [EN/KM/LO/TH/VI]

Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hanoi, Viet Nam, 31 August 2020 – Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region. The first of its kind, the collaboration aims to raise awareness among the general public

PM asks Navy to postpone submarine procurement for one year

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to postpone the procurement of two Chinese-made submarines, worth about 22.5 billion baht, for about one year, Government Spokesman Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri said Monday. He said the RTN will, at a later date, clarify the progress of its negotiations with the Chinese supplier

Thai royalist group demands action by Japanese govt against exiled critic of the Monarchy

Members of the Thai Pakdee royalist group went to the Japanese embassy on Monday morning to demand that the Japanese government take action against exiled anti-Monarchy lecturer, Pavin Chachavalpongpun. The lecturer, at the Southeast Asian Study Institute of Kyoto University in Japan, has been accused by the royalist group of spreading distorted information about the

AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses for Hurricane Laura Will be Between USD 4 Billion and USD 8 Billion

Boston, Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses to onshore property resulting from Hurricane Laura’s winds and storm surge will range from USD 4 billion to USD 8 billion. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. “Although comparisons between Laura and Hurricane Rita (2005) have […]

Philips EV300 ventilator supply contract with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to end after delivery of 12,300 bundled ventilator configurations

August 31, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the partial termination of the April 2020 contract to deliver 43,000 bundled EV300 ventilator configurations to HHS through December 2020. Philips will complete the […]

Junshi Biosciences Announces Financial Results for Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and Provides Corporate Updates

— Supplemental NDAs for Toripalimab filed — Expanding into infectious disease and collaborating with IMCAS and Lilly for COVID-19 neutralizing antibodies — Dual Listing on the STAR Market SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180), a leading innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of […]