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Trader Digest: Rejoice the Covid Vaccine Cavalry

This week in Trader Digest we learn more about the developing Covid vaccines and their encouraging early trial results, a former French President is embroiled in a corruption trial, and Bill Gates' new podcast tells us what the world will look like after the pandemic...

WHAT WE’RE READING

Sarkozy’s Burner Phone, a Monaco Job and a Corruption Trial
‘Nicolas Sarkozy’s corruption trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Paris over allegations he promised to help an official land a prestigious Monaco court job in exchange for covert aid in a legal fight to stop investigators using the former French president’s diaries.’ BLOOMBERG

Ray Dalio Has a Point About Bitcoin At $18,000
‘Mike Novogratz, famous for making the jump from Wall Street to cryptocurrencies, has regularly drawn a link between the global pandemic, financial stimulus and the allure of Bitcoin as a safe haven.’ BLOOMBERG

Traders Grow Anxious Over Market Access Ahead of Brexit Deadline
‘EU silence on City of London fuels concern about disruption’ FINANCIAL TIMES

Covid: Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine Has Up To 90% Efficacy, Data Reveals
‘The Covid vaccine developed in the UK by Oxford University and AstraZeneca can protect 70.4% of people from becoming ill and – in a surprise result – up to 90% if a lower first dose is used, results from the final trial show.’ THE GUARDIAN

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO

What Will the World Look Like After COVID-19?
‘Ever since the pandemic started, we’ve heard the same refrain: we need to get back to normal. But what does “normal” even mean after such a history-changing event? Bill and Rashida discuss how COVID-19 will forever change our workplaces, our schools, and even our social lives.’ GATESNOTES

What Does the Turmoil in Downing Street Mean for Britain?
‘Boris Johnson has gotten rid of his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, and his director of communications, Lee Cain. Katy Balls explains what it means for Brexit and the government’s handling of the Covid crisis’ THE GUARDIAN

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

The Crown
‘This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.’ NETFLIX

The Mole: Infiltrating North Korea
‘A real-life undercover thriller about two ordinary men who embark on an outrageously dangerous ten-year mission to penetrate the world’s most secretive and brutal dictatorship: North Korea.’ BBC