Gaming Stocks Soar Over Virus Vaccine Hope

  • Stocks in the US, Hong Kong, Australia make strong gains
  • Stock rises more modest for US-centred casino companies
  • Pfizer to request emergency use permit from late November

Gaming stocks in the US and Asia have surged after US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced a “90 percent effective” coronavirus vaccine.

Pfizer and German immunotherapy developer BioNTech said in a joint statement early Monday that their vaccine candidate has an efficacy rate “above 90 percent” for subjects with no evidence of prior infection.

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