How will Myanmar’s military coup impact the economy?

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    Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in the world – and the military coup could have a devastating impact on the economy. Instability and the threat of international sanctions could leave foreign investors looking elsewhere. Also in the show – Gamestop shares slide as the market frenzy abates, and Pfizer says it’s expecting $15 billion in sales from its Covid-19 vaccine this year. 

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