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FACTBOX-Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Top U.S. health officials announced plans to start vaccinating Americans by mid-December, while the UK parliament approved regional restrictions and the United Nations urged all countries to designate seafarers as key workers against the backdrop of travel restrictions.

UPDATE 3-Airbnb aims for $35 bln valuation in long-awaited IPO

Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it is aiming for a valuation of up to $34.8 billion in its initial public offering (IPO), in what would cap a stunning recovery in its fortunes after the U.S. home rental firm's business was heavily damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year.

FACTBOX-Airbnb founders, investors win big in blockbuster IPO

Airbnb Inc is aiming for a valuation of nearly $35 billion in its U.S. IPO, nearly 12 years after founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk founded a website in a loft that went on to revolutionize the hotel and holiday home industry. The IPO, one of the largest and most anticipated U.S. stock market debuts of 2020, will bring with it a blockbuster payday for its founders and investors. Here's how much the stakes of some Airbnb executives and large in

Airbnb aims for up to $30 bln valuation in IPO

Airbnb Inc is looking to raise up to $2.85 billion at a valuation of roughly $30 billion in its stock market listing, the last blockbuster U.S. initial public offering in a bumper year as tech-focussed startups take advantage of a stunning surge in stock prices.

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