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Pro-democracy protesters take part in a demonstration at a road intersection in Bangkok on 15 October 15 | Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha | AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Here’s what could happen after historic protests in Thailand

The military & royal elite, who have long held power in Thailand, must decide whether to meet some or all protest demands, or take aggressive steps to shut down demonstrations.

How Europe’s biggest football leagues are witnessing a revolution

The richest clubs are making a play to entrench themselves at the top, PE investors are trying to buy distressed assets and lucrative media rights deals are coming apart at the seams.

Who wields most power in Asia? US tops Lowy index but China is catching up, India ranks 4th

Lowy projects India will reach 40% of China’s economic output by 2030, compared with the 50% estimate last year.

Facebook, Twitter, Google can’t be good censors of politics, Niall Ferguson says

Silicon Valley didn't just play a highly questionable role in the 2020 US elections but also in 2016 and Americans did nothing about it.
Pro-democracy protesters take part in a demonstration at a road intersection in Bangkok on 15 October 15 | Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha | AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Thailand’s anti-monarchy protests ignore ban, expand beyond capital Bangkok

The protestors are calling for the resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s government and a rewriting of the constitution of Thailand.

Trump has had an extraordinary impact on oil industry, things will change if Biden wins

Everything will carry on pretty much as they are if Trump is re-elected as US President. But if Biden wins, things will certainly change for domestic energy companies and policy.
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, on 12 October

Trump says he can also raise money like Biden, but ‘won’t do it that way’

Trump’s campaign raised a combined $247.8 million in September, their best month in the campaign but well short of the record $383 million raised by Biden last month.
Boeing 737 Max

Boeing could sell its 3-decade old Seattle-area jetliner HQ to cut costs

Boeing is slimming down its manufacturing base around Seattle & planning to close a production line, as the aircraft market has been gutted by the pandemic.

Thai govt likely to get more aggressive to end anti-monarchy protests, but that could backfire

Though insulting the Thai royal family is punishable by law, criticisms started on social media and then on the streets, and PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha is struggling to shut it down.

US President Trump to resume campaign trail, even as questions about his health remain

Aides say Trump has been itching to return to public events following his battle with Covid, an impatience only heightened by the president falling further behind Biden in polls.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.