bangkokpost.com – One happy family
ANALYSIS Bangkok Post reporters say the new cabinet will consolidate the economic, diplomatic and especially political power of the Big Four of the Shinawatras – Thaksin, ex-wife Khunying Potjaman, and sisters Yingluck and Yaowapa.
nationmultimedia.com – Aide denies discord as Thaksin visits HK
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will on Thursday visit Hong Kong to meet his supporters, including members of the red-shirt movement, his legal adviser Noppadon Pattama said yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – Underground banking
The Anti-Money Laundering Office has tracked 345 billion baht sent out of Thailand via illegal phoy kuan under Democrats and Pheu Thai.
bangkokpost.com – Aim: Oust government
Chamlong Srimuang and his Dhamma Army wing of the yellow shirts have signed up for Sunday’s Pitak Siam protest – and another in the US.
nationmultimedia.com – 13 cops tasked with investigating core Democrats
The Metropolitan Police chief, who was recently under scrutiny for posing for a photograph with fugitive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, yesterday set up team of 13 cops to investigate core Democrat Party members in a defamation complaint filed by the former leader.
mcot.net – Bank of Thailand lowers 2013 GDP growth projection downward to 4.6%
วัThe Bank of Thailand (BoT) revises 2013 GDP growth projection downward to 4.6 per cent from 5 per cent due to risk factors from the global economy including a slowdown in Thailand’s major trade partners.
bangkokpost.com – Please hold the line
Group of 40 senator Paiboon Nititawan wants the whole 3G process shut down again – so the court can review last week’s auction and the NBTC’s mandate.
mcot.net – PC Air operation licence suspended
The Department of Civil Aviation has suspended the operation licence of PC Air until the private-owned airline clarified how its only plane was grounded leaving passengers stranded at South Korean airport.
bbc.co.uk – UN warning over Burmese violence
The death toll from violence in Burma’s Rakhine state soars to more than 100, as the UN warns the country’s reform programme could be put at risk.
news.com.au – Flood of money leaving China: report
Outflows from China are driven by public frustration with a banking system that subsidises state companies at the expense of savers, experts say.
bbc.co.uk – China condemns NY Times ‘smear’
China condemns as a “smear” a New York Times report saying Premier Wen Jiabao’s relatives have accumulated billions of dollars.
news.com.au – Hong Kong to cool property market
Hong Kong announced it will raise real-estate purchasing and resale costs to cool its overheating property market down, in a move targeting non-local buyers and speculative activities.
bbc.co.uk – Clarke has tax pledge ‘doubts’Ken Clarke
The government may not implement a change in the tax status of married couples promised by the Tories, Cabinet minister Ken Clarke says.
news.com.au – UK housing market ‘favours buyers’
Five times more Britons think the housing market will favour buyers over the next year than those who believe it will help sellers, a study has found.
bbc.co.uk – Peter Robinson says Gerry Adams must ‘admit IRA role’
DUP leader Peter Robinson has called on Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to “admit he was in the IRA”.
bangkokpost.com – Berlusconi sentenced for tax fraud
Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud connected to his Mediaset television channels on Friday, and was banned from holding public office for three years, a Milan court said.
bbc.co.uk – Berlusconi to appeal in tax case
Lawyers for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are to appeal against his jail sentence for tax fraud, media reports say.
bbc.co.uk – Spain jobless rate hits new high in third quarter
About a quarter of working-age people in recession-hit Spain are unemployed, new figures have shown.
bbc.co.uk – Police hunt UK oilman’s killers
Police in Belgium are searching for a gunman and an accomplice who killed a senior British oil executive on the streets of the capital Brussels.
bbc.co.uk – Deadly roof collapse in Argentina
At least two people are killed and a dozen are missing after the roof of a supermarket in Argentina collapsed, officials say.
news.com.au – Sweden can interrogate Assange: Ecuador
Ecudor’s president Rafael Correa says Sweden can send a prosecutor to the UK to interrogate Julian Assange as it’s “perfectly legal”.
bbc.co.uk – Car bomb shatters Syrian truce
A car bombing hits the Syrian capital Damascus, with reports of many casualties, shattering a ceasefire that came into force hours earlier.
bbc.co.uk – Israel right-wing parties join forces
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his Likud Party is to merge with the ultra-nationalist group Yisrael Beitenu for January’s general election.
bangkokpost.com – US growth tops forecasts
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.0% in the third quarter, according to preliminary figures released by the Commerce Department.
bbc.co.uk – ‘Frankenstorm’ barrels towards US
Hurricane Sandy could merge with a winter storm to create what they have dubbed “Frankenstorm” as it bears down on the US, forecasters warn.