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AseanPlus News 20 Nov 2015 | 12:44 PM

Fake pesticides endanger crops and human health in India

FARIDABAD, India (Reuters) - Millions of unsuspecting Indian farmers are spraying fake pesticides onto their fields, contaminating soil, cutting crop yields and putting both food security and human health at risk in the country of 1.25 billion people.

Nation 03 Sep 2013 | 10:14 AM

First day of Ops 6P Bersepadu yields encouraging results

PUTRAJAYA: More than 2,400 illegal immigrants were rounded up within 24 hours of the launch of Ops 6P Bersepadu to flush out unwanted foreigners in the country.

Nation 26 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

If conditions continue, rationing will end next week, says MB

KLANG: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim reiterated that water rationing would come to an end next week if the state’s move to pump pond water into Sungai Selangor yields favourable results.

AseanPlus News 08 Dec 2014 | 5:55 PM

Opium production falls by a quarter in Myanmar: UN

BANGKOK, Dec 08, 2014 (AFP) - Opium production in Myanmar fell by nearly a quarter this year, the UN said Monday, but the world’s second largest poppy grower still faces a growing battle against drug use. Lower poppy yields, slumping "farm gate" prices and more effective eradication of opium fields have squeezed production to its lowest level in eight years, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report.

World 28 May 2015 | 5:00 PM

No change in Greek debt talks after another day of spin

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro leapt, Greek bond yields fell, global financial markets brightened, but nothing actually changed in another day of conflicting statements on Greece's long-running debt talks with international creditors.

Business News 24 Aug 2015 | 10:59 PM

US bond prices jump on global market jitters

NEW YORK: U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday with benchmark yields falling to four-month lows as investors worldwide scrambled for low-risk assets and dumped stocks and risky investments due to worries that China's problems will hurt the global economy.

Nation 02 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

There’s big money in tuna, says dept

LUMUT: The private sector has been urged to invest in tuna fishing as it yields good returns.

Nation 03 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bad weather causes nutmeg prices to rise

GEORGE TOWN: The price of nutmegs has shot up due to the weather and lower yields.

World 17 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. nuclear waste issue could be solved, if…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nuclear energy offers several advantages: It's clean, powerful and relatively cheap. But it also yields hazardous waste, a fact that terrifies a public haunted by memories of accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear reactors.

World 29 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Human excreta may help secure future food security

LONDON (Reuters) - Human excreta could have a key role in securing future food security, helping prevent a sharp drop in yields of crops such as wheat due to a shortage of phosphorus inputs, a UK organic body said on Monday.