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World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Asia-Pacific at risk if climate change ignored - ADB

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific countries face food and energy shortages, worsening poverty and declining crop yields if they ignore climate change, according to studies released on Wednesday.

World 07 Jun 2013 | 12:48 AM

As health fears ebb, Africa looks at easing GM crop bans

BRUSSELS/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - African countries keen to improve crop yields, reduce hunger and protect themselves from climate change have begun to reassess their objections to genetically modified crops, after following Europe's lead in largely banning the technology.

World 25 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Great European wine grapes, just not many to harvest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Europe is in the midst of another crisis: not debt, but grapes. Yields are sharply lower, down nearly 40 percent in some of parts of Portugal, which means winemakers will have fewer grapes to blend and, in the end, fewer bottles to offer.

World 15 Oct 2018 | 11:08 PM

Beer lovers face price spikes, shortages as climate changes - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Climate change will brew trouble for beer lovers in coming decades as it shrinks yields of barley, the top grain used to make the world's most popular alcoholic drink, a study published on Monday said.

Education 23 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

UPM creates oil palm harvesting device

UNIVERSITI Putra Malaysia (UPM) has created a device that promises to increase oil palm yields by removing the branches covering the fruits.

World 25 Feb 2016 | 1:46 AM

Austere South African budget fails to reassure investors

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's austere budget, aimed at avoiding credit rating downgrades, failed to reassure investors and the rand fell more than 3 percent against the dollar while government bond yields soared.

World 30 Sep 2013 | 9:40 PM

Risk of rebellion vs. Berlusconi lifts Italian assets off lows

LONDON (Reuters) - Italian stocks pared losses and bond yields came off the day's highs on Monday after Reuters reported senators from the centre-right party could rebel against Silvio Berlusconi if he continues to threaten to bring down the government.

World 23 Feb 2015 | 10:05 PM

Floods, storms and heat projected to cost SE Asia $34 billion per year

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Falling crop yields, damage to infrastructure and heat-related illnesses brought on by climate change could cost the four Southeast Asian countries of the lower Mekong River basin $34 billion per year, researchers say.

World 11 Jun 2015 | 11:45 PM

Turkish lira firms after Erdogan calls for swift formation of government

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish lira firmed against the dollar and bond yields fell on Thursday as President Tayyip Erdogan's call for the swift formation of a new government helped ease concerns of political turmoil after an inconclusive election.

World 21 Sep 2015 | 5:45 PM

No market cheer after leftist Syriza wins Greek vote

ATHENS/LONDON (Reuters) - Greek equities lost ground on Monday after Syriza's election victory and yields on government paper edged higher as attention turned to the formation of a new cabinet and implementation of the country's third bailout.