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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.