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El Nino tightens grip in Asia

Thai rice output from the main harvest starting in September may slump 14 per cent to 23.3 million tonnes, the lowest since 2006, according to data from the Office of Agricultural Economics.

New Delhi

EL Nino is starting to bite in Asia.

Drought linked to the weather pattern will cut Thailand's main rice harvest to the lowest in nine years. Soya beans sown in the past two weeks in India may be pulled out of the ground without immediate rain, and the outlook is cloudy...

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