With Thailand recovering from the worst flooding to hit the country in decades, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the government is serious about solving the country's long-term problems and will invest in water management to ensure such flooding doesn't happen again.
Troops and army trucks are rolling through the streets of Bangkok again. This time it is not to battle protesters or overthrow a prime minister, but to help flood-hit civilians. The NYT reports.
Japan's fishing industry may be about to undergo a complete transformation. One local government is proposing opening coastal waters to big-business investors in what he says is an effort to save the industry. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
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In spite of the Thai government's warning that the world's largest exporter of rice could lose as much as a quarter of its crop because of the floods, analysts tell CNBC the potential shortfall is unlikely to impact prices.
The high water is devastating even for a country inured to monsoon rains and waterlogged rice fields: wide swaths of Cambodia’s countryside have become giant lakes, with villagers and livestock marooned on scattered patches of dry land. The NYT reports.
The Weather Channel's Scott Williams reports that about two million people are still without power this morning as the clean-up from Saturday's storm continues.
Evan Gold, Planalytics, discusses why this past weekend's storm could have a net-positive impact on retail sales, and the Fast Money traders with the trade on the storm.
CNBC's Brian Shactman has a closer look at the impact the of the storm in the Northeast, and The Weather Channel's Paul Goodloe has the details on more than 700,000 Connecticut residents in the dark after the storm.
The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has the details on the down trees and power lines have impacted power for residents.
Japan had a fighting chance in reviving its faltering economy after the March 11 earthquake but its politicians have failed to take hold of that opportunity, an analyst told CNBC on Friday.
Thailand announced a five-day holiday on Tuesday to give people the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok as the prime minister warned that the capital could face an inundation of 1.5 metres (nearly five feet) of water if barriers collapsed.
Thai Finance Minister Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala tells CNBC he is confident the Thai economy could still achieve GDP of 2% despite the floods.
Following the devastating earthquake in New Zealand earlier this year, CNBC's Christine Tan speaks to Jonathan Ling, CEO of Fletcher Building about the rebuilding process.
Small amounts of plutonium believed to have escaped from Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant have been detected in soil more than 40km away, say government researchers, a finding that will fuel already widespread fears about radiation risk. The FT reports.
With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.
Standing in the living room of their house, now full of mud, slime and debris, Helen and Peter Kelly cannot believe that Congress is bickering over disaster aid to people like them. The New York Times reports.
In a rebuke to GOP leaders, the House on Wednesday rejected a measure providing $3.7 billion for disaster relief as part of a bill to prevent a government shutdown at the end of next week.
Despite opposition from Democrats and some tea party Republicans, the GOP-controlled House on Wednesday took up $3.7 billion in disaster relief as part of a bill to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month.
Brian Kelly of Kanundrum Capital said there are three reasons oil prices could go higher.