Weather Natural Disasters

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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.

  • Cambodians use boats to navigate flooded streets at Kian Svay district in Kandal province, 20 kilometers east of Phnom Penh.

    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.

  • Millions Still Without Power After Storm

    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.

  • Trading the Weather: Retail

    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.

  • Snowstorm's Blackout Impact

    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.

  • Surprise Snowstorm Damage

    The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has the details on the down trees and power lines have impacted power for residents.

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    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.

  • A Bangkok suburb is flooded October 25, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    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 Sees Speedy Recovery

    Thai Finance Minister Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala tells CNBC he is confident the Thai economy could still achieve GDP of 2% despite the floods.

  • Rebuilding Christchurch

    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.

  • Fukushima nuclear power plant shown on March 15, 2011.

    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.

  • Off ramp to route 322 East severely damaged by flooding, Hershey, Pennsylvania

    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.

  • Off ramp to route 322 East severely damaged by flooding, Hershey, Pennsylvania

    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.

  • Off ramp to route 322 East severely damaged by flooding, Hershey, Pennsylvania

    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.

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    Currency intervention gains steam, economic reports lose it - it's time for your FX fix.

  • Euro bills and coins

    Some analysts believe the euro could be heading to a new lower range, as Europe grapples with its peripheral debt crisis.

  • A man and his sister stand before their broken house, destroyed by the tsunami at Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on March 17, 2011.

    Following the catastrophic earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011, affected companies – including my own – have taken a fresh look at the way they manage risk. And for good cause.