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Freight trade boost likey from El Nino threat

A potential El Nino weather phenomenon, which could wreak havoc on global crops, is set to disrupt shipping patterns and raise freight costs, leaving suppliers and importers to cover their food needs from longer-haul destinations.

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70pc chance of El Nino this year: forecast

The US weather forecaster said there was an increased likelihood of an El Nino weather phenomenon striking during the Northern Hemisphere summer in its monthly outlook on Thursday. The Climate Prediction Center, an agency of the N

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El Nino hits crops, boosts soybeans

The El Nino weather phenomenon that is likely to strike this year damages world maize, rice and wheat yields but boosts soybeans, according to a study on Thursday that could help farmers plan what to grow. The Japanese-led report

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El Nino more than 50pc likely: forecast

The chances have increased over the past month that the much-feared El Nino phenomenon, which has the potential to wreak havoc on global crops, would strike by summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the federal US weather forecaster has said.

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El Nino formed, likely to last till winter

  Japan's official weather bureau said on Friday its climate monitoring data and models indicate the El Nino phenomenon has emerged and is likely to last until the northern winter, potentially adding strain to global food sup

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El Nino could cut global cocoa output

Possible El Nino weather conditions later this year could exacerbate a potential global cocoa deficit in the coming 2012/13 season, causing prices to climb, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) said. "We know that when we have El Ni

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El Nino may trigger next world warmth record

Last year tied with 2005 as the warmest on record, according to US agencies, but is likely to be overtaken by the next year with a strong El Nino weather event, experts said. A gradual build-up of greenhouse gases from human activities is

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El Nino 'very likely' in 2009

An El Nino weather pattern that could bring drought conditions to Australia's farmlands is 'very likely' this year and could be officially declared within weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Wednesday. El

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El Nino hits crops, boosts soybeans

The El Nino weather phenomenon that is likely to strike this year damages world maize, rice and wheat yields but boosts soybeans, according to a study on Thursday that could help farmers plan what to grow. The Japanese-led report

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