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RBI may eventually tighten rates to tame inflation: HSBC

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:26

The Reserve Bank of India is likely to remain in wait-and-watch mode now, but will eventually need to tighten policy rates to contain upside risks to inflation, an HSBC report said.

UN weather agency warns of `El Nino` this year

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:32

The UN weather agency today warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.

El Nino may have a bearing on inflation: RBI

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 14:37

Wholesale price-based inflation eased to a nine-month low of 4.68 percent in February.

Weather extremes `consistent` with man-made climate change: UN

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:19

Extreme events of 2013 like the Philippines` devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were consistent with man-made climate change, the UN`s weather agency said today.

El Nino may pose obstacle to RBI's CPI target: BofA-ML

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:29

CPI inflation eased to 8.1 percent in February from 8.8 percent in January.

Govt keeping watch on monsoon; El Nino may not impact severely

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:39

Amid reports of El Nino possibly impacting monsoon in India, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the government will keep a close watch on monsoon progress this year and ruled out any major impact on foodgrain production.

Govt keeping watch on monsoon; El Nino may not impact severely

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:17

Amid reports of El Nino possibly impacting monsoon in India, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday said the government will keep a close watch on monsoon progress this year and ruled out any major impact on foodgrain production.

El Nino may strike again, could reduce monsoon in India

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:28

The El Nino weather pattern - the Spanish word for boy - is likely to return this year causing drought in some areas and flooding in others.

Scientists predict El Nino may make 2014 the hottest year ever

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:41

A new study suggests that 2014 might be the hottest year surpassing the previous record of 1998 due to El Nino event.

Australia sees greater risk of El Nino weather pattern

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:37

Australian climate models indicate an increased chance of an El Nino weather pattern emerging later this year, the country`s weather bureau said on Tuesday, raising the risk of drought and floods in some parts of the world.

Extreme El Nino events set to double as Earth warms

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:58

Researchers have revealed that extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Ninos are likely to double in number as Earth warms.

Australia braces for fire danger as heatwave hits

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:09

Australian authorities warned on Tuesday of some of the worst fire danger since a 2009 inferno which killed 173 people, with most of the continent`s southeast sweltering through a major heatwave.