Disaster watch

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 April, 2011, 12:00am

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The following is the latest news in Japan's triple disaster:

Car giant Toyota says it will stop production at five European plants for eight days because of a shortage of parts that should come from Japan.

Japan's economy has been downgraded as it takes the crisis into account. Many Asian currencies are losing value, including the yen, Indonesian rupiah, Malaysian ringgit and Korean won.

Sendai airport is open again.

Workers struggling with the nuclear problem have made little progress, but the good news is that things are not getting worse.

China has rejected the idea that this disaster is like Chernobyl.