A Vietnamese farmer burns dried-up rice on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta in March. Photo: Reuters A Vietnamese farmer burns dried-up rice on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta in March. Photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese farmer burns dried-up rice on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta in March. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Lower Mekong’s water woes mainly due to El Nino, but China still damned for dams

Drought adds to regional tensions

A Vietnamese farmer burns dried-up rice on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta in March. Photo: Reuters A Vietnamese farmer burns dried-up rice on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta in March. Photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese farmer burns dried-up rice on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta in March. Photo: Reuters
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Neal Kimberley

Neal Kimberley

UK-based Neal Kimberley has been active in the financial markets since 1985. Having worked in sales and trading in the dealing rooms of major banks in London for many years, he moved to ThomsonReuters in 2009 to provide market analysis. He has been contributing to the Post since 2015 and writes about macroeconomics from a market perspective, with a particular emphasis on currencies and interest rates.