Madelynn Garcia

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China could be about to plunge us all into a world of pain

The Chinese yuan has weakened against the dollar at its most rapid rate since last August, when Chinese officials devalued the currency.<p>This move is also a throwback to a scary recent time — the turmoil at the beginning of this year after the Fed's first rate hike since going to zero in December …

Call this number and a Swede will answer, any Swede

Last month, Sweden set up a new phone number called “The Swedish Number.” Call it and a Swede, any Swede, will answer to talk to you about their country.<p>It was started as something of a gimmick by the Swedish Tourist Association. The gimmick caught on, and, to date, more than 160,000 people have …

There could be a unicorn in one of these 14 Japanese startups

From innovative VR controllers to Zenefits like HR management companies, these startups are some of the best in Japan.

How China is bringing its fuel quality standards up to global levels

China already aims to cut its horrific urban air pollution by aggressively promoting electric cars and implementing stricter fuel-economy standards …

Municipal Government

How Better Roads Are Greasing the Wheels of India’s Economy

A highway-building spree is changing rural lives in a country long held back by poor infrastructure<p>By<p>Raymond Zhong<p>Raymond Zhong<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@zhonggg<p>Google+<p>Raymond.Zhong@wsj.com<p>GOPALPUR, India—In the world’s fastest-growing major economy, factories are running below capacity and …

The Dangerous March of China’s Tech Companies

I recently spent a week visiting companies in China, trying to learn as much as I could about the digital transformation and trends in the world’s …

How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Air quality is often top of mind in conversations about China’s pollution challenges.<p>But as I met with the Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) volunteer …

Burnt by oil price crash, Europe's oil majors warm up to green energy investments | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe’s biggest oil companies, reeling from losing billions in the two-year oil market rout, are intensifying their push into renewable energy as they hunt for new sources of future revenue.<p>The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a petrol station in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium …

India inaugurates one of the world's biggest solar rooftop power plants

The north Indian state of Punjab has inaugurated what it claims is the world's largest rooftop solar power plant. Spread over eight rooftops across …

Solar Power

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours<p>Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Kerry: Partners getting 'closer' on Syria cease-fire

Talks to reinstate a cease-fire in Syria among Russia, the United States and its coalition partners are making progress, but more work remains to be done, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday on the second day of talks in Geneva.<p>"We're getting closer to a place of understanding, but we have …

Barack Obama rules out 'safe zones' inside Syria

President Barack Obama ruled out "safe zones" in rebel-held areas of Syria on Monday as attempts to prevent a bloodbath in Aleppo were deadlocked.<p>Mr Obama appeared to contradict his own officials and confirm allegations of confusion in US policy as he over-ruled suggestions from his own officials …