Mexico’s attempt to solve the country’s housing shortage by constructing millions of new homes far from city centers has crippled the nation’s homebuilders and fueled record foreclosures. For Antonio Diaz, a former investment banker with Banco Santander SA, it’s an opportunity.
The white-tailed eagle, Germany’s national emblem, has tripled to record levels since East joined West in 1990 as conservation programs nurtured their growth. Behind the population boom may be murkier roots: farm runoff.
The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low this month to boost businesses weakened by the currency’s sustained strength, even as households reacted to earlier reductions.
Andy Triggs Hodge, a gold medal- winning rower at the Beijing and London Olympics, stopped training on Britain’s most famous river when it turned out water wasn’t his biggest obstacle: raw sewage on the Thames was.
Voters in the Philippines appear to have delivered a resounding victory to President Benigno Aquino in midterm elections. The son of former President Corazon Aquino looks set to control both houses of Congress, giving him a mandate to continue his reform policies. His biggest worry now is making them stick.
Bloomberg BNA -- Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, and San Diego are among the cities most likely to face water scarcity as climate change increases drought potential, a study released May 15 found.
Impax Asset Management Group Plc, managing about $3.5 billion, is evaluating investments in four or five publicly traded solar companies in China, Europe and the U.S. as the oversupply of manufacturing capacity declines and prices recover.