Rohini Samtani is an assistant producer for CNBC International.
Called New Clark City, the urban project is planned to be a high-tech green city promising science-fiction-worthy technology, from robots to drones to self-driving vehicles.
In order for financial technology to grow, some countries are giving firms freedom to experiment, lifting the burdens of regulation.
Steven Ciobo, Australia's minister for trade, says his country still sees merit in bigger trading blocs.
Street art is appealing to investors because of its relatively low entry price point and strong historic return on investment.
Bitcoin is an attractive investment, but it is also a potential solution to easing a strained global financial system, according to a top money manager.
Despite tight capital control measures from Beijing, Miami has emerged as a safe haven for Chinese investors in the U.S.
Hong Kong has been an important shopping destination for Chinese tourists, and its tourist industry was hit as shoppers became more careful with cash.
The rivalry between Hong Kong and Singapore extends into tech innovation.
Singapore is a gateway to Southeast Asia and is a wealth management hub, but Hong Kong boasts easy access to China and leads in IPOs.
Hank Scott, CEO of Molon Labe Designs, said an alternative airplane seating design from his firm will likely be ready to ship in November.