China to build modern Silk Road in Pakistan
Chinese president Xi Jingping was in Islamabad to seal deals worth over $46 billion to build a modern infrastructure "silk road" of rail lines, highways and pipelines across Pakistan. The construction will double Pakistan's energy supply and give it better access to Mideastern and European markets.
Indonesia looks for fresh investors
Indonesia has tripled the size of its economy in the last 10 years. Analysts expect it to become Asia's next trillion dollar economy. This year the capital Jakarta is playing host to the World Economic Forum East Asia. With more than 700 high ranking political and business delegates attending, Southeast Asia's largest economy hopes to lure new investment.
Money in the Fields
With interest rates at historic lows, more and more savvy investors are buying up farmland. Land prices have doubled within five years. The result is mega-farms like KTG Agra, which owns 50 thousand hectares of land in eastern Germany, Lithuania and Romania. It's one of the biggest in Europe, and mainly grows vast fields of corn. But at the other end of the farming spectrum, small farmers and cooperatives are struggling to make ends meet.