In Hamburg's Altona district, residents regularly hold a market to sell products they've made themselves. However making money is not their primary goal. The market was instigated to help people get to know their neighbors in a pleasant atmosphere.
Staying in hotels is so yesterday - today people look for homes away from home and letting agencies like Airbnb are booming, especially in Berlin.
Australia has ordered a Chinese investment group to sell a renowned mansion in a posh Sydney neighborhood. The government said the property was bought illegally under foreign investment rules Down Under.
Since the economic crisis, survival on Manhattan's Upper East Side has become even harder for the poor. Soup kitchens with free meals provide some small relief. But political support for these initiatives is fading.
Many emerging market currencies have plummeted in recent days, especially the ruble, amid expectations of an interest rate hike in the US. DW examines the reasons behind the plunge and the countries affected.