BARTER ECONOMY

  • Euro slides as poor data raises easing prospects February 15, 2013

    New York: The euro dropped to a threeweek low against the dollar and fell sharply versus the yen on Thursday after data painted a bleak picture of the euro zone economy, raising speculation the European Central Bank will cut interest rates. The yen came off recent multiyear lows against the...
  • Spain's barter economy booms in grip of crisis February 21, 2012

    Madrid: It's 10.30 on a chilly winter's morning in central Madrid and retailer Emanuela Scena is opening up for business. Her shop is one of several offering secondhand goods that have sprung up in Spain's capital during the economic crisis and is packed to the rafters with clothes, books, CDs...