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B. 01-06 European gas supplies disrupted European Union
2. 01-28 World growth 'worst for 60 years' Global
D. 02-23 US shares at nearly 12-year low New York
4. 03-14 G20 leaders vow to restore growth London
03-20 IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years Global
6. 04-02 G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal London
H. 04-17 Court jails Pirate Bay founders Sweden
I. 04-30 Mexico shuts down to control flu Mexico
J. 06-01 GM enters bankruptcy protection New York

Summary.     Click for More >   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis Court jails Pirate Bay founders Mexico shuts down to control flu   GM enters bankruptcy protection
European gas supplies disrupted  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine   World growth 'worst for 60 years'  International Monetary Fund: World economic growth is set to fall to just 0.5% this year, its lowest rate since World War II US shares at nearly 12-year low G20 leaders vow to restore growth   IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
Jan.1  Russia  Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas
Jan.6   European Union
Jan.10  European Union  Accord signed in Russia gas row
Jan.17  Moscow  'Gas to flow' after deal
Jan.19  Russia  Russia turns on gas for Europe
Jan.26  Iceland  Crisis claims cabinet
 Los Angeles  Woman gives birth to octuplets
Jan.28   Global
 House of Representatives  US House passes economic package
Jan.29  Paris  Huge crowds join French strikes
Feb.11  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Feb.14  Rome  G7 pledges to avoid protectionism
Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'
Feb.23   New York
Feb.25  Southern Iran  Iran tests its first nuclear power plant
Mar.2  USA  AIG reports record $61.7bn loss
Mar.4  Beijing  Economy tops China's congress meeting
Mar.13  Switzerland  Switzerland eases banking secrecy
Mar.14   London
Mar.18  Washington  Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
 Canada  Actress Richardson dies aged 45
Mar.20   Global
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years.    The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected t...
Mar.23  Washington  US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
Mar.29  Detroit  GM chairman to leave car maker
Apr.2   London
Apr.17   Sweden
Apr.22  Global  'Deeper' recession ahead says IMF
Apr.30   Mexico
May.19  Japan  Japan's economy in record plunge
Jun.1   New York
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history.    General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales ...
Jun.25   Los Angeles   Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years Jul.7  Los Angeles  Emotional farewell to King of Pop Jul.22  Washington  Obama defends health care reforms Jul.23  Germany  VW prepares to take over Porsche Aug.11  Amazon  TV host 'ordered killings' Aug.16  Japan  Japan's economy leaves recession Sep.3  Los Angeles  Pop legend Michael Jackson buried Sep.5  London  G20 pledges tougher bank action Sep.9   U.S. Congress Obama urges action on healthcare Sep.13  Venezuela  Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal Sep.20  Cuba  'Peace' concert riles some exiles Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich   Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 Oct.13  U.S. Senate  Senate panel passes health bill Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again  Argentina  Strikes paralyze Buenos Aires Nov.6   Washington US jobless rate rises to over 10%  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983 Nov.7  House of Representatives  US House backs healthcare reforms Nov.17  Jerusalem  Israel approves plan to build 900 houses  Beijing  Trade focus for Obama talks Nov.27  Dubai  Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis' Dec.24  U.S. Senate  Senate passes healthcare reform bill



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USA
US House passes economic package
Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'
US shares at nearly 12-year low
AIG reports record $61.7bn loss
Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
GM enters bankruptcy protection
Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
Obama urges action on healthcare
G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
US economy is growing once again
US jobless rate rises to over 10%
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
Obama defends health care reforms
Obama urges action on healthcare
G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
Senate panel passes health bill
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
US economy is growing once again
US shares at nearly 12-year low
AIG reports record $61.7bn loss
US jobless rate rises to over 10%
Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
Europe
Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas
European gas supplies disrupted
Accord signed in Russia gas row
'Gas to flow' after deal
G7 pledges to avoid protectionism
Switzerland eases banking secrecy
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
Court jails Pirate Bay founders
Accord signed in Russia gas row
'Gas to flow' after deal
Huge crowds join French strikes
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
European gas supplies disrupted
Court jails Pirate Bay founders
Roman Polanski detained in Zurich
Washington
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'
Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
Obama urges action on healthcare
US economy is growing once again
US jobless rate rises to over 10%
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
Obama defends health care reforms
Obama urges action on healthcare
Senate panel passes health bill
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
US economy is growing once again
US jobless rate rises to over 10%
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European Union
European gas supplies disrupted
Accord signed in Russia gas row
Huge crowds join French strikes
G7 pledges to avoid protectionism
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
Court jails Pirate Bay founders
Accord signed in Russia gas row
Huge crowds join French strikes
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
European gas supplies disrupted
Court jails Pirate Bay founders
U.S. Congress
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Obama urges action on healthcare
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Obama urges action on healthcare
Senate panel passes health bill
US House passes economic package
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
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Latin America
Mexico shuts down to control flu
Strikes paralyze Buenos Aires
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Mexico shuts down to control flu
TV host 'ordered killings'
East Asia
Economy tops China's congress meeting
Japan's economy in record plunge
Japan's economy leaves recession
Economy tops China's congress meeting
Trade focus for Obama talks
Economy tops China's congress meeting
Japan's economy in record plunge
Japan's economy in record plunge
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Global
World growth 'worst for 60 years'
IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
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World growth 'worst for 60 years'
IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
World growth 'worst for 60 years'
IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
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Middle East
Iran tests its first nuclear power plant
Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'
Iran tests its first nuclear power plant
Israel approves plan to build 900 houses
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Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'
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New York
US shares at nearly 12-year low
GM enters bankruptcy protection
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US shares at nearly 12-year low
Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
United Kingdom
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
G20 leaders vow to restore growth
G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
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South America
Strikes paralyze Buenos Aires
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TV host 'ordered killings'
Russia
Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas
'Gas to flow' after deal
'Gas to flow' after deal
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Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas  Russian energy monopoly cut off supplies of natural gas to Ukraine after a payment deadline expired European gas supplies disrupted


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Russia
Jan.6   European Union
  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine
 West Germany  Billionaire Adolf Merckle kills self  Bulgaria  Gas stopped for swathe of states Jan.8  Belgium  Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row
Jan.12  Moscow  Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas Jan.16  New York  Citigroup to split as losses grow Jan.17   Moscow 'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.19   Russia Russia turns on gas for Europe Jan.21  China  Death penalty over contaminated milk Jan.23  London  UK in recession as economy slides Jan.24  Brazil  Amputee model dead at 20 Jan.26   Iceland Crisis claims cabinet   Los Angeles Woman gives birth to octuplets Jan.28   Global   World growth 'worst for 60 years'
  International Monetary Fund: World economic growth is set to fall to just 0.5% this year, its lowest rate since World War II
  House of Representatives US House passes economic package  The House of Representatives has passed by 244 votes to 188 President Obama's $825bn economic stimulus package Jan.29   Paris Huge crowds join French strikes Jan.30  USA  US economic output falls sharply

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.6  U.S. Senate  US senators agree economy bill Feb.11   U.S. Congress US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Feb.13  House of Representatives  US House approves stimulus plan Feb.14   Rome   G7 pledges to avoid protectionism  Finance ministers of leading industrial countries have pledged to avoid protectionism as they battle the global economic crisis Feb.15  Japan  Japan's economy in quarterly dive Feb.18   Washington     Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'  The plan will provide refinancing to 4 to 5 million 'responsible homeowners' and a 'homeowner stability initiative' to reduce monthly paymen...  Taiwan  Taiwan economy slumps into recession Feb.19  Virginia  Missing billionaire found Feb.22  Los Angeles  Slumdog Millionaire winning 8 Oscars Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low
  The Dow Jones closed down 3.41%, at 7,114.8, its lowest since 1997 on concerns about the attempts to shore up the banks
Feb.25   Southern Iran Iran tests its first nuclear power plant Feb.26  Japan  Japan's industrial output plunges

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Belgium  EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis Mar.2   USA AIG reports record $61.7bn loss  Insurance giant AIG has reported a loss of $61.7bn in the final three months of 2008 - the largest quarterly loss in corporate history Mar.4   Beijing Economy tops China's congress meeting  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisi... Mar.5  South Korea  S Korea diverts jets over threats Mar.13   Switzerland   Switzerland eases banking secrecy  The world's largest offshore financial centre has agreed to accept concessions on bank secrecy  London  G20 ministers meet amid divisions Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession.    Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open ...
Mar.17  Washington  US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash' Mar.18   Washington   Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy  The Federal Reserve will buy almost $1.2 trillion worth of debt to help boost lending and promote economic recovery   Canada Actress Richardson dies aged 45 Mar.20   Global   IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years
 The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected to slump by 1% in 2009, compared with a 3.2 % growth rate the year before
Mar.21  Venezuela  Military 'seizes ports' Mar.23   Washington US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Mar.24  Washington  Obama pledges economic recovery Mar.25  China  YouTube blocked in China Mar.29   Detroit GM chairman to leave car maker  The chief executive of struggling General Motors - Rick Wagoner - has agreed to step down immediately at the request of the White House Mar.30  Washington  Obama gets tough with carmakers

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   London   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis
 The resources available to IMF will be tripled to $750bn; $250bn to boost global trade. There will be sanctions against secretive tax havens and tougher global financial regulation
Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders
  A court has jailed four men behind TPB, the world's most high-profile file-sharing website, in a landmark case
 Scotland  Singer 'gobsmacked' by overnight fame Apr.22   Global 'Deeper' recession ahead says IMF Apr.26  Somalia  Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack Apr.30   Mexico   Mexico shuts down to control flu
  Mexico is beginning a 5-day shutdown of parts of its economy in a bid to slow the spread.    Non-essential government ...


May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.13  European Union  EC fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.4B May.19   Japan Japan's economy in record plunge May.29  Berlin  Germany picks Magna to save Opel

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   New York   GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history
 General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years. US government expected to take a 60% stake in the company
Jun.4  Thailand  Kung Fu star Carradine found dead Jun.8  Nigeria  Shell to pay $15.5 million to settle claims Jun.25   Los Angeles     Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.26  Global  World mourns pop legend Jackson Jun.27  Los Angeles  'No foul play' in Jackson death Jun.29   New York   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn


July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.7   Los Angeles     Emotional farewell to King of Pop   Michael Jackson's family and fans have said farewell to the superstar at an emotional memorial service at the Staples Center Jul.13  USA  US budget deficit at $1 trillion Jul.17  New York  TV news legend Cronkite dies Jul.22   Washington Obama defends health care reforms Jul.23   Germany VW prepares to take over Porsche Jul.29  Microsoft  Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.11   Amazon TV host 'ordered killings'  Police have accused Wallace Souza, of being involved in organised drug trafficking and ordering killings to get rid of rivals and boost rati... Aug.13  Germany  France and Germany exit recession Aug.16   Japan Japan's economy leaves recession
Aug.25  Washington  US deficit to soar towards $1.6tn

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3   Los Angeles     Pop legend Michael Jackson buried  Friends and family of Jackson have paid their last respects to the singer known as the King of Pop at a funeral ceremony Sep.5  London  Brown: No room for economic complacency   London G20 pledges tougher bank action
Sep.9   U.S. Congress   Obama urges action on healthcare
  US President has made one of the most critical speeches of his presidency, as he faced Congress over his plans for healthcare reform.    He said that failure to introduce reform had led the...
Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal Sep.14  Washington  Obama issues warning to bankers Sep.17  European Union  EU agrees on bonus claw-back call Sep.20   Cuba   'Peace' concert riles some exiles   Colombian singer Juanes has brought 15 international artists to Havana  Ivory Coast  Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts Sep.23  Thailand  HIV/Aids trial offer vaccine hope Sep.24  Pittsburgh  G-20 leaders meet to bolster economy   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
  Leaders of the G-20 summit will announce that the group will become the new permanent council for international economic cooperation.    G-20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank gover...
Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich
Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977
 Polanski, 76, was detained as he travelled from France to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival under a 2005 international alert issued by the US


October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.9  Amazon  Fugitive TV host surrenders Oct.13   U.S. Senate Senate panel passes health bill
Oct.15  New York  US banks' profits beat forecasts Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again
  The economy grew at an annual pace of 3.5% between July and September, its first expansion in more than a year.    Some economists think there could be further setbacks. The growth was helped b...
  Argentina Strikes paralyze Buenos Aires


November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Detroit  General Motors cancels Opel sale Nov.6   Washington US jobless rate rises to over 10%
  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983
Nov.7   House of Representatives US House backs healthcare reforms Nov.17   Jerusalem Israel approves plan to build 900 houses   Beijing Trade focus for Obama talks Nov.27   Dubai Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's stand...

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.12  USA  Gillette to 'limit' Tiger Woods's role Dec.13  Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts Dec.17  London  British Airways cabin crew strike illegal Dec.22  European Union  Weather causes travel chaos in Europe Dec.24   U.S. Senate Senate passes healthcare reform bill



Iran tests its first nuclear power plant Switzerland eases banking secrecy  The world's largest offshore financial centre has agreed to accept concessions on bank secrecy US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years




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Feb.25   Southern Iran
Apr.26  Somalia  Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack




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Jan.16  New York  Citigroup to split as losses grow
Feb.19  Virginia  Missing billionaire found
Mar.13   Switzerland
Mar.13  London  G20 ministers meet amid divisions
Mar.23   Washington
Jun.29   New York
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn
Jul.13  USA  US budget deficit at $1 trillion Sep.5   London G20 pledges tougher bank action
Sep.14  Washington  Obama issues warning to bankers Sep.17  European Union  EU agrees on bonus claw-back call Oct.15  New York  US banks' profits beat forecasts Nov.27   Dubai Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's stand... Dec.13  Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts



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2009 Jan.21  China  Death penalty over contaminated milk Dec.13  Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts



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2009 Jul.23   Germany VW prepares to take over Porsche
Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal



World, Business, 2009 Corruption Timeline ... See World Corruption timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.19  Virginia  Missing billionaire found Mar.17  Washington  US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash'



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2009 Jan.26   Iceland Crisis claims cabinet
Mar.30  Washington  Obama gets tough with carmakers May.29  Berlin  Germany picks Magna to save Opel Nov.3  Detroit  General Motors cancels Opel sale Nov.17   Jerusalem Israel approves plan to build 900 houses



World, Business, 2009 Healthcare Business Timeline ... See World Healthcare Business timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.26   Los Angeles Woman gives birth to octuplets
Mar.21  Venezuela  Military 'seizes ports' Apr.30   Mexico   Mexico shuts down to control flu
  Mexico is beginning a 5-day shutdown of parts of its economy in a bid to slow the spread.    Non-essential government ...
Jul.22   Washington Obama defends health care reforms Sep.9   U.S. Congress   Obama urges action on healthcare
  US President has made one of the most critical speeches of his presidency, as he faced Congress over his plans for healthcare reform.    He said that failure to introduce reform had led the...
Sep.23  Thailand  HIV/Aids trial offer vaccine hope Oct.13   U.S. Senate Senate panel passes health bill Nov.7   House of Representatives US House backs healthcare reforms Dec.24   U.S. Senate Senate passes healthcare reform bill



World, Business, 2009 Stocks Timeline ... See World Stocks timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low
  The Dow Jones closed down 3.41%, at 7,114.8, its lowest since 1997 on concerns about the attempts to shore up the banks




World, Business, 2009 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.21  China  Death penalty over contaminated milk Jan.29   Paris Huge crowds join French strikes Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders
  A court has jailed four men behind TPB, the world's most high-profile file-sharing website, in a landmark case
Jun.29   New York   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn
Oct.29   Argentina Strikes paralyze Buenos Aires Dec.12  USA  Gillette to 'limit' Tiger Woods's role Dec.17  London  British Airways cabin crew strike illegal



World, Business, 2009 Massacre Timeline ... See World Massacre timeline Top ^
2009 Aug.11   Amazon TV host 'ordered killings'  Police have accused Wallace Souza, of being involved in organised drug trafficking and ordering killings to get rid of rivals and boost rati...



World, Business, 2009 Job Cut Timeline ... See World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2009 Nov.6   Washington US jobless rate rises to over 10%
  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983




World, Business, 2009 Bankruptcy Timeline ... See World Bankruptcy timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.2   USA AIG reports record $61.7bn loss  Insurance giant AIG has reported a loss of $61.7bn in the final three months of 2008 - the largest quarterly loss in corporate history Jun.1   New York   GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history
 General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years. US government expected to take a 60% stake in the company




World, Business, 2009 High Tech Business Timeline ... See World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.25  China  YouTube blocked in China Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders
  A court has jailed four men behind TPB, the world's most high-profile file-sharing website, in a landmark case
May.13  European Union  EC fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.4B Jul.29  Microsoft  Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal Dec.22  European Union  Weather causes travel chaos in Europe



World, Business, 2009 Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2009 Sep.14  Washington  Obama issues warning to bankers Sep.23  Thailand  HIV/Aids trial offer vaccine hope



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2009 Jan.23  London  UK in recession as economy slides Jan.26   Iceland Crisis claims cabinet Jan.30  USA  US economic output falls sharply Feb.15  Japan  Japan's economy in quarterly dive Feb.18  Taiwan  Taiwan economy slumps into recession Feb.26  Japan  Japan's industrial output plunges Mar.1  Belgium  EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis Mar.13  London  G20 ministers meet amid divisions Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession.    Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open ...
Mar.20   Global   IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years
 The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected to slump by 1% in 2009, compared with a 3.2 % growth rate the year before
Apr.22   Global 'Deeper' recession ahead says IMF Apr.30   Mexico   Mexico shuts down to control flu
  Mexico is beginning a 5-day shutdown of parts of its economy in a bid to slow the spread.    Non-essential government ...
May.19   Japan Japan's economy in record plunge Sep.5  London  Brown: No room for economic complacency Sep.5   London G20 pledges tougher bank action Sep.24  Pittsburgh  G-20 leaders meet to bolster economy Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
  Leaders of the G-20 summit will announce that the group will become the new permanent council for international economic cooperation.    G-20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank gover...




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2009 Sep.20  Ivory Coast  Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts



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2009 Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row Jan.12  Moscow  Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas Jan.17   Moscow 'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Apr.2   London   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis
 The resources available to IMF will be tripled to $750bn; $250bn to boost global trade. There will be sanctions against secretive tax havens and tougher global financial regulation
Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal Sep.17  European Union  EU agrees on bonus claw-back call



World, Business, 2009 Aviation Business Timeline ... See World Aviation Business timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.5  South Korea  S Korea diverts jets over threats Mar.21  Venezuela  Military 'seizes ports' Nov.17   Beijing Trade focus for Obama talks




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2009 Sep.20  Ivory Coast  Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts



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2009 Mar.25  China  YouTube blocked in China Apr.26  Somalia  Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich
Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977
 Polanski, 76, was detained as he travelled from France to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival under a 2005 international alert issued by the US
Oct.9  Amazon  Fugitive TV host surrenders Dec.22  European Union  Weather causes travel chaos in Europe



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2009 Jan.8  Belgium  Russia 'to restore gas to Europe'



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2009 Nov.17   Jerusalem Israel approves plan to build 900 houses




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2009 Jan.6  West Germany  Billionaire Adolf Merckle kills self Jan.6  West Germany  Billionaire Adolf Merckle kills self Mar.29   Detroit GM chairman to leave car maker  The chief executive of struggling General Motors - Rick Wagoner - has agreed to step down immediately at the request of the White House Sep.9   U.S. Congress   Obama urges action on healthcare
  US President has made one of the most critical speeches of his presidency, as he faced Congress over his plans for healthcare reform.    He said that failure to introduce reform had led the...




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2009 Jul.22   Washington Obama defends health care reforms




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2009 Jan.29   Paris Huge crowds join French strikes
Feb.18   Washington   Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'  The plan will provide refinancing to 4 to 5 million 'responsible homeowners' and a 'homeowner stability initiative' to reduce monthly paymen...



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2009 Mar.5  South Korea  S Korea diverts jets over threats Mar.24  Washington  Obama pledges economic recovery



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2009 Jan.28   Global   World growth 'worst for 60 years'
  International Monetary Fund: World economic growth is set to fall to just 0.5% this year, its lowest rate since World War II
Jan.28   House of Representatives US House passes economic package  The House of Representatives has passed by 244 votes to 188 President Obama's $825bn economic stimulus package Feb.6  U.S. Senate  US senators agree economy bill Feb.11   U.S. Congress US lawmakers reach stimulus deal Feb.13  House of Representatives  US House approves stimulus plan Mar.1  Belgium  EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis Mar.4   Beijing Economy tops China's congress meeting  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisi... Mar.14   London   G20 leaders vow to restore growth
  Finance ministers from the rich and emerging nations have pledged to make a 'sustained effort' to pull the world economy out of recession.    Commitment to fight all forms of protectionism and maintain open ...
Mar.17  Washington  US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash' Mar.18   Washington Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy  The Federal Reserve will buy almost $1.2 trillion worth of debt to help boost lending and promote economic recovery Apr.2   London   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis
 The resources available to IMF will be tripled to $750bn; $250bn to boost global trade. There will be sanctions against secretive tax havens and tougher global financial regulation
Aug.13  Germany  France and Germany exit recession Aug.16   Japan Japan's economy leaves recession Aug.25  Washington  US deficit to soar towards $1.6tn Sep.5  London  Brown: No room for economic complacency Sep.24  Pittsburgh  G-20 leaders meet to bolster economy Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
  Leaders of the G-20 summit will announce that the group will become the new permanent council for international economic cooperation.    G-20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank gover...
Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again
  The economy grew at an annual pace of 3.5% between July and September, its first expansion in more than a year.    Some economists think there could be further setbacks. The growth was helped b...




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2009 Feb.14   Rome G7 pledges to avoid protectionism  Finance ministers of leading industrial countries have pledged to avoid protectionism as they battle the global economic crisis Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal Nov.17   Beijing Trade focus for Obama talks



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2009 Jan.1   Russia Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas  Russian energy monopoly cut off supplies of natural gas to Ukraine after a payment deadline expired Jan.6   European Union European gas supplies disrupted
  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine
Jan.6  Bulgaria  Gas stopped for swathe of states Jan.8  Belgium  Russia 'to restore gas to Europe' Jan.10   European Union Accord signed in Russia gas row Jan.12  Moscow  Russia signs deal, restoring Europe's gas Jan.17   Moscow 'Gas to flow' after deal  Russian Prime Minister Putin has said agreement has been reached at talks to resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine shortly Jan.19   Russia Russia turns on gas for Europe



World, Business, 2009 Entertainment Timeline ... See World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.24  Brazil  Amputee model dead at 20 Feb.22  Los Angeles  Slumdog Millionaire winning 8 Oscars Mar.18   Canada Actress Richardson dies aged 45
Apr.17  Scotland  Singer 'gobsmacked' by overnight fame Jun.4  Thailand  Kung Fu star Carradine found dead Jun.25   Los Angeles   Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.26  Global  World mourns pop legend Jackson Jun.27  Los Angeles  'No foul play' in Jackson death Jul.7   Los Angeles   Emotional farewell to King of Pop   Michael Jackson's family and fans have said farewell to the superstar at an emotional memorial service at the Staples Center Jul.17  New York  TV news legend Cronkite dies Aug.11   Amazon TV host 'ordered killings'  Police have accused Wallace Souza, of being involved in organised drug trafficking and ordering killings to get rid of rivals and boost rati... Sep.20   Cuba 'Peace' concert riles some exiles   Colombian singer Juanes has brought 15 international artists to Havana Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich
Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977
 Polanski, 76, was detained as he travelled from France to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival under a 2005 international alert issued by the US
Oct.9  Amazon  Fugitive TV host surrenders



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2009 Sep.3   Los Angeles   Pop legend Michael Jackson buried  Friends and family of Jackson have paid their last respects to the singer known as the King of Pop at a funeral ceremony



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2009 Jan.28   House of Representatives US House passes economic package  The House of Representatives has passed by 244 votes to 188 President Obama's $825bn economic stimulus package Feb.6  U.S. Senate  US senators agree economy bill Feb.11   U.S. Congress US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Feb.13  House of Representatives  US House approves stimulus plan Feb.25   Southern Iran Iran tests its first nuclear power plant Mar.4   Beijing Economy tops China's congress meeting  At the National People's Congress Premier Wen Jiabao pledging economic growth amid a growing national deficit and the global financial crisi... Oct.13   U.S. Senate Senate panel passes health bill Nov.7   House of Representatives US House backs healthcare reforms Dec.24   U.S. Senate Senate passes healthcare reform bill



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2009 Jun.8  Nigeria  Shell to pay $15.5 million to settle claims