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B. 2018-01-28 Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91 SmŚland, Sweden
2018-01-18 Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos Netherlands
D. 2018-01-07 France Gall, singer who shot to fame in 1960s, dies Paris
E. 2017-10-15 More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape United Kingdom
5. 2017-07-06 EU and Japan reach free trade deal Brussels
G. 2017-02-20 HSBC shares down as full year profit falls 62% London
H. 2017-02-20 Gibraltar seizes Russian's superyacht Gibraltar, Spain
8. 2017-02-05 Far-right's Le Pen rails against globalisation Lyon, Southern France

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Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91 Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos   Netherlands: Eight people including two firefighters have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe Louvre to close as Seine rises further. Paris Volkswagen facing multiple US probes. USA Banks reopen after three-week shutdown. Greece   IMF payment missed as bailout expires   Athens: Greece has missed the deadline for £1.1bn payment to the International Monetary Fund, hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its b...   Greek debt crisis: Banks to remain shut all week   Athens: The Greek government has confirmed that banks will be closed all week, after a decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency...   Greece agrees deal with eurozone   Brussels: Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels   Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting Map of Vienna Austria  Austria: The price of oil slumped after the Opec oil producers' cartel decided not to cut output at its meeting in Vienna Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Ukraine signs EU trade pact. Brussels Greece suspends state broadcaster Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12% Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks. Brussels Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal. Brussels Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Spanish bank bailout request welcomed. Spain Greece confirms debt deal success 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  New York: Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austri... EU leaders reach eurozone agreement. Belgium Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing   London: The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue Portugal seeks bail-out from EU BP says oil has stopped leaking. Louisiana EU approves $560B crisis fund. Belgium   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
Jan. 28
Jan.18
Jan.7  France Gall, singer who shot to fame in 1960s, dies


year 2016 Top ^

Oct.30  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed
Jun.2
May.30  France: Rail workers strike as protests continue
Apr.21  VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal


year 2015 Top ^

Sep.22
Jul.19
Jun.30
Jun.28
Jun.27  Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension
Feb.20


year 2014 Top ^

Nov.27
Oct.30  Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply
Oct.26  Vulnerable European banks identified
Oct.20
Aug.6  Putin orders retaliatory sanctions
Jul.29  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia
Mar.21


year 2013 Top ^

Jun.11
Apr.2
Mar.25  Cyprus banks closed until Thursday
Mar.24
Mar.22  Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms
Mar.15
Jan.5


year 2012 Top ^

Dec.10  HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Jul.3  Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns
Jun.29  European leaders reach key deal on banks
Jun.14  Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
Jun.9
May.25  Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros
Mar.29  Workers commence a general strike
Mar.8
Feb.19  Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France
Jan.13


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.5  France, Germany outline fiscal pact
Nov.2  Bailout loan withheld from Greece
Oct.31  Greece to hold bailout referendum
Oct.26
Oct.9  Euro crisis talks 'end in accord'
Oct.2  Greece to miss targets on deficit
Jul.15  Murdoch apologizes as deputies resign
Jul.13  News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB
Jul.9  NoW goes to presses for last time
Jul.7
Jun.28  Christine Lagarde named IMF chief
Jun.19  European ministers: Greece to get loans
Jun.5  Beansprouts 'likely E.coli cause'
May.29  Germany pledges nuclear shutdown
May.24  Volcano ash shuts German airports
Apr.6


year 2010 Top ^

Dec.20  Europe is digging airports out of snow
Dec.15  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Dec.3  Air controller walkout disrupts travel
Nov.21  Irish government backs bail-out
Oct.11  French unions launch new strike
Sep.29  Unions stage day of action over cuts
Sep.21  Bank investigated over money laundering
Jul.27  BP ousts CEO Hayward
Jul.23  Europe's big banks pass stress tests
Jul.15
Jun.16  US Congress set to grill BP chief
Jun.4  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
May.16  Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
 Ash closes airports in England, Ireland
May.9
 Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
May.4  Tansport halts as strike extends
Apr.19  Europe airport start to reopen for flights
Apr.17
   Iceland: A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Mar.19 BA cabin crew begin strike action. London Mar.15  EU ministers agree Greek plan Mar.3  Greece backs new round of tax rises Mar.2   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Greece: Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Feb.23  Greece steeled for 24-hour strike Feb.21  Lufthansa four-day strike begins Feb.10  PM vows to slash huge government deficit

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.5  G20 pledges tougher bank action Jul.23  VW prepares to take over Porsche Apr.17 Court jails Pirate Bay founders. Sweden Apr.2   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal  London: Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis Mar.14 G20 leaders vow to restore growth. London Feb.14  G7 pledges to avoid protectionism Jan.29  Huge crowds join French strikes Jan.19  Russia turns on gas for Europe Jan.10  Accord signed in Russia gas row Jan.6 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

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.14  Eurozone officially in recession Nov.13  German economy now in recession Oct.11  EU chiefs confront markets crisis Oct.8  World's central banks slash interest rates Oct.7  UK bank rescue package imminent Oct.4  No banks bail-out fund for Europe Sep.17  Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal Sep.16 World markets continue to slide
. New York Jun.2 Summit targets global food crisis. Rome Jan.24 Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn   Paris: Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros Jan.21   World markets plunge on U.S. fears  Global: Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11%

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.14  Strike brings travel chaos Feb.28 Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
. France Jan.8 Russia oil row hits Europe supply

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.30  Warming 'may cause economic chaos'

year 2005 Top ^

Jul.15 New Harry Potter book hits shops
. Scotland Jun.11 G8 ministers back Africa debt deal. London Apr.27  Airbus A380 completes test flight Jan.18  Largest passenger jet unveiled

year 2002 Top ^

Jan.1   Euro mark celebrations
  People lined up in freezing temperatures to get a jump on the most ambitious currency swap in history.    The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency in 1999 and launched as physical coins and...


year 2000 Top ^

Sep.28  Denmark rejects euro Jan.1 Y2K bug fails to bite
  USA: A flaw in computer program that caused processing to operate incorrectly on and after January 1, 2000
before year 2000
Jan. 1, 1999   Europe is united with a common currency 'euro'
  The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency on 1 January 1999, replacing the former European Currency Unit
Oct. 10, 1987   Black Monday (1987) Map of Manhattan
  Manhattan: Stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong
Jun. 24, 1948   Russian blockade of Berlin began
  The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control Oct. 27, 1871 Britain annexes Kimberly diamond fields    South Africa: Griqualand West, together with some adjacent territory to which the Transvaal had laid claim, was proclaimed British territory Nov. 25, 1835 Andrew Carnegie born. Scotland Sep. 15, 1830 Manchester to Liverpool Railway opened Map of Liverpool United Kingdom  Northern England: L&MR between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester was the first railway to rely exclusively on steam power Jun. 5, 1783 First fire balloon ascent by Montgolfier Brothers Map of Annonay France  Southern France: The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned ascent, carrying …tienne into the sky. Their father Pierre was elevated to the nobility Jun. 5, 1776   Adam Smith born Map of Kirkcaldy United Kingdom  Scotland: A Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and key Scottish Enlightenment figure Mar. 20, 1602   Dutch East India Company established   Netherlands: A chartered company when the States General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out trade activities in Asia


Banks reopen after three-week shutdown. Greece   IMF payment missed as bailout expires   Athens: Greece has missed the deadline for £1.1bn payment to the International Monetary Fund, hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its b...   Greek debt crisis: Banks to remain shut all week   Athens: The Greek government has confirmed that banks will be closed all week, after a decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency...   Greece agrees deal with eurozone   Brussels: Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks. Brussels Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal. Brussels Spanish bank bailout request welcomed. Spain Greece confirms debt deal success 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  New York: Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austri... EU leaders reach eurozone agreement. Belgium Portugal seeks bail-out from EU EU approves $560B crisis fund. Belgium   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM




European Union, Business Financial Timeline ... See World Financial timeline Top ^
2015
Jul.19
Jun.30
Jun.28
Jun.27  Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension
Feb.20
2014
Oct.26  Vulnerable European banks identified
2013
Mar.25  Cyprus banks closed until Thursday
Mar.24
Mar.22  Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms
Mar.15
2012
Dec.10  HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Jun.29  European leaders reach key deal on banks
Jun.14  Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
Jun.9
May.25  Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros
Mar.8
Jan.13
2011
Dec.5  France, Germany outline fiscal pact
Nov.2  Bailout loan withheld from Greece
Oct.31  Greece to hold bailout referendum
Oct.26
Oct.9  Euro crisis talks 'end in accord'
Oct.2  Greece to miss targets on deficit
Jun.28  Christine Lagarde named IMF chief
Jun.19  European ministers: Greece to get loans
Apr.6
2010
Nov.21  Irish government backs bail-out
Sep.21  Bank investigated over money laundering
Jul.23  Europe's big banks pass stress tests
May.9
Mar.15  EU ministers agree Greek plan
Mar.2
  Greece: Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures
Feb.10  PM vows to slash huge government deficit 2009 Sep.5  G20 pledges tougher bank action 2008 Oct.11  EU chiefs confront markets crisis Oct.8  World's central banks slash interest rates Oct.7  UK bank rescue package imminent Oct.4  No banks bail-out fund for Europe Jan.24 Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn   Paris: Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros 2005 Jun.11 G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
. London 2002 Jan.1   Euro mark celebrations
  People lined up in freezing temperatures to get a jump on the most ambitious currency swap in history.    The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency in 1999 and launched as physical coins and...
2000 Sep.28  Denmark rejects euro 1999 Jan. 1, 1999   Europe is united with a common currency 'euro'
  The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency on 1 January 1999, replacing the former European Currency Unit




European Union, Business Food Timeline ... See World Food timeline Top ^
2011 Jun.5  Beansprouts 'likely E.coli cause' 2008 Jun.2 Summit targets global food crisis
. Rome



European Union, Business Merger and Acquisition Timeline ... See World Merger and Acquisition timeline Top ^
2009 Jul.23  VW prepares to take over Porsche 2008 Sep.17  Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal



European Union, Business Automobile Business Timeline ... See World Automobile Business timeline Top ^
2016 Apr.21  VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal 2015 Sep.22 Volkswagen facing multiple US probes
. USA



European Union, Business Stocks Timeline ... See World Stocks timeline Top ^
2008 Sep.16 World markets continue to slide
. New York Jan.21   World markets plunge on U.S. fears  Global: Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11% 1987 Oct. 10, 1987   Black Monday (1987) Map of Manhattan
  Manhattan: Stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong




European Union, Business Labor Conflict Timeline ... See World Labor Conflict timeline Top ^
2016 May.30  France: Rail workers strike as protests continue 2012 Mar.29  Workers commence a general strike 2010 Dec.3  Air controller walkout disrupts travel Oct.11  French unions launch new strike Sep.29  Unions stage day of action over cuts May.4  Tansport halts as strike extends Mar.19 BA cabin crew begin strike action
. London Feb.23  Greece steeled for 24-hour strike Feb.21  Lufthansa four-day strike begins 2009 Jan.29  Huge crowds join French strikes 2007 Nov.14  Strike brings travel chaos



European Union, Business Media Business Timeline ... See World Media Business timeline Top ^
2013 Jun.11 Greece suspends state broadcaster
2011 Jul.13  News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB Jul.9  NoW goes to presses for last time Jul.7 Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing   London: The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue 2005 Jul.15 New Harry Potter book hits shops. Scotland



European Union, Business Job Cut Timeline ... See World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.2 Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12%




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2009 Apr.17 Court jails Pirate Bay founders
. Sweden 2000 Jan.1 Y2K bug fails to bite  USA: A flaw in computer program that caused processing to operate incorrectly on and after January 1, 2000



European Union, Business Bad Economic News Timeline ... See World Bad Economic News timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.3  Greece backs new round of tax rises 2008 Nov.14  Eurozone officially in recession Nov.13  German economy now in recession 2006 Oct.30  Warming 'may cause economic chaos'



European Union, Business Lawsuit Timeline ... See World Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2010 Dec.15  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill



European Union, Business Aviation Business Timeline ... See World Aviation Business timeline Top ^
2011 May.24  Volcano ash shuts German airports 2010 Dec.20  Europe is digging airports out of snow May.16  Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick May.16  Ash closes airports in England, Ireland May.9  Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights Apr.19  Europe airport start to reopen for flights Apr.17   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
   Iceland: A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
2007 Feb.28 Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs
. France 2005 Apr.27  Airbus A380 completes test flight Jan.18  Largest passenger jet unveiled 1889 Jun. 5, 1783 First fire balloon ascent by Montgolfier Brothers Map of Annonay France  Southern France: The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned ascent, carrying …tienne into the sky. Their father Pierre was elevated to the nobility



European Union, Business Maritime Timeline ... See World Maritime timeline Top ^
1871 Mar. 20, 1602   Dutch East India Company established   Netherlands: A chartered company when the States General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out trade activities in Asia



European Union, Business Public Transportation Timeline ... See World Public Transportation timeline Top ^
2018 Jan.18 Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos   Netherlands: Eight people including two firefighters have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe 1830 Sep. 15, 1830 Manchester to Liverpool Railway opened Map of Liverpool United Kingdom  Northern England: L&MR between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester was the first railway to rely exclusively on steam power



European Union, Business Business Sanctions Timeline ... See World Business Sanctions timeline Top ^
2014 Aug.6  Putin orders retaliatory sanctions Jul.29  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia 2012 Feb.19  Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France 1948 Jun. 24, 1948   Russian blockade of Berlin began  The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control



European Union, Business Business Leaders Timeline ... See World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.5 Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela
2012 Jul.3  Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns 2011 Jul.15  Murdoch apologizes as deputies resign 2010 Jul.27  BP ousts CEO Hayward 1835 Nov. 25, 1835 Andrew Carnegie born. Scotland



European Union, Business Macroeconomics Timeline ... See World Macroeconomics timeline Top ^
2009 Apr.2   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal  London: Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis Mar.14 G20 leaders vow to restore growth
. London



European Union, Business Trade Timeline ... See World Trade timeline Top ^
2016 Oct.30  Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal signed 2014 Mar.21 Ukraine signs EU trade pact
. Brussels 2009 Feb.14  G7 pledges to avoid protectionism



European Union, Business Natural Gas Timeline ... See World Natural Gas timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.30  Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply 2009 Jan.19  Russia turns on gas for Europe Jan.10  Accord signed in Russia gas row Jan.6 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



European Union, Business Entertainment Timeline ... See World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2018 Jan.7  France Gall, singer who shot to fame in 1960s, dies 2016 Jun.2 Louvre to close as Seine rises further
. Paris



European Union, Business Business Obituary Timeline ... See World Business Obituary timeline Top ^
2018 Jan. 28 Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91
2014 Oct.20 Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash



European Union, Business Energy Business Timeline ... See World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2011 May.29  Germany pledges nuclear shutdown



European Union, Business Oil Timeline ... See World Oil timeline Top ^
2014 Nov.27   Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting Map of Vienna Austria  Austria: The price of oil slumped after the Opec oil producers' cartel decided not to cut output at its meeting in Vienna 2010 Jul.15 BP says oil has stopped leaking. Louisiana Jun.16  US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.4  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf 2007 Jan.8 Russia oil row hits Europe supply