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Explanation of the outbreak of the Great Recession of 2007-8 in a chronological order is necessary in order to provide detailed information about the case study, and link discussions and analysis in following chapters to specific events within the chronology. Date Event 2007 AugustOctober December Funds freezed by the US Federal ReserveRecord high at Dow Jones Official start of the recession in the US 2008 MarchJuly September   October     November Collapse of Bear SternsGDP fall of 0.6% confirmed Denmark as the first European economy to face recession Record unemployment rate in the US during the last 5 years Takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac US President George Bush signs USD 700 billion bailout fund Singapore is the first Asian country to face recession with the economy shrinking 6.3% Hong Kong confirmed as the 2nd Asian country to face recession 2009 JanuaryFebruary June GDP fall of 1.5% in 4thquarter of 2008, confirms the beginning of recession in the UKObama stimulus package signed Issue of Greece’s budget deficit emerge 2010 JanuaryApril October UK economy comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1%Creation of 162,000 job in the UK Greece and Ireland are bailed out in the EU as a result of adoption of austerity measures 2011 April    May Portugal asking for the EU help in dealing with its financesPlanning of a permanent rescue fund in EU by leaders of its members The loss of US AAA credit rating Approval of EURO 78 billion bailout for Portugal by EU leaders Chronology of the Great Recession of 2007-8 Source: Roberts (2009), Heng (2010) and Hetzel (2012) References Heng, M.S. (2010) The Great Recession: History, Ideology, Hubris and Nemesis, World Scientific Hetzel, R.L. (2012) The Great Recession: Market Failure or Policy Failure, Cambridge University Press Roberts ,M. (2009) The…

By John Dudovskiy
Category: Economics
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