September 14, 2007: The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer authorises the Bank of England to provide liquidity support for Northern Rock, the United Kingdom’s fifth-largest mortgage lender

September 15, 2008: Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after Britain's Barclays Bank, a front runner in taking over Lehman, pulled out of the bidding

October 14, 2008: US President George W. Bush signs the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

November 20, 2008: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approves a $2.1bn loan for Iceland, after the country's banking system collapses in October

February 17, 2009: U.S. President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Bill

March 2, 2009: Despite insurance giant AIG reporting the largest quarterly loss in US corporate history of $61.7bn, its top executives used part of the $30 billion government bailout money to pay themselves bonuses, sparking nationwide protests

April 2, 2009: Leaders of the world's largest economies reach an agreement at the G20 summit in London to tackle the global financial crisis with measures worth $1.1 trillion (£681bn)

June 1, 2009: General Motors bankruptcy filing is the third-largest in U.S. history and the largest ever in U.S. manufacturing. Here, American workers protest at a march in Lansing, Michigan

September 14, 2007: The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer authorises the Bank of England to provide liquidity support for Northern Rock, the United Kingdom’s fifth-largest mortgage lender

September 15, 2008: Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after Britain's Barclays Bank, a front runner in taking over Lehman, pulled out of the bidding

October 14, 2008: US President George W. Bush signs the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

November 20, 2008: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approves a $2.1bn loan for Iceland, after the country's banking system collapses in October

February 17, 2009: U.S. President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Bill

March 2, 2009: Despite insurance giant AIG reporting the largest quarterly loss in US corporate history of $61.7bn, its top executives used part of the $30 billion government bailout money to pay themselves bonuses, sparking nationwide protests

April 2, 2009: Leaders of the world's largest economies reach an agreement at the G20 summit in London to tackle the global financial crisis with measures worth $1.1 trillion (£681bn)

June 1, 2009: General Motors bankruptcy filing is the third-largest in U.S. history and the largest ever in U.S. manufacturing. Here, American workers protest at a march in Lansing, Michigan

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