10 years after global financial crisis shook the world economy
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It all started almost ten years ago with the bankruptcy of some major investment banks such as France's BNP Paribas and US-based Lehman Brothers, which led to the financial crisis, bringing the global economy on the brink of collapse. Countless people lost their jobs, households, businesses and governments saw their wealth evaporate.
Ten years on, the global economy has seen a recovery and stock indices have hit new highs, but many countries have reported uneven growth. Here's a look at the past and the present: