2010 at a glance: Cuts, spills, and failed floats
Sunday 26 December 2010
The US takes over two of Britain's market-leading brands: buy-out group KKR pays £955m for Pets at Home, and Cadbury bows to Kraft's £11.5bn offer.
Volatile markets cause collapse of stock floats, including New Look and London Eye owner Merlin Entertainments.
Rail contractor Jarvis finally goes into administration eight years after the Potters Bar disaster.
BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico explodes, killing 11 and destroying company's reputation in US.
Coalition government formed. Within weeks Chancellor George Osborne announces emergency Budget crammed with public-spending cuts.
Insurer Prudential bows to the inevitable and pulls out of $35.5bn takeover tilt at AIA, wasting £450m in fees.
Online retailer Ocado gets away flotation, but drastically cuts the price of its shares to value group at less than £1bn.
The world's biggest miner, BHP Billiton, launches an ultimately unsuccessful $39bn hostile bid for the world's biggest fertiliser supplier, PotashCorp.
HSBC chief executive Michael Geoghegan, right, quits after he loses out on the chairman's job to finance director Douglas Flint.
Bankers and finance ministers at the IMF summit in Washington fail to reach an accord to sort out the global economy.
Business Secretary Vince Cable refers Rupert Murdoch's bid to control BSkyB to regulators. He's later taped privately criticising the media baron.
Latest bouts of snowfall means cost to British economy of bad weather in 2010 could top £27.7bn.
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 2 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy
Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
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