Not a banking crisis, but a dollar crisis

The world economy was in a bad shape in March 2009. In the eighteen months before that, the economy took beating after beating. What started as a housing crisis in the United States, turned into a bankrun among banks and a financial crisis like the world had never seen before. Central banks pulled out all the stops to shore up banks and the financial market, but each time a different financial bomb exploded in the system. Only after bail-outs by governments – taxpayers – the markets stabilized.

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