2012 Year In Review


This report highlights some of the best reports, photographs and videos of 2012, when the global financial crisis rolled into its fourth year. The re-election of Barack Obama as U.S. president focused the news agenda for months, as news on Wall Street pay and the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy added further fuel to debates around inequality and climate change. Bloomberg reported on the losers and winners among investors, from Facebook's share offering to gains reaped on Greek debt.

Editor's Picks


  • Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: A Changing World

    As another year of tumultuous events unfolded across the globe, there to record them all was Bloomberg's team of award-winning photographers, capturing poignant and compelling imagery.

  • Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: Global Technology

    Images of vast diversity were captured in 2012 by our ever thoughtful and creative photographers: water drops falling across the Facebook logo; Spanish self-propelled aerial platforms reaching for the sky.

  • Hot Art: Top 10 Auctions of 2012

    The high-end art market plowed ahead in 2012 as collectors looked for alternatives to the stockmarket volatility amid the European debt crisis and concerns in the U.S. about a new budget.

  • New York 2012 Best Dishes

    About halfway through the 25-course, $180 tasting menu at Blanca in Bushwick, chef Carlo Mirarchi places a single ravioli in front of diners.

  • Web Editors' Choice 2012

    To read some of the most compelling Bloomberg News stories of the year, click through this inaugural Web Editors' Choice collection.

  • Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: The Year in Politics

    Our global network of photographers has been busy portraying the uncertain political landscape of 2012.

  • Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: The Global Landscape

    The year 2012 challenged Bloomberg photographers with a variety of global economic stories, from Japan Airlines' trading debut to Swiss banks losing employees.

  • Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: The Newsmakers

    Time after time in 2012, Bloomberg photographers came through with striking, pointed, poignant and just plain beautiful images.

  • Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: The World at Work

    Bloomberg photographers have documented a breathtakingly diverse world of work in 2012. From the frantic trading floor at the London Metals Exchange to precarious descents into Indian mines.

  • Best and Worst Investments of 2012

    If people were investments, 2012's champion would be a whiskey-drinking Venezuelan who sells pharmaceuticals to teenagers. That's one interpretation, anyway, from Bloomberg.com's tally of the year's best and worst investments.

  • What a Billion Was Worth in Tech in 2012

    In many ways, 2012 was the year of the "B" word: billion. Few milestones in business are as significant as hitting a billion, and this year it defined some of the biggest moments in technology.

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