It was another difficult year for the global economy. Some states powered through it in high gear, others needed help to overcome the recession, but even in the most trying times, there were signs of greater global cooperation. European policy-makers searched for ways to save the financial sector. They finally gave the green light to a banking union, and hopefully a fresh start for the whole industry. World’s economic leaders – the US and China – were trying to get their countries growing again. In a time of headwinds for business, the high-tech sector went through more ups and downs than most. Watch the review of the year compiled by the journalists of euronews’ financial service.