City A.M.'s 10th anniversary: From the FTSE 100 to the skyline, here's how the City has changed in the past decade

10 years of

THE FTSE 100 ROLLERCOASTER

From a high in 2007, the UK's benchmark index plummeted as the economic crisis set in, before topping that all-important 7,000 mark earlier this year. Click on the bubbles below to find out more about the events surrounding the FTSE 100's best and worst days.

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FIRST CITY A.M.  September 2005
Distributed in the Square Mile and Canary Wharf, our first issue featured stories about John Malone bidding for Living TV owner Flextech, a list of the top 50 City analysts (we'll spare the blushes of those whose "top tip" was HBOS) - and a diary piece guessing the weight of Britney Spears' baby.

ALL-CHANGE FOR FLOTATIONS

As the UK's economic woes became more apparent, companies battened down the hatches. Nowhere was that more obvious than on the London Stock Excange, where the amount companies raised via share issues and new listings plummeted.

Oil and gas
Chemicals and commodities
Defence, construction and engineering
Food, leisure and consumer goods
Healthcare
Retail, media and travel
Telecoms
Utilities
Financial services
Technology
LEHMAN BROTHERS CRASH  September 2008
As Lehman Brothers' chief administrator insisted the number of people who had lost their jobs was "in the dozens", photographs of a "steady stream" of employees carrying boxes of personal possessions out of the bank's Canary Wharf headquarters suggested otherwise.

CITY SKYLINE RISES HIGHER

Is it us, or are towers taller these days? While the crisis called a halt to some of London's most ambitious building projects, a mini construction boom in the last four years means the City's skyline has risen higher than ever.

2012 2011 2014 2014 1. Heron Tower Completed in 2011, the 46-storey Heron Tower was unofficially renamed the Salesforce Tower, thanks to its biggest tenant, last year. 2. The Shard At just over 1,017ft, the 87-storey Shard is Europe's tallest building, and counts Al Jazeera and Tiffany among its tenants. 3. The Cheesegrater Standing at 47 storeys tall, the Cheesegrater owes its distinctive tapering design to a protected view of St Paul's Cathedral. 4. The Walkie Talkie With an unusual top-heavy design, this is home to the Sky Garden, London's "highest green space". This year it was awarded the "Carbuncle Cup" (award for UK's ugliest building).
FIRST COALITION GOVERNMENT SINCE 1979  May 2010
With the outcome of the General Election looking uncertain, City A.M.'s one-off "P.M." edition reported Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg had asked David Cameron to form a coalition. "I will argue for the extensive, real reforms that we need to fix our political system," said Clegg.

THE GLASS CEILING BEGINS TO CRACK

City boardrooms have transformed, with the number of female FTSE 100 chief executives rising from one in 2005, to a record six in 2015. Click on the years to see how the FTSE 100 is finally making room for women at the top.

SHANGHAI SHOCKWAVE  August 2015
After China reported weaker-than-expected manufacturing data, global markets plummeted, with Chinese markets falling as much as 8.5 per cent, the Dow opening 1,000 points lower - and the FTSE 100 closing 4.7 per cent lower. Around £72bn was wiped off the market in one day.

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