2012 a year in numbers By: Published on: Thursday, January 03, 2013 Order 1: The number of medals Tajikistan won at the London Olympics. It was a bronze. A womens boxing bronze. Bravo 1.9: The record amount in billions of US dollars that HSBC has agreed to pay US authorities to settle allegations of money laundering20,000,000+: The amount of compensation in pounds sterling Bob Diamond is thought to have waived on departing Barclays(-0.55): The negative yield that Switzerlands two-year bonds fell to in the summer of 2012 as investors piled into safe haven assets10,000: The number of job cuts (equivalent to the population of a small Swiss town) UBS said it would make it in its investment banking division 23,300,000: The number of results for Credit Bubble 2012 by doing a quick Google search 6: The equivalent percentage that was expected to be wiped-off US GDP if the fiscal cliff was not resolved ahead of the 31/12/2012 deadline. 86: Lionel Messis a new record for the number of goals scored in a year, surpassing the equally diminutive but no less potent Gerd Müller. 21/12/12: The date, according to the Mayan calendar, when the world will come to an end. 22/12/12: The date when the world obviously didnt come to an end, thankfully.