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  • Keeping the EU Together Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET
    Keeping the EU Together

    Gary Dugan, CIO, Asia & Middle East, Coutts analyzes the reasons why U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is pushing for a referendum on the country's membership in the EU.

  • What to Expect From Cameron's Friday Speech Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    What to Expect From Cameron's Friday Speech

    Eurasia Group President Ian Bremner and Stefano Aversa, co-president at Alix Partners, discuss market uncertainty ahead of David Cameron's speech on Friday, plus Italy's political future.

  • HSBC's King: A Brixit Would Lead to Huge FDI Outflow Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
     HSBC's King: A Brixit Would Lead to Huge FDI Outflow

    Stephen King, group chief economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that UK trade links with Europe have grown enormously over the last twenty five years in contrast to countries in the emerging world.

  • Cameron Promises Vote on EU After Election Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave within the next parliament if he is re-elected at the next election in 2015.

  • StanChart CEO: Industry 'Attacked' From All Sides Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Stan Chart CEO: Industry 'Attacked' From All Sides

    Peter Sands, CEO of Standard Chartered, tells CNBC that they are glad to have settled the US issues and the bank continues to grow with a focus on Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis.

  • Cameron Leading Britain Into Minefield on EU Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 3:22 AM ET
    David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron is leading Britain into a minefield in seeking to renegotiate its terms of membership of the European Union. His gamble could easily end in a bust.

  • Algeria Expects Heavy Hostage Toll From Siege Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • Algerian Army Stages 'Final Assault' on Gas Plant Saturday, 19 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    This is a satellite image of the Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city.

    The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages.

  • American, Frenchman Confirmed Killed in Algeria Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:56 PM ET
    Islamists protest in Algiers on Friday against the decision by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to allow French fighter jets to use Algerian airspace.

    An American and a Frenchman have been found dead, and the Obama administration said Friday it was trying to secure the release of U.S. hostages still being held by Islamic militants at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara.

  • Cameron Faces Tough EU Questions: Expert Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:05 AM ET
    Cameron Faces Tough EU Questions: Expert

    Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that David Cameron's attempt at EU renegotiation is becoming a farce and he risks being humiliated if it fails.

  • If It Wants to Be Special to America, UK Needs EU Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
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    The Obama administration on Wednesday publicly signaled its growing concern about a possible British exit from the EU, just days before David Cameron sets out plans for a referendum on the issue.

  • Government Has Cut Too Fast: Opposition Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
     Government Has Cut Too Fast: Opposition

    Rachel Reeves, shadow chief secretary for the Labour Party, tells CNBC that the government has cut too far and too fast, choking off the economic recovery.

  • UK Prepares for Decisive Day as Downgrade Looms Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 6:02 AM ET
    UK Prepares for Decisive Day as Downgrade Looms

    With sluggish growth, an expanding budget deficit and fears of a downgrade, the U.K finance minister will next week use his Autumn Statement to update his plans for the economy with predictions emerging that a tax crackdown on multinationals could be on the cards.

  • Britain Should Prepare for Post-EU Future: Expert Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 11:00 AM ET
    Britain Should Prepare for Post-EU Future: Expert

    Andrew Lilico, director and principal at Europe Economics, explains to CNBC why it might be in Britain's best interest to relinquish its ties to the European Union.

  • Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT Nov 6 Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

  • *Pressure rising for projects to revive UK economy. LONDON, Nov 2- London's mayor accused the British government on Friday of ``utter inertia'' on airport expansion policy with pressure growing for a launch of major infrastructure projects to help shore up the floundering economy.

  • Growing numbers of accountants, banks and consultants are signing lengthy office leases in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands as they flock to serve customers seeking the legal ways to cut their tax bills offered by having a offshore base.

  • *UK will veto any budget deal bad for UK taxpayer- finance minister. LONDON, Nov 1- Britain faces a crisis that could end with the world's sixth largest economy leaving the European Union, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warned ahead of a showdown over budget spending with other states in the 27- member bloc.

  • Growing numbers of accountants, banks and consultants are signing lengthy office leases in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands as they flock to serve customers seeking the legal ways to cut their tax bills offered by having a offshore base.