• Ruben Hinojosa, (D-TX), asks Jamie Dimon whether JPMorgan's compensation structure might have created incentives for excessive risk. "When anyone blankets over a whole industry, I think we're making a mistake," says Dimon. "There might be a problem with some people on Wall Street."

  • UK Media Inquiry Heats Up: Prime Minister Next Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 2:17 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British prime minister David Cameron faces the prospect of appearing for a full day at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and ethics on Thursday, rounding off a week in which the elite of British politics will have given evidence into their dealings with the media.

  • The Cost of Living Highest in Japan…and Angola Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 6:55 AM ET
    Crowds crossing the famous Shibuya Crossing intersection at the centre of Shibuya's fashionable shopping and entertainment district, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

    Currency fluctuations, inflation and accommodation costs are taking their toll on the cost of living, according to a survey of expats by consultancy firm Mercer.

  • Osborne Told to Stop Using Euro Zone Alibi Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 2:46 AM ET

    George Osborne has been warned by Tory MPs not to use the euro zone crisis as “an alibi” for Britain’s poor economic performance and to step up supply-side reforms to promote growth, the FT reports

  • "We think that that area, when the UK economy recovers, will become a very important center of redevelopment and job creation in that part of London, " Liew Kee Sin, CEO & President of the Malaysian company SP Setia which will redevelop the famous Battersea Power Station in London, said.

  • "I think the Olympics is great news for London, a number of our hotels have got guaranteed occupancy," Simon Vincent, President for Europe, Hilton Worldwide, told CNBC, adding that he anticipates a "very strong period" during the Games.

  • Starbucks Irks the Irish by Calling Them British Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
    Starbucks Coffee

    Starbucks has provoked ire among Ireland's Twitter users when it inadvertently posted a message asking followers to show them why they’re proud to be British - to its Irish Twitter account.

  • UK Economic Outlook Weakening as Central Bank Meets Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 11:28 PM ET

    The outlook for the UK’s economy has steadily worsened, giving the members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) plenty to chew on when they meet Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Traveling Internationally? Avoid These Gaffes Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 4:04 PM ET
    When Mark Zuckerberg  for a meal or two in Rome on his honeymoon, it set the media abuzz. Although tipping is not required or expected in Italy, Americans are known to tip. Furthermore, Zuckerberg is known to be worth quite a bit of money, although not as much as he was a few weeks ago.  Did Zuckerberg goof by not tipping? That’s hard to say, according to Daniel Post Senning, the great-great grandson of Emily Post and co-author of “The 18th Edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette.”“It’s literally a cl

    Here are some of the major ways American travelers can avoid unintentionally offending the locals.

  • UK Recession Will Not Last Long: Bank of England Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    London Financial District

    The UK economy will recover somewhat this year and the next, but the situation in the euro zone has big effects on it, Spencer Dale, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and chief economist at the Bank of England, told CNBC in an interview on Wednesday.

  • UK Economy on the Mend: Bank of England     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    The UK economy will recover somewhat this year and the next, but the situation in the euro zone has big effects on it, Spencer Dale, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and chief economist at the Bank of England, told CNBC.

  • Rockefellers and Rothschilds Unite Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 3:56 AM ET
    US banker David Rockefeller

    Two of the best-known business dynasties in Europe and the US will come together after Lord Jacob Rothschild’s listed investment trust and Rockefeller Financial Services agreed to form a strategic partnership, the FT reports.

  • Osborne in U-Turn on Hot Pasty Tax Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 3:56 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne’s political roasting over hot pies intensified on Monday after the chancellor was forced into a £40m retreat on his proposed “pasty tax”, as the Budget showed new signs of unraveling, the FT reports.

  • Sir Richard Branson on Virgin's Expansion     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    "Virgin Atlantic's got a number of new routes this year... you can't sit still, even in difficult times, it's important to continue to expand," Sir Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic, told CNBC as his company launched a new route between London and Vancouver.

  • Why the UK Is Safe Haven Despite Poor Performance Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 7:38 AM ET

    On the same day official figures showed the biggest slide in retail sales figures in two years and one member of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee indicated it would restart its asset purchase program if the economy weakened significantly, 10-year sovereign debt yields fell to record lows.

  • I Could Have Done Better: Bank of England Official Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 3:03 AM ET

    Outgoing Bank of England policy maker Adam Posen said on Tuesday that he could have done better with his economic forecasting during the financial and euro zone debt crises, and welcomes three reviews of the central bank’s performance that period.

  • For High End Real Estate, London Rules the Roost Friday, 18 May 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    Big Ben

    London prices have risen 45 per cent over the past three years, compared to only 15 per cent in Geneva, 17 per cent in Paris and 10 per cent in New York, making London ever more expensive (and desirable) than its western peers.

  • London Stock Exchange

    The euro zone is facing its darkest hour but will emerge more competitive than in the past, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange told CNBC on Friday, though he noted that smaller businesses are very important to Europe’s recovery.

  • 10 Best Cities for Shopping Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:19 AM ET
    For those who love to shop, the search for that must-have item can be as fun as owning the actual product.  And some cities offer shoppers a bounty of options. So, where are the top shopping destinations around the globe?To find out, CNBC spoke with a team of editors at a trend forecasting firm that has been analyzing the retail industry for more than 80 years. To choose the world’s best cities for shopping, the analysts at Tobe compared a variety of city characteristics, as well as what the loc

    For those who love to shop, the search for that must-have item can be as fun as owning the actual product. Here are the top 10 international shopping destinations.

  • Euro Zone ‘Tearing Itself Apart’: Bank of England Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 7:07 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The governor of the Bank of England said on Wednesday that the euro zone is “tearing itself apart without any obvious solution" as he admitted that the UK central bank, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the government have been discussing contingency plans to deal with the prospect of a Greek exit from the euro or a collapse in the euro zone “for some time.”