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  • UK Faces Economic 'Hurricane': Labour Politician Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 4:27 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Ed Balls will on Friday say that a “hurricane is about to hit” Britain’s economy, in the most dramatic warning yet by a Labour politician that the coalition’s plans to cut the deficit risk pitching the country into a double-dip recession. The FT reports.

  • Why London Outsings New York in Concerts Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 11:15 AM ET
    Madonna performs onstage during the opening night of her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at the O2 Arena on in London, England.

    At the turn of the century, London's Millennium Dome was dismissed by many as a failure and a waste of money after it did not attract the huge numbers of visitors that the government had hoped.

  • A Hundred Days on, Is Cameron the New Thatcher? Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 3:55 AM ET
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    The bond vigilantes currently appear to have bigger worries than the UK and growth in the second quarter was far better than forecast, giving the impression that Cameron and his team have that must valuable of commodities - luck.

  • 'Face Obama Naked' Dare Now Worth $1 Million Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 9:33 AM ET
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    A billionaire who last week launched a dare for people to stand naked in front of US President Barack Obama has just raised the stakes for the prank to $1 million from a previous $100,000.

  • UK Economic Fears Rise as House Prices Dip Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 3:01 AM ET
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    After a year when the recovery in house prices surprised almost everyone and brought relief to Britain’s stretched banks, the return of a buyers’ market threatens to increase jitters in a fragile economy.  The FT reports.

  • Lehman Brothers Art Work Under the Hammer Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 8:24 AM ET
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    Fancy a credit-crunch keepsake or a meltdown memento? Artworks, objects and office signs from the European offices of Lehman Brothers are being auctioned to help pay creditors of the failed investment bank, Christie's auction house said Monday.

  • Sell G7 Bonds Ahead of Fed Meeting: Strategist Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 4:30 AM ET
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    Get out of the G7 bond market excluding Canada ahead of next Tuesday's Federal Reserve meeting, Marc Ostwald, a strategist at Monument Securities, said.

  • Fundamentals for Gold Remain Strong: CEOs Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
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    The chief executives of two of the word's biggest gold producers said the fundamentals driving the price of bullion remain strong.

  • Sell the Dollar On Data and Fed: Currency Strategist Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:42 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As the market speculates on whether the Federal Reserve will ease monetary policy at its meeting on Aug. 10, one analyst is predicting more losses for the dollar.

  • UK Must Resist US-Style Bank Lobbying: BoE's King Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 9:16 AM ET
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    Speaking in front of the Treasury Select Committee in London, King said “I don't think we should see legislation in other countries as an opportunity to lower standards and get a bigger financial sector."

  • BP Launches Image Overhaul, Ditches CEO Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 11:49 AM ET
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    BP launched a plan to repair its battered image in the United States on Tuesday, ditching its gaffe-prone chief executive and promising to slim down by trebling an asset sale target to $30 billion.

  • Comment: UK IPO Is Blast from Dot-Com Bubble Past Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 8:54 AM ET

    When the founders of Ocado and their bankers priced its initial public offering Wednesday, they forgot that it's not the image-conscious shoppers doing the buying, but the hard-pressed investment community.

  • UK Banking Chief Warns of Regulation Risks Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 5:37 AM ET
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    There are risks associated with imposing regulation on London banks without the rest of the world following suit, the head of the British Bankers Association Angela Knight told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Watching the World Cup in Soccer's Home Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
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    As many flocked to South Africa for the excitement of the World Cup, the UK's multicultural capital was also a non-stop party for the world's biggest sporting event.

  • Op-Ed: The Bank of England Should Make up Its Mind Monday, 5 Jul 2010 | 4:09 AM ET

    The Monetary Policy Committee is not set to raise the base rate from its current 0.5 percent level until the second quarter of 2011, according to a poll of economists conducted by Reuters last week. But is the MPC any clearer about the UK economic outlook than the rest of us?

  • British Firm Aims to Rescue Gulf of Mexico Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 6:32 AM ET

    With US/UK relations under strain because of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of Brits intends to try and give a helping hand.

  • Banks in PIGS Get Most of ECB Support: Research Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 4:24 AM ET

    Banks in Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain account for over two-thirds of the euro area liquidity injections since the middle of 2008, according to new research from RBS Marketplace.

  • Trichet Explains Why Soros Is Wrong About the Euro Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 2:59 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The euro is a very credible currency that has kept its value from its debut and has guaranteed price stability, he said. "A currency that guarantees such stable prices, it's of value in the eyes of domestic and international investors," Trichet said.

  • Will 'Courageous' UK Budget Cause Double-Dip? Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:28 AM ET

    The question for the coalition government and the country is whether this moment of courage will go down in history as the moment Britain got back on track or the moment when it fell into a double-dip recession.

  • 'Flash Crash' Less Likely to Happen in Europe? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 2:58 AM ET
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    Tighter regulation and fewer alternative trading venues make it less likely that a "flash crash" would be repeated in Europe, stock exchange officials and traders told CNBC.com. But other market experts expressed concerns that Europe is just as exposed to such events.