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  • Luxury Back in Fashion Despite Downturn Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Aligator Purse

    The market for luxury goods has come back with a bang in the past couple of years, despite volatility elsewhere in the market.

  • Philanthropists Put a Price on Good Deeds Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    A question that is becoming more pertinent in these straightened economic times is whether it is possible to measure charitable initiatives the way businesses measure their profits.

  • London Protesters Camping, but What Are They Saying? Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 6:09 AM ET
    A London demonstrator vents anger at bankers while standing near St. Paul's Cathedral. "Occupy" protestors, as they're known in the United States and United Kingdom, concern themselves primarily with what they see as the domination of society by interests within financial institutions and corporations.

    It’s getting colder in London. We had a lingering summer, but that is over. Not such a great time to be on the streets for any longer than you have to. The central heating goes on and the thick duvet is very welcome.

  • Former UK PM Brown Calls for US Leadership Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on the United States to show leadership on the global economic recovery at the next G20 Summit to be held in Nice, France next month.

  • Why Are Markets Listening to British Newspapers? Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:00 AM ET
    Newspapers

    At a time when the British newspaper industry is under attack from allegations of phone hacking and declining revenues, its power to move markets seems to be as high as ever – even in newspapers not known for their business reporting.

  • UK Easy Money Policy Could Slash Jobs: Analysts Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 7:01 AM ET

    The second round of "quantitative easing" by the Bank of England which will see it purchase 75 million pounds ($118.2 billion) of government bonds over the next few months could cause unemployment to rise, according to one analyst.

  • Jobless Youth Face Crime, Drugs, Depression: ILO Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    The youth unemployment rate is expected to show a "minimal decrease" in 2011 since its peak last year but the young, particularly in areas most hit by the crisis, are struggling to find jobs, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday.

  • Inflation Isn't Doing Britain Any Good Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 3:34 AM ET

    The cautious are paying for the profligate, not only by sacrificing their tax money to save banks from collapse but by seeing their savings eroded by negative interest rates.

  • Murdochs' Infighting Clouds Future of News Corp Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 2:30 AM ET
    James Murdoch speaking in front of Parliament

    It was a striking display of unity: Rupert and James Murdoch, father and son, walking side by side through central London as they faced a crisis that had laid siege to their company. Pushing through a crush of paparazzi on a street not far from Buckingham Palace, James reached out to place a reassuring hand on his father’s back. .

  • United Kingdom Most Miserable for Nearly Two Decades Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    The protesters camping near the London Stock Exchange aren't the only cross British people out there.

  • UB40 Musicians Declared Bankrupt Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 10:58 AM ET
    UB40 performing live.

    Four members of the reggae band UB40 were declared bankrupt on Tuesday by a UK judge in Birmingham County Court.

  • Brent to Go Down to $100: Analyst Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 6:23 AM ET

    Brent crude prices are likely to go down towards $100 a barrel as weak economic data around the world continues to hit demand, Stuart Joyner, oil and gas analyst at Investec, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Money-Printing Won't Bring Inflation Surge: Economist Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    Central banks' policy of printing money to try and stimulate weak economies is unlikely to result in significantly higher inflation, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, wrote in a market note.

  • UK Defense Secretary Resigns Over Best Man Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 5:42 AM ET
    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (front 2nd Left) calls an end to a group picture with his new cabinet ministers in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street in London, England.

    Embattled UK secretary of state for defense Liam Fox resigned from the government on Friday after a week of continuing allegations relating to his close friend and self-styled adviser Adam Werrity.

  • St. Paul's Cathedral in central London forms the backdrop for protestors, called the "99 Percent," who are angry at what they see as an increased disparity in wealth between the very rich and everyone else in Europe, the United States and elsewhere.

    Protesters remained camped out around London's St. Paul's Cathedral on Sunday after a largely peaceful demonstration that sprang up around the church a day earlier.

  • 'Occupy' Movement Hits London, Draws Thousands Saturday, 15 Oct 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    A London demonstrator vents anger at bankers while standing near St. Paul's Cathedral. "Occupy" protestors, as they're known in the United States and United Kingdom, concern themselves primarily with what they see as the domination of society by interests within financial institutions and corporations.

    A crowd of a few thousand protesters angry at the handling of the financial crisis noisily gathered outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London on Saturday, less than 100 meters away from the London Stock Exchange.

  • Occupy London Vows to Bring Out Thousands of Protesters Saturday, 15 Oct 2011 | 6:44 AM ET

    The Occupy Wall Street protests have spawned plenty of similar movements across the United States, and on Saturday the Occupy movement will go transcontinental.

  • How Finland Could Bring the Euro's Demise Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 7:37 AM ET
    Finland

    The Nordic country of 5 million people may decide to leave the single European currency and return to its markka if it is forced to cough up funds to support weaker euro zone members, Matthew Lynn, an analyst with Strategy Economics, wrote in a research note on Thursday.

  • Quantitative Easing Won't Fix UK Problems: Economists Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:05 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    The latest round of quantitative easing (QE) EXPLAINS launched by the Bank of England (BoE) will not provide the stimulus that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need in the UK, economists told CNBC Wednesday.

  • UK Banks Fail? Hell Will Freeze Over First: Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    Moody’s downgrade of 12 British banks last week is irrelevant to the current  state of the UK banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com, adding that hell has a better chance of freezing than any British bank failing.