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  • Commentary: The Nice Years Are Over Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    What Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, called the Nice (“non-inflationary, consistently expansionary”) decade has vanished. In its place, we see what I would now call the Nasty (“nightmare of austere and stagflationary years”), the Financial Times reports.

  • UK Recovery Still Uncertain: Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:57 AM ET

    The UK economy returned to growth in the first quarter of 2011 but the outlook for the rest of the year remains worrying, according to a report published Tuesday by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

  • Barclay's Bank

    Barclays is considering moving its global headquarters from London to New York.

  • Protestors Will Target William and Kate Wedding Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 12:58 AM ET
    Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Protestors are expected to target the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Head of London’s public order police division has told the UK’s Daily Telegraph Monday.

  • Scots Incensed at 'Raid' on North Sea Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Scottish politicians accused George Osborne of using North Sea resources to “fuel his Budget”, saying the chancellor had given too little in return for his unexpected £2 billion tax raid on the oil and gas industry, reports the Financial Times.

  • Tax Plans Make UK Attractive HQ Again: WPP's Sorrel Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:08 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The UK government's plan to change its plans for taxes on overseas profit is the main reason advertising giant WPP is considering returning to the country, CEO Sir Martin Sorrell told CNBC Thursday.

  • Doping is the most serious threat to the integrity of next year's London Olympic Games, British Minister for Sport and the Olympics Hugh Robertson said on Thursday.

  • Europe Must Show Banks Some Love: Strategist Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:31 AM ET
    BCBS chairman Nout Wellink talks with BCBS secretary general Stefan Walter

    European regulators should stop banker-bashing and allow banks to do their job or risk losing ground to competition from the US, Middle East and Asia in the financial sector, Howard Wheeldon, senior strategist at BGC Partners, told CNBC.com.

  • And the World's Most Valuable Brand Is… Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 1:28 AM ET

    Google became the world's most valuable brand this year, while Coca Cola dropped out of the top ten global brands for the first time, according to the 2011 Brand Finance ranking of the most valuable 500 brands across the globe.

  • Is This You? Dragonologist Wanted for English Castle Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    Warwick Castle – situated in the center of England and promoting itself as ‘Britain’s Ultimate Castle’ - is currently recruiting for a Consultant Dragonologist.

  • 'Penny Lane' Protests Penny-Pinching UK Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 3:07 AM ET

    Liverpool residents have voiced their anger at cuts by the government, which will leave them without many public services they relied on. The Financial Times reports.

  • Bob Marley's Daughter To Dress Usain Bolt's Team Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:32 AM ET
    UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: Photo of Bob MARLEY; Bob Marley performing live on stage at the Brighton Leisure Centre, (Photo by Mike Prior/Redferns)

    At the London Olympics in 2012, the public will have plenty of reason to keep their eye on Jamaica's track and field team.

  • Paul Hawtin

    Kate Kelly goes one-on-one with the two key players behind an ambitious new UK hedge fund launching in early April, which is promising its investors outsized returns using millions of random tweets to predict changes in the stock market.

  • Hedge Fund to Predict Markets Using Twitter Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    Last fall, Indiana University informatics professor Johan Bollen stumbled upon an astonishing connection:  That the social network Twitter could predict swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 87 percent accuracy. 

  • Bankers Ruin Pancake Day Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 5:55 AM ET

    Anti-poverty campaigners the World Development Movement argue that banks and hedge funds are helping to drive up the price of food to record levels through "reckless speculation on basic foods such as wheat and sugar."

  • European Stocks To Rise 17% This Year? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:15 AM ET

    Both the euro area's public debt and public deficit are lower than those in the US, so the euro and European stocks could post a strong rise this year, Peter Westaway, chief Europe economist at Nomura, said.

  • Hidden Debt Makes Governments Insolvent: Bear Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:13 AM ET

    A mountain of debt is growing but because it is off governments' balance sheets it has been so far ignored, Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe Generale, said.

  • Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    One of the most enduring and successful figures in British public life has resigned as director of the London School of Economics, after new details emerged of the institution’s relationship with Libya. The FT reports.

  • UBS Chief Attacks UK for Neglecting Banks Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 5:57 AM ET

    The chief executive of UBS has attacked the UK government for its public neglect of the City of London, warning that tougher regulations will see  investment banking business go to Asia and the US. The FT reports.

  • Interest Soaring in London Land Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    Competition for land in London is hitting pre-recession levels, as international investors prepare to inject more than £5bn into the city’s lucrative residential property market.