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  • Cyber Attack Top Threat for Olympics? Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:32 AM ET
    2012 Olympic Rings Unveiled at St Pancras International Station

    Terrorists combining a cyber attack with physical violence are the biggest security threat facing the 2012 Olympics, a digital forensics expert told CNBC.

  • Iran Softens Line on Cutting Oil to Europe Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 2:31 PM ET
    Iranian Flag

    Iran has indicated that its threat to cut oil supplies to European states in order to pre-empt a European Union oil embargo that comes into effect in July may be only a symbolic one.

  • Homeowners Cash In on Games Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    London is home to some of the world's most opulent hotels, but with five-star rooms in short supply during the Olympic Games this summer; wealthy visitors are increasingly turning to private homes to meet their accommodation needs.

  • Britain's dominant services sector expanded at the fastest pace in 10 months in January and firms grew much more optimistic, a survey showed on Friday, crowning a raft of data this week that raised hopes the economy may avoid recession.

  • Big Ben

    Herbert Hoover, you were right. That is the consensus of all right-thinking people on UK fiscal policy, writes Martin Wolf in the FT.

  • 4 UK Men Admit London Stock Exchange Bomb Plot Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 6:17 AM ET
    London Stock Exchange

    Four British men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involvement in an al-Qaida inspired plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.

  • RBS CEO Called on to Reject $1.5 Million Bonus Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 3:35 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    As bonus season in the City of London gets underway in earnest next week the first of the UK’s major banks, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), announced the bonus package for its chief executive Stephen Hester on Thursday evening and immediately came in for criticism.

  • Lord Stern: UK Austerity a No-Growth Proposition Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 2:57 AM ET
    British Pound

    Lord Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics didn't equivocate about his feelings on austerity in the United Kingdom when he spoke with CNBC on Thursday: It has not worked.

  • UK Economy Gets Closer to Double-Dip Recession Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The British economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the final quarter of 2011, taking the annual growth figure for 2011 down to 0.8 percent, official figures published on Wednesday showed, adding to fears the economy is falling into a double - dip recession.

  • Bank of England Governor Slams Bank Bonuses   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:20 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The governor of the Bank of England said he would be willing to implement further rounds of asset purchases – also known as quantitative easing - in an effort to rebalance the UK economy and issued a stark warning to the financial sector ahead of bonus season in the City of London.

  • Hedge Funds May Sue Greece If Loss Forced Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:59 AM ET

    Hedge funds have been known to use hardball tactics to make money. Now they have come up with a new one: suing Greece in a human rights court to make good on its bond payments.

  • RBS Tests Cameron Resolve on Pay-Outs Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:10 AM ET

    David Cameron’s pledge to curb executive pay and stop “rewards for failure” is set to face its biggest test, as Royal Bank of Scotland prepares to offer a bonus of more than £1 million ($1.54 million) to its chief executive, even though the state-controlled bank’s share price has almost halved in a year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Euro Woes Could Revive Bout of Market Volatility Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 5:15 AM ET
    annuities

    Investors are bracing for a return to volatility when markets in the United States reopen on Tuesday, the New York Times reports.

  • UK to Keep Its Triple-A Rating for Now: City Analysts Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 4:37 AM ET

    The United Kingdom will retain its triple-A credit rating this year thanks to the Bank of England’s policy of quantitative easing and demand for UK gilts, City-based analysts told CNBC.

  • British Bonus Season Set to Disappoint Traders Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 4:14 AM ET

    British traders and executives are facing a disappointing bonus season – just as politicians are putting renewed pressure on the bonus culture and executive pay.

  • UK Already Back in Recession: Think Tank Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 5:09 AM ET

    The United Kingdom is likely already back in recession and may see unemployment approach three million before the end of the year, economic think tank the Ernst & Young Item Club forecast on Monday.

  • Downgrade of Debt Ratings Underscores Europe’s Woes Saturday, 14 Jan 2012 | 10:39 AM ET

    As Europe’s debt turmoil enters its third year, no clear solutions are yet in sight — despite recent signs that a new lending program by the European Central Bank might be easing pressures.

  • SFO Targets Criminal Company Dividends Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 2:05 AM ET

    The UK’s fraud investigator intends to confiscate shareholder dividends paid by companies convicted of criminal offences, after it won approval for a landmark court action, the Financial Times reports.

  • For Europe, Few Options in a Vicious Cycle of Debt Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 4:33 AM ET

    As difficult as the last two years have been for Europe, 2012 could be even tougher. Each week, countries will need to sell billions of dollars of bonds — a staggering $1 trillion in total — to replace existing debt and cover their current budget deficits, the New York Times reports.

  • Rolls-Royce Car Sales Hit Record High Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sales hit record-breaking levels in 2011, with more cars sold than ever before in the brand’s 107-year history.