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  • UK Retailers Face a 'Very Blah' Christmas Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 3:39 AM ET
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    UK shoppers still hear the same Christmas classic tunes, but the bright signs screaming “sale, sale, sale” aren’t what they had expected. The deals of Christmas-past are distant memories as inventory cutbacks are in full swing.

  • Middle-aged investors looking to retire in about 20 years should position their portfolios to have a 25 to 30 percent stake in equities outside of the United States, Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer at PIMCO told CNBC Monday.

  • Smart investments lie in those companies that are boosting market share, creating healthy balance sheets, and taking advantage of price leadership, according to Javelin Wealth Management CEO Stephen Davies.

  • London Fashion Week Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 7:12 AM ET
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    Held at the iconic Somerset House in London's West End, the catwalk shows and exhibitions highlighted the UK's place in the global fashion landscape along with featuring new talent.

  • UK Deals Blow to Ticketmaster-LiveNation Merger Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    As the Department of Justice scrutinizes Ticketmaster and LiveNation's proposed merger here in the US overseas the UK's main antitrust regulator already decided it has some problems with the combination of the ticketing giant and the world's largest concert promoter. This morning Britain's Competition Commission provisionally ruled against the planned merger, saying it "will limit the development of competition in the market for live music ticket retailing."

  • God Save the Queen! Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:42 PM ET

    Shocking news out of Britain today: Queen Elizabeth II could run out of money by 2012 unless the government steps in and gives her a raise! But with a recession going on, it might behoove the queen to set an example for her subjects and get a real job. Here are a few suggestions for how the queen can make a buck—er, pound.

  • Off To A Weak Start Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 9:25 AM ET

    Futures weakened a bit as initial jobless claims came in slightly higher than consensus.

  • Vodafone Focuses on Cost Control after Revenue Cut Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    Mobile phone group Vodafone cut its full-year revenue outlook for the second time in four months on Tuesday but said it would maintain profits and boost free cash flow by cutting 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) of costs.

  • Game Plan: Why the U.S. Still Needs Help Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    If Europe, Britain and China don't cut interest rates, we could be in some real trouble.

  • Europe's Bank Guarantees Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 9:53 AM ET
    Countries across Europe have moved to reassure banking customers by guaranteeing deposits. Fear of runs on banks prompted some account holders to take their money overseas to foreign banks, protected by government pledges, or simply opt for the relative safety of keeping funds out of institutions.» »

    European finance ministers moved to reassure banking customers by agreeing to raise bank-deposit guarantees to 50,000 euros ($67,930), from the current level of 20,000 euros.

  • Europe's Striking Summer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:32 AM ET
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    Rising fuel and food costs, the threat of job losses and disputes over pensions and pay are just some of the factors that sparked thousands of disgruntled workers to take action this summer.

  • Britain By The Numbers Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
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    Although a longshot in winning the gold in our World Markets Challenge, the UK's FTSE 100 is now less than 1% behind the S&P 500 on the leaderboard.  Here are some key stats on Britain's economy and markets.

  • UK's Brown Warns Iran in Nuclear Standoff Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | 10:14 PM ET
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    In the first speech to the Israeli Knesset by a British prime minister, Gordon Brown on Monday will warn Iran it faces growing isolation if it rejects an offer from major powers on its disputed nuclear program.

  • Ireland Set for Recession This Year: ESRI Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:25 AM ET
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    Ireland will this year see its first recession since 1983, but recovery will be faster than when the economy shrank then, a government-funded research body said on Tuesday.

  • Deputy Governor Gieve Quits Bank of England Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 7:50 PM ET
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    Bank of England Deputy Governor John Gieve announced on Wednesday he will quit prematurely next year just as the government unveiled the biggest shake-up of the central bank's financial stability remit in more than a decade.

  • Limited Airline Options For Travelers Monday, 19 May 2008 | 9:16 AM ET
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    U.S. Olympic fans looking to fly to Beijing  for the summer games will find a limited choice of options originating from the US, but they'll find a spanking new airport terminal and light rail line.

  • Think Your Job Won't Go Overseas? Think Again Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
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    More than a quarter of US employers expect more of their high-skill positions to be shipped overseas.

  • Stern Warning: Cost of Tackling Climate Change Rises Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:50 PM ET
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    Curbing greenhouse gases has become an emergency, as global warming advances faster than previously thought, Lord Nicholas Stern, the author of the 'Stern Review' on climate change and the economy, tells CNBC.com.

  • Toogood: Play the Slowdown Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    Investors need to decide whether or not we are experiencing a full-blown recession or another mid-cycle slowdown to decide on the best strategies to make money in these turbulent markets, Peter Toogood, CIO of Forsyth Partners told CNBC Europe.

  • Man Group to Beat Forecasts Despite Turmoil Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    Man Group, the world's biggest listed hedge fund firm, said on Thursday it would beat analysts' average profit forecast for the year ended March 31, despite turmoil in financial markets.