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  • European Stocks Seen Following Fed-Driven Rally Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 1:39 AM ET

    Financial bookmakers expect the leading European benchmark indexes to rally on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street after the Fed signaled it would not raise rates.

  • How Rich Are The British Royals? Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    The British Royalty will take the world spotlight with the upcoming wedding between Prince William and Princess-to-be Kate Middleton, but the family will walk a fine line between royal extravagance and social consciousness during a period of British austerity. It is no secret that the royal family is one of the wealthiest in the country, but the question remains - just how wealthy are they and what do they actually own? CNBC has investigated the holdings of the royal family, including what they

    CNBC has investigated the holdings of the royal family, including what they do – and what they do not – own. So, how rich are the royals? Find out!

  • Barclays Braces for Revolt Over Executive Pay Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    The bank could face a shareholder revolt over executive pay later Wednesday; it was warned it will be under scrutiny "for the foreseeable future".

  • Europe Shares Seen Mixed; Credit Suisse Profit Misses Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 1:24 AM ET

    European stocks were set for a mixed open Wednesday, with Germany’s Dax indicated to open higher, while London’s FTSE and the Paris Cac-40 were on course for a slightly lower open.

  • Lessons for America From Austerity’s Canary Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Having just spent a week in the US I can confirm Americans and the British share an awful lot in common.

  • Poor White Pupils Lag Behind Black Peers in Britain Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    White schoolchildren in Britain’s poorest communities lag behind peers who are black or of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin, a Financial Times analysis of more than 3 million sets of exam results reveals.

  • European Stocks to Open Lower; Fed Meeting Eyed Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 1:24 AM ET

    European shares were set to slip on Tuesday, tracking falls on Wall Street and in Asia as investors take a cautious stance ahead of the start of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.

  • UK MPs Want Tougher Scrutiny on Bank Bonuses Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 1:17 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Britain’s banks will argue that they are subject to some of the world’s toughest rules on bonuses and that tougher transparency rules could undermine the UK’s competitiveness. The FT reports.

  • Britons in Demand for US Coverage of Royal Wedding Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 8:06 AM ET
    Prince William and Kate Middleton

    The most sought-after pundits have been signed to long-term contracts worth over $100,000; some even have deals with several outlets.  "As long as you have an English accent," one expert joked, "you'll work." The New York Times reports.

  • European Shares Set to Rise on Strong Earnings Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 1:25 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open higher in the last day of a holiday-shortened week, after hitting a one-week closing high Wednesday.

  • The Richest Royal Wedding Guests Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    On April 29, 2011, millions of people across the world will watch Prince William wed his long term girlfriend and college sweetheart, Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. William and Catherine (as she will be known officially ) have urged that the ceremony reflects these recessionary times and avoids being overly "lavish , " but with a guest list boasting royalty, oligarchs and celebrities, their nuptials will be celebrated by some of the wealthiest people in the world - for whom being

    So, who is expected to be the richest in attendance at the royal wedding of Prince William to college sweetheart, Kate Middleton? Click to find out.

  • Ukraine's Richest Man Buys UK's Most Expensive Flat Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, has bought the UK’s most expensive flat at the One Hyde Park residential development in London’s Knightsbridge, the FT reports.

  • FDIC Eyes Tougher Rules for Big Banks Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:42 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    American banks should ringfence their riskier investment banking operations, according to a top financial regulator who wants the US to adopt restrictions similar to those proposed last week by Britain’s Independent Commission on Banking, the Financial Times reports.

  • Separated at Birth or in a Candy Jar? Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 6:23 AM ET

    An English couple who were tucking into a jar of candy from The Jelly Bean Factory have discovered a yellow and red jellybean which they claim looks exactly like Prince William's bride-to-be.

  • Bankers Running Rings Around Regulators Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    In 2009, as the financial crisis entered its darkest days, G20 leaders descended on London for a meeting aimed at bringing the world economy back from the brink.

  • EU Debt Crisis Boosting Far Right Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:29 AM ET

    As austerity measures kick in and the euro zone debt crisis begins to really bite voters where it hurts, in the pocket, extreme political parties are becoming mainstream, warns Dylan Grice, a strategist at Societe Generale in Paris.

  • UK Financial Services Sector Responds to Reforms Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    The UK banking industry has begun to respond to the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) interim report into the future framework within which they would have to work if they want to remain headquartered in the UK.

  • Royal Newlyweds' 10 Favorite Brands Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:26 PM ET
    On April 29, 2011, Prince William of Wales will marry his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton. Although the excitement doesn’t quite match the all-out frenzy that accompanied the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana 30 years ago, there’s a palpable buzz among fans of the royals as the big day draws near. Both bride and groom are popular subjects for the paparazzi, which means that the cars they drive, the wine they drink and especially the clothes they wear are often in the spotlight. Cl

    Click to see some of the brands that the royal couple has been associated with since they met.

  • Royal Bride Middleton Is No Diana, Say Experts Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:11 AM ET
    Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Few men would feel comfortable hearing their future wife compared to their mother. But that is what Prince William would face week in, week out, had he the time and inclination to wade through the royal press cuttings.

  • 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.