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  • Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation

    The likelihood of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp being given UK government approval to complete its takeover of British Sky Broadcasting has "sharply contracted" over the last 24 hours, Alex De Groote, media analyst at Panmure Gordon told CNBC.

  • UK City Releases Plans to Deal With Zombie Attacks Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 4:44 AM ET

    While governments and local councils may be expected to be prepared to deal with terrorist attacks, extreme weather conditions and contagious diseases, a potential zombie attack might not be top of the list.

  • Job Growth Lifts the Dollar, Rate Hike Hits the Euro Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Dollar lifts, euro slips, and Thailand's prime minister-elect connects on the baht - time for your FX Fix.

  • Arrests Expected 'Within Days' Over Hacking: Sources Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 8:54 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    The storm clouds brewing over Rupert Murdoch's UK media empire are set to move closer, with the arrest of up to five employees expected within days, sources familiar with the situation told CNBC.com Thursday.

  • China's Banks Warned, British Pound Slapped Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    China's banks are unexpectedly fragile and the Royal Bank of Australia is a dove - it's time for your VEX Fix.

  • Britain Holds Tribute to President Ronald Reagan Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 6:44 AM ET
    President Ronald Reagan watches as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks November 16, 1988 in Washington, DC.

    As Fourth of July celebrations get under way across the United States, London will hold its own tribute to America's 40th President, Ronald Reagan, with the unveiling of a bronze statue outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square.

  • Financial Service Jobs Rise to Pre-Crisis Levels Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 3:44 AM ET

    Volumes of business across the UK financial services sector slowed in the three months to June  but jobs jumped, a survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) revealed on Monday.

  • Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Call Alarmed Prosecutors Saturday, 2 Jul 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    Little by little, the woman's credibility as a witness crumbled — she had lied about her immigration, about being gang raped in Guinea, about her experiences in her homeland and about her finances, officials told the NY Times.

  • Strauss-Kahn Case Seen in Jeopardy Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials. The NYT reports.

  • Confusion in Europe, Gloom in Japan Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    Japanese businesses are pessimistic and euro traders don't know what to think — it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Queen to Profit From Income Shake-Up Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    Queen Elizabeth II

    A mood of austerity may be stalking Britain, but the champagne is still flowing at Buckingham Palace thanks to a government plan to put the queen on what might be seen as profit-related pay, reported the FT.

  • Gloomy Consumers Hit UK Retailers Hard Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 5:45 AM ET

    The gloom which has descended on the British high street, with shop closures and well-known chains collapsing, is set to continue as consumers cut back, Mike Dennis, senior consumer analyst at MF Global, told CNBC Thursday.

  • UK Unions Step Up as Europe's Left Wanes Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    A protester holds up a smoke bomb during a mass demonstration against government financial cuts in central London, on March 26, 2011.

    Around 750,000 British teachers, civil servants, border agents and other public sector workers went on strike on Thursday after negotiations with the government failed to come to a resolution over proposed pension reforms.

  • As the quarter winds down, the temperature on Wall Street has warmed up quickly for stocks while investors chill on Treasurys.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Is Tech Sending a Message? Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:21 PM ET

    While Greece is front and center for markets this week, some traders are watching the rally in tech with interest.

  • Lloyds Bank Has Largest Exposure to Risky Loans Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 1:14 AM ET

    Lloyds Banking Group’s exposure to the riskiest kind of mortgages is more than double that of any of its top five rivals in what is potentially a ticking time bomb for Britain’s largest high-street lender, the FT reports.

  • Dollar Lifts, Loonie Slips Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    The dollar rides some good economic news, for a change, and the Bank of England's Mervyn King delivers a scolding — time for your FX Fix.

  • Stocks Rise as Bulls Look Beyond Volatility Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 7:19 AM ET

    After a volatile session on Thursday as the International Energy Agency unveiled plans to release strategic reserves in a bid to push oil prices lower, stocks look set for a strong end to the week.

  • European Central Bank

    The New York Times considers the possibility that a firm or group of firms insured billions of dollars of European debt through derivatives.

  • Could 'Rip-Off Britain' Really Print More Money? Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
    Big Ben

    Minutes from the last meeting of the BoE’s monetary policy committee showed that despite two members wanting to hike rates, others are considering another round of quantitative easing.