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  • Operation Cupcake Derails al-Qaeda Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 7:02 AM ET

    Al-Qaeda's plans to recruit terrorists via a new English-language magazine have been disrupted by the British intelligence agency MI6, which replaced bomb-making instructions on the website with recipes for cupcakes, UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.

  • Disappointing UK Manufacturing Fuels Recovery Fears Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:28 AM ET

    The latest numbers for UK manufacturing showed a continued weakening, prompting concerns that the economic recovery is likely to be more protracted than forecasts have suggested.

  • DP World Starts Trading in London Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 6:44 AM ET

    DP World, Dubai’s global port operator, began trading on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday as the company seeks to tap into global liquidity.

  • Commentary: Intolerable Choices For the Euro Zone Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    The eurozone, as designed, has failed. It was based on a set of principles that have proved unworkable at the first contact with a financial and fiscal crisis, according to the FT.

  • UK Consumer Recovery to be Slowest in 180 Years Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:19 AM ET

    The UK economy is set to experience the slowest pick-up in consumer spending of any post-recession period since 1830, according to a Financial Times analysis of official forecasts.

  • Wheat field

    The prices of staple crops will more than double in 20 years, unless fundamental changes are made to the international food system, warns the international charity Oxfam.

  • Will Return of 95% Mortgages Boost UK Homebuilders? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:28 AM ET
    Construction worker in New York City.

    British homebuilders and mortgage lenders are considering making it easier for first-time buyers to get the 95 percent mortgages which many believe contributed to the credit crisis, in a move that risks sparking a wave of criticism.

  • Wheat Slips as Russia to Resume Exports Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:11 AM ET
    Wheat field

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  • Sponsors Cry Foul Over Fifa Infighting Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 1:40 AM ET

    Some of football’s biggest sponsors are raising the alarm over infighting at Fifa even as Sepp Blatter, its president, dismissed the bribery storm engulfing the sport’s governing body as a few “difficulties” rather than a crisis, reports the FT.

  • No UK Rate Rise Until Recovery Secured, Bank Told Monday, 30 May 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England (BoE) was warned by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday that raising interest rates before November risked damaging the recovery of the UK economy.

  • Cuts Threatening UK Economic Recovery: OECD Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 8:41 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House July 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned the British government on Thursday that it must ease the pace of deficit reduction or risk damaging the recovery of the UK economy.

  • UK's Cable Sees New Economic Bomb Going Off: Report Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:08 AM ET

    The UK has failed to make enough structural changes to its economic model to avoid another financial crisis, Vince Cable, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills told the New Statesman magazine.

  • Maple Group Goes Hostile With TMX Bid Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:32 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    A group of Canadian banks and pension funds said on Wednesday it will take its C$3.6 billion ($3.7 billion) bid for TMX Group directly to shareholders after the exchange operator rejected the bid in favor of a friendly offer from the London Stock Exchange.

  • Trading the Globe: G8 Summit     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:41 PM ET

    David Riedel, Riedel Research, outlines four main topics investors should watch at the G8.

  • Give Greece 2nd Chance, Then Restructure: Analyst Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 6:16 AM ET

    Greece should receive another tranche of aid from the European Union to enable it to have a second chance and restructure later, according to an analyst.

  • Europe Stock Market Is 'Too Cheap,' Analysts Say Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:20 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Another volcanic ash cloud threatening European airspace, a threat to downgrade Belgium's credit rating and Moody's warning that it could cut UK banks' credit ratings did not make for pretty reading for investors Tuesday.

  • Moody's Could Cut UK Banks' Ratings Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 3:56 AM ET

    The credit ratings of some of the UK’s largest banks could be slashed because of worries about what will happen when the government stops propping them up, the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

  • Lend More or Be Taxed, UK Banks Told Friday, 20 May 2011 | 8:48 AM ET
    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (front 2nd Left) calls an end to a group picture with his new cabinet ministers in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street in London, England.

    The UK’s business secretary Vince Cable has warned Britain’s banks they could face new taxes if they fail to meet lending targets for small businesses under the government Project Merlin agreement.

  • Why Do Leaders Get Caught Up in Sex Scandals? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:25 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    The link between illicit sex, money and power goes back as far as David and Bathsheba. This week has added several new names to the list of scandals at the top of the business world.

  • City Professionals Want to Change Employers: Survey Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    Professionals working in the City of London mull changing employers this year, with more than half saying they definitely intend to find a new employer this year, according to a recent survey, while another survey showed finance professionals among the top earners.