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  • 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.

  • UK Mortgage Approvals, Lending Pick Up in Jan. Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    British mortgage approvals picked up from near record lows in January, the British Bankers' Association said on Monday, indicating an expected slowdown in the housing market may be less severe than some fear.

  • Serb Rioters Attack, Break Into US Embassy Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 2:01 PM ET
    The U.S. embassy in Belgrade burns after masked attackers broke into the building and set an office on fire at the end of a massive protest against Western-backed Kosovo independence, in the Serbian capital, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. More than 150,000 Serbs gathered at the rally vowing to retake the territory which is viewed as Serbia's religious and national heartland.

    Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy and set fire to an office after a massive protest against Kosovo's independence that drew an estimated 150,000 people.

  • Markets: The "End Of The Beginning" For A Bottom? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 4:07 PM ET

    This was a big day. The Dow rallied more than 300 points off its initial lows; we essentially moved sideways since one hour after the open. What does it mean? The most important development is we have broken the "sell on the rally" mentality;

  • So for bulls and bears it's a tough call either way: 1) How much do you believe the U.S. consumer is slowing down, and 2) How much ancillary slowdown will the global economy see. Bears say consumer slowdown has just begun, and global slowdown is just starting, with the U.K. already slowing.

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    The furniture rental subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expanding into the United Kingdom.  Cort, "the leading furniture provider in the 'rent-to-rent' industry in the United States," says it is buying England's Roomservice Group, which describes itself as "the UK's leading furnishing solutions provider." The price is not included in the release.

  • Brewer S&N to Slash Costs in Bid Defense Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 11:08 AM ET

    Britain's biggest brewer Scottish and Newcastle (S&N) bolstered its defense against a Carlsberg and Heineken bid by moving to slash costs, but weak third-quarter trading sent its shares well below the bid price.

  • Beijing 2008: Hotels Building A Big Presence In China Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET
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    Major companies such as Chicago-based Marriott International, the Intercontinental Group of Britain, Accor of France and Shangri-La of Hong Kong, have built networks and are expanding aggressively through the country. 

  • Beijing 2008: US Airlines Look To Land Of Opportunity Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET
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    The Olympic games in Beijing are a prime opportunity for US carriers to prove their worth and thus gain greater access to a key growth market.

  • International Investing: The United Kingdom Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 1:24 PM ET

    The United Kingdom is one of five trillion-dollar economies in western Europe. Its economic strength has allowed it to remain independent of the European Union, and public opinion polls have shown steady, substantial opposition to abandoning the pound for the euro.