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  • March 31- Wildly unpredictable and potentially having a huge impact on future growth, Britain's upcoming general election is the kind of event financial markets should hate. Prime Minister David Cameron met the Queen on Monday to tell her Parliament was dissolved, setting the clock for a May 7 election. In short, it is very difficult right now to know the future...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead. But there is growing frustration in Brussels, Berlin and Paris at the lack of clarity over Prime Minister David Cameron's goals if he is re-elected on May 7 and seeks...

  • *UK faces ultra-close national election on May 7. LONDON, March 30- Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion economy. Britain excels at set-piece constitutional events.

  • *UK faces close national election on May 7. LONDON, March 30- Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron meets Queen Elizabeth following parliament's dissolution, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion economy. The opposition Labour Party is due to present...

  • LONDON, March 30- Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Prime Minister David Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion economy. Hours later, Cameron, who says he passionately wants another term in office "to finish the job", is...

  • LONDON, March 28- Britain's government has told two of its offshore financial tax havens to set out timetables for implementing a central register of companies revealing corporate ownership, in a bid to help combat tax evasion. Prime Minister David Cameron proposed plans for a public register of company ownership in 2013, during a G8 summit in Northern...

  • LONDON, March 25- Lawmakers on Wednesday accused the British government of burying a major review into Britain's relationship with the European Union meant to inform public opinion ahead of a possible referendum on membership of the bloc. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties before holding a referendum by the end of...

  • ROCESTER, England, March 25- A leading British industrialist and political donor has channelled more than half a billion pounds through an obscure company that isn't required to file financial accounts, a Reuters analysis of corporate filings shows. Lord Anthony Bamford made the payments as head of the family-owned JCB group, which is one of the world's top...

  • Lopez-Belio's husband, Pawel Pracz of Manchester, England, said his wife and son had traveled to Spain for a family funeral. He was with family in Manchester, and in close contact with family in Spain. He was flying back to Britain via Dusseldorf to meet with his mother.

  • LONDON, March 24- Leaving the European Union would be disastrous for Britain and harm its economy, Standard Life Chairman Gerry Grimstone said on Tuesday. "It would be disastrous for London and the UK if the UK were to leave the single market," Grimstone told a conference on how to maintain Britain's competitiveness as a financial centre. Grimstone, who also chairs...

  • INSCH, Scotland, March 24- Scotland may have said' No' to independence last year, but Alex Salmond, who has campaigned for 30 years to break away from the United Kingdom, believes a tie-breaker British election next month could offer a chance to put the question again. Since Scots voted 55-45 percent to preserve the United Kingdom in last September's referendum, the...

  • BRUSSELS— Top leaders of the European Union emerged from a meeting with the Greek prime minister early Friday telling him much what they have for weeks: Come up with a reform plan if you want more money to stay solvent. The EU leaders said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras committed to providing a list of specific reforms in the coming days that would improve his...

  • *Dublin seen as possible venue for relocation. Faced with the prospect of a Labour government that would hike the top rate of income tax to 50 percent and extract a levy from their bonuses, most financiers are rooting for the re-election of David Cameron's Conservatives, even though that would mean a potentially damaging referendum on Britain's membership of...

  • LONDON, March 18- British finance minister George Osborne sought to court voters ahead of a May 7 election by pitching an earlier end to austerity, faster economic growth and lower taxes in future. In his last budget statement before May's national election, Osborne said Prime Minister David Cameron's government had saved Britain's economy and would bring...

  • Miliband: A budget the public won't believe   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Miliband: A budget the public won't believe

    At the UK budget debate, Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour party, criticizes the speech by George Osborne, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, as a Budget no one would believe.

  • UK budget had crowd-pleasing measures   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    UK budget had crowd-pleasing measures

    Rob Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg, said there were a "few crowd-pleasing measures" in the UK budget speech.

  • Osborne: Britain is working again   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Osborne: Britain is working again

    At the last Budget before May's general election, George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, reveals forecasts for the UK economy.

  • Osborne: We want to lower national debt   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Osborne: We want to lower national debt

    In this year's Budget, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, explains how the government plans to lower the national debt.

  • 'Britain is walking tall again': Osborne   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    'Britain is walking tall again': Osborne

    At this year's Budget, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, discusses the progress the country's economy has made over the last five years.

  • UK 'must stick' to economic plan   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    UK 'must stick' to economic plan

    George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, says the U.K. must stick to its long-term economic plan, in this year's Budget statement.