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  • LONDON, April 18- British opposition leader Ed Miliband said on Saturday that he would set up a new government unit to prosecute employers who exploit migrant workers if his Labour Party wins power in the national election on May 7. More than 600,000 people migrated to Britain in the 12 months to September, up from over half a million the year before, while average...

  • *UK unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. LONDON, April 17- Britain's economy created the largest number of new jobs in nearly a year and unemployment hit its lowest rate since mid-2008, official labor market data showed on Friday, the last such report before a closely fought election on May 7. The opposition Labor Party stressed the slow pace of Britain's recovery in...

  • LONDON, April 17- European Union plans to help markets raise more funds for the economy play to London's strengths as a global trading centre, the bloc's financial services chief Jonathan Hill told leading bankers and dealers on Friday. In his first speech to London's financial community since his appointment to the European Commission last November, the...

  • LONDON, April 15- Britain's Liberal Democrats, possible kingmakers after a close election in three weeks' time, hinted they could back some form of Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to hold an EU membership referendum in return for unspecified concessions. Cameron's plan to hold an EU referendum by 2017 was not among them, however, and though the Liberal...

  • *UK faces close election on May 7. SWINDON/ LONDON, April 14- British Prime Minister David Cameron launched his party's pre-election policy manifesto on Tuesday, promising to deliver the "Conservative dream" of a home-owning democracy, where over 1 million more families could buy their homes cheaply. He made no mention of his rival, opposition Labour Party leader...

  • *UK faces close election on May 7. LONDON, April 14- British Prime Minister David Cameron will use the launch of his party's policy manifesto on Tuesday to woo voters with a "Conservative dream" that would allow more than 1 million poorer families to buy their own homes at a discount. Designed to court working class voters who have abandoned his party for the anti-EU...

  • MANCHESTER/ LONDON, April 13- Opposition Labor leader Ed Miliband tried to overturn a damaging perception his party cannot be trusted on the economy, unveiling a manifesto he said showed it had the most responsible plan to manage Britain's finances. Britain is facing its most unpredictable election since the 1970 s on May 7 and most polls show Labor and the...

  • LONDON, April 13- British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives are neck-and-neck with the opposition Labour Party ahead of a May 7 national election, an opinion poll showed on Monday. The Populus poll of 2,036 adults from April 10-12 showed support for the Conservatives had risen by two percentage points to 33 percent, putting them level with Labour,...

  • LONDON, April 13- The Scottish National Party has nearly doubled its lead over Britain's opposition Labour Party to 28 percentage points in the last month ahead of a close-fought election on May 7, according to an opinion poll published on Monday. What happens in Scotland is crucial because if Labour does poorly in what has traditionally been a stronghold, its...

  • FRANKFURT, April 12- Investors will cast a wary eye on the latest gauges of the United States' economic health this week, while troubled Europe shows early signs of turning the corner. As finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 top economies gather in Washington, on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund's Spring meeting, they view a...

  • He began a weeklong visit to Germany, France and Spain on Friday, and in May plans to go to Israel, a touchstone for many U.S. politicians with presidential aspirations. Meantime his political group, Our American Revival, has bulked up on staffers to coach Walker on foreign policy, a gap in his resume as he considers entering the GOP presidential contest.

  • UK's FTSE races to new record high as Shire shines Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 up 1.1 pct at record closing high of 7,089.77. *FTSE rises even though election uncertainty hits pound. *FTSE 100 up 8 pct since start of 2015.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct, in line with European region. LONDON, April 10- Top UK shares rose on Friday, nearing all-time highs as real-estate stocks extended gains from a rebound in property prices and drugmaker Shire got a lift from a priority drug review in the United States. The FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,037.57 points, close to an all-time high of 7,065.08 points hit...

  • Gov. Scott Walker heads to Europe on trade mission Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    Scott Walker heads to Europe this week on a trade mission featuring private meetings with business and government representatives in Germany, France and Spain, as he ramps up for a likely bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.. The most high-profile event on Walker's itinerary comes Tuesday when he's slated to deliver a 15- minute speech...

  • UBS: How to play the UK elections   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    UBS: How to play the UK elections

    Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, talks about how different businesses could be impacted by the UK election's outcome, adding that there are potential sector risks if the Labour party wins.

  • LONDON, April 7- Growth in Britain's services sector rose sharply last month, pointing to a speeding up of overall economic growth in the first three months of 2015, financial data company Markit said on Tuesday. Adding to a run of positive economic news before a May 7 national election, the Markit/ CIPS services purchasing managers' index staged its biggest gain...

  • Data published last week showed Britain's economy grew by 0.6 percent in the October-December period. A first official estimate of how Britain's economic fared in the initial three months of this year is due to be released on April 28, the week before May 7' s national election. A slowdown could make it harder for Prime Minister David Cameron to argue that the...

  • These young financiers trying to change the world Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Sean Klimczak, senior managing director for private equity firm Blackstone Group, is shown on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where the 2015 class of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders rang the opening bell, March 27th, 2015.

    The World Economic Forum has named its "Young Global Leaders"--including many financial types--and expect them to be forces for global good.

  • How to make money off of the British election Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in central London, March 18, 2015.

    A heady election season is underway in the U.K. Here's how traders are trying to profit.

  • Profiting off the British election   Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Profiting off the British election

    An exciting U.K. election could mean big profits for traders. Kathy Lien of BK Asset Management and Andrew Burkly of Oppenheimer discuss with Amanda Drury.