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  • Former UK PM Brown Calls for US Leadership Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on the United States to show leadership on the global economic recovery at the next G20 Summit to be held in Nice, France next month.

  • UK MP Buys News Corp Shares to Speak at Meeting Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Rupert and James Murdoch in front of Parliament

    British member of parliament, Tom Watson, will attempt to address News Corp  shareholders when it holds its the annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday.

  • Inflation Is Not What the UK Should Fear Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 3:12 AM ET
    Occupy protests in London

    Most people who have a mortgage are doing very nicely, thank you very much, out of lower interest rates.

  • UK Defense Secretary Resigns Over Best Man Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 5:42 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.

    Embattled UK secretary of state for defense Liam Fox resigned from the government on Friday after a week of continuing allegations relating to his close friend and self-styled adviser Adam Werrity.

  • Pension Shortfall Nearly Doubles in September Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:19 AM ET

    The aggregate shortfall of UK corporate pension schemes soared in September and is now at its second-highest level, new industry data show, as falling markets and bond yields sharply reduced returns.

  • Average UK Household Faces Fuel Poverty by 2015 Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    The average UK household will be in “fuel poverty” by the next election in 2015 if energy bills, which have almost doubled as a share of median income since 2004, stay on their current path, the FT reports.

  • Euro Lifts, Dollar Slips, China Talks Tough Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 8:25 AM ET

    France and Germany make a promise, and China sends a warning - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • UK Opposition Leader Shuffles His Team Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 8:14 AM ET
    Ed Miliband, UK Labour party leader

    The UK’s opposition party leader Ed Miliband announced a reshuffle to his shadow cabinet on Friday in a move that was widely expected following a change to the Labour party’s rules which had previously meant shadow cabinet members had to be elected by the party.

  • Our Austerity Plan Will Work: UK Prime Minister Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    David Cameron

    The British Prime Minister David Cameron defended the coalition government’s austerity plans on Wednesday telling delegates at the Conservative party’s annual conference in Manchester: “Our plan is right, and our plan will work.”

  • What Does Osborne’s 'Credit-Easing' Really Mean? Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:39 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    When chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, got up to speak at the Conservative party conference on Monday, he knew he had to tread a fine line between optimism that the British economy could recover and wasn’t going to fall into a "double-dip" recession, versus facing down calls from the Liberal Democrats to ease public spending cuts and those on the right of his own political party calling for an end to the 50p tax rate at the very least.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK’s finance minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne vowed to continue the coalition government’s austerity program on Monday telling delegates at his Conservative party’s annual conference in Manchester, UK, that Britain would “ride out the storm.”

  • UK Needs Growth Not Just Austerity: Opposition Leader Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Ed Miliband, UK Labour party leader

    The UK needs a new economic plan for the 21st century that rewards the real wealth creators and not just "predators who are just interested in the fast buck", the Labour party leader  - the UK’s main opposition party  -  Ed Miliband said on Tuesday.

  • UK's Labour Still Has a Trust Issue on the Economy Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 5:21 AM ET
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown

    As Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wrapped up his speech to the Labour party conference on Monday, one thing became abundantly clear: Labour still have a trust issue when it comes to the economy.

  • Britain Needs a Plan That Works: UK Opposition Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK’s opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls called on the government to provide a credible policy to encourage economic growth telling delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference the coalition government’s austerity plan “just wasn’t working”.

  • Plastic Thumbs, Giant Tennis Balls and Parliament Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 8:19 AM ET
    Big Ben

    What would you bring to London's Houses of Parliament when you came to gape at Big Ben? A broomstick? A plastic thumb? Or even an egg? These were all among the items confiscated from visitors to the Houses of Parliament in the first half-year of 2011.

  • No Turning Back on Austerity Clegg Tells Lib Dems Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg takes part in a question and answer session with community groups at the Frontline Church in Liverpool, England.

    Britain’s deputy prime minister, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg told delegates at his annual party conference in Birmingham on Wednesday there was no turning back from the coalition government’s fiscal austerity program despite figures showing government borrowing in August reached a record high for the month.

  • UK Trade Unions to Ballot Millions on Pensions Strike Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    A protester holds up a smoke bomb during a mass demonstration against government financial cuts in central London, on March 26, 2011.

    Trade unions representing millions of public sector workers announced on Wednesday they would hold a strike ballot over pension reforms, raising the threat of mass walkouts later this year.

  • UK Finance Minister Faces Drug Allegations Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 11:14 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    UK Finance Minister George Osborne faced controversy Monday as allegations resurfaced about him taking cocaine with a former madam.

  • UK Banks Eye £6 Billion Cost of Reforms Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 9:53 PM ET

    Britain’s banks will face an annual bill of as much as £6 billion ($9.5 billion) to comply with the reforms of the Vickers Commission, according to the panel’s final report, published on Monday. The FT reports.

  • UK's Osborne Still the Darling of the Bond Market? Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 3:53 AM ET
    Big Ben

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