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  • 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.

  • UK budget: What was the stand out figure?   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    UK budget: What was the stand out figure?

    Ruth Lea, economic adviser at Arbuthnot Banking Group, gives her reaction to the U.K. Budget.

  • Osborne: We will abolish annual tax return   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Osborne: We will abolish annual tax return

    George Osborne, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, talks about the corporation tax in his annual Budget speech, adding that the annual tax return will be abolished.

  • LONDON, March 18- The British government is still considering Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's acquisition of North Sea gas fields, but has made clear it has the power to require him to sell the assets, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said on Wednesday. Fridman, whose fund LetterOne bought 11 UK gas fields as part of a 5 billion euro takeover of...

  • Osbourne: A 'lucky' or 'failing' chancellor?   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Osbourne: A 'lucky' or 'failing' chancellor?

    When asked if the U.K. Chancellor is a "lucky" man, Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary of the U.K. Labour party, explains why he prefers to use the word "failing."

  • Umunna: How to judge the UK budget   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Umunna: How to judge the UK budget

    Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary of the U.K. Labour party, discusses what he and his party want to happen in the U.K budget today.

  • *Britain faces close national election on May 7. LONDON, March 17- Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to win a May 7 national election and form a minority government, but his grip on power could be so tenuous that Britain will hold a second ballot this year, the leader of the UK Independence Party warned. Farage, a 50- year-old former metals trader who wants Britain...

  • LONDON, March 16- Plans to ban branding on cigarette packaging in England passed their final legislative hurdle on Monday after lawmakers in Britain's upper house of parliament approved them, meaning firms will be forced to adopt plain, standardised packets. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government is introducing the measures after...

  • UK elections: Who do people trust?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    UK elections: Who do people trust?

    At a Labour party conference, CNBC's Wilfred Frost talks to delegates and members of the public about the upcoming U.K. general election.

  • LONDON, March 13- British left-wing leader Ed Miliband hoped to win more votes by inviting a TV crew into his home. "Exposed: Eddie Two Kitchens," said a headline in the right-leaning Sun newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, on Friday. The existence of Miliband's second kitchen only came to light after the Labor leader- whose personal popularity trails that of Prime...

  • LONDON, March 13- Britain said on Friday it believed its decision to become a founding member of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was in its own national interest, shrugging off U.S. anxiety about the move. Britain had previously said it had sought to become a founding member of the AIIB, making it the first Western nation to embrace the China-...

  • LONDON, March 12- Some young voters who backed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives in Britain's last election are considering turning to Labour in May's ballot because they feel let down by the government's record of creating jobs and opportunity. Reuters spoke to ten first-time voters in the run up to the last election in 2010, when Labour Prime...

  • LONDON, March 11- Lawmakers in the lower house of Britain's parliament are expected to vote to ban branding on cigarette packs by a large margin later on Wednesday, a move that would force manufacturers to adopt plain packets in England by 2016.. Lawmakers are expected to vote according to their consciences rather than under party political instruction, and a...

  • FRANKFURT, March 10- CIA researchers have worked for nearly a decade to break the security protecting Apple phones and tablets, investigative news site The Intercept reported on Tuesday, citing documents obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The site's editors include Glenn Greenwald, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in reporting on Snowden's...

  • UK's Labour party upbeat on business   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    UK's Labour party upbeat on business

    Toby Perkins, U.K. shadow minister for small business, says there's a "great deal more for government to do to support more businesses to grow."

  • LONDON, March 9- Britain's finance minister George Osborne has a chance to bolster the re-election prospects of Prime Minister David Cameron next week when he announces his last budget before a knife-edge election. The election on May 7 is shaping up to be the most unpredictable in decades with anti-establishment parties gaining support and big differences...

  • YouGov: UKIP has 'protest voters'   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    YouGov: UKIP has 'protest voters'

    Peter Kellner, president of YouGov, says that the UKIP political party has "protest voters with an agenda" and that the party is unlikely to win many seats.

  • UK: Where the immigration battle really is   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK: Where the immigration battle really is

    Is U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron winning or losing the immigration debate? Peter Kellner, president of YouGov, weighs in with his thoughts.