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  • Busch: Clegg, UK's New ‘King-maker?’ Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    The UK election just got a lot more interesting in a big negative way for the British pound.

  • UK PM Brown's Resignation Hits the Pound Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 3:08 AM ET

    The pound is not yet significantly reacting to the coalition talks, but this may change if negotiations go on long enough.

  • Farr: 1000 Points! What The Heck Was That? Friday, 7 May 2010 | 9:41 AM ET

    As the market dropped our team was watching. A car wreck is a much too pleasant analogy. I was at my desk in 1987, 1989, 9/11, 2008, and I’ve never witnessed what I witnessed yesterday.

  • As Britain Goes to Polls, Economic Clouds Hover Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
    A man arrives at a polling station at St Johns Parish Church, London.

    Even with rioters on the streets of Athens and the 16 countries using the euro threatened with mounting turmoil, the economy remained the most frequently — and least candidly — discussed topic in the UK as the three main parties entered the last hours of a monthlong general election campaign.

  • As Britain Goes to Polls, Economic Clouds Hover Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 4:03 AM ET

    With government deficits in Britain second in Europe only to those in Greece, whoever wins Thursday’s general election will be forced to make deep and unpopular cuts, the New York Times reports.

  • UK Conservative Leader Has the X-Factor: Cowell Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 5:38 AM ET

    Simon Cowell, the man who made millions from being the front man of American Idol and the X-Factor, has intervened in the UK election race just 24 hours before Britain goes to the polls.

  • Here's my friend Dan Mitchell's latest video. As usual, it's definitely worth watching. According to Dan: The correct capital gains tax rate is zero because there should be no double taxation of income that is saved and invested.

  • Will Brown Failure Give Cameron Victory?  Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 10:30 AM ET

    With two days to go before the UK election analysts at Bank of New York Mellon have found that David Cameron's opposition Conservative Party is ever more likely to form a majority government, albeit with a very small majority.

  • CNBC Survey: Hung Parliament Bad for Business Monday, 3 May 2010 | 8:03 PM ET

    More than three quarters of business leaders think that a hung parliament will be bad for the UK economy, a survey commissioned by CNBC showed Tuesday.

  • The Issue Candidates Avoided in the TV Debate Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 4:27 AM ET

    The third and final TV debate between PM candidates is over but none of the three spoke about the hidden issue that will define the UK economy over the long term.

  • Why You Should Buy the Pound Before May 6 Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 5:39 AM ET

    The worst outcome for the UK election – a hung parliament – has already been priced in, and some analysts forecast the pound could appreciate by up to 15 percent after the May 6 vote.

  • UK's Third Party Now Leads in Polls Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 9:14 AM ET

    In one of the most stunning turnarounds in British election history, the UK's third party, the Liberal Democrats, now lead opinion polls just two and a half weeks before we go to the vote.

  • America’s Constitutionalist Revolt Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 3:03 PM ET
    A participant at a Tea Party Express rally displays a sign critical of the Obama administration on April 13, 2010 in Albany, New York. The Tea Party Express will head to Boston on Wednesday where the headline speaker at an afternoon rally will be Sarah Palin.

    So much is being written in the mainstream media about who the tea partiers are, but very little is being recorded about what these folks are actually saying.

  • 1st TV Debate Points to Hung Parliament Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 4:25 AM ET

    With airports on lock-down due to the massive cloud of soot thrown up by an Icelandic volcano, Britain this morning woke up to headlines hailing Nick Clegg, the leader of the UK’s third party the Liberal Democrats, as the winner of the first US-style TV debate in history.

  • Gordon Brown Is Sorry – But So Are Voters Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 10:09 AM ET
    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

    UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British voters Wednesday night that he was sorry for not imposing stiffer regulations on the City of London and banking industry in the UK when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • Which Leader Will Win the TV Debates? Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 6:47 AM ET

    With opinion polls so tight, the three US-style TV debates, which will happen every Thursday until the UK goes to the polls, will be important. Whether they will be a game changer is open to question though.

  • Hungary Votes, but What of the Economy? Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Hungary

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  • Whoever Wins the UK Election Must Support the City Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 10:58 PM ET

    It is in the interests of all parties to support a strong financial services sector, one that can provide the lending required by businesses and individuals to drive the economic recovery forward.

  • UK Needs Higher Corporate Taxes: Business Leaders Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 7:34 PM ET

    A new UK government should make dealing with the budget deficit and cutting spending its main priority immediately after the election, a CNBC survey of 300 business leaders showed Tuesday.

  • India, Not China, Is Bigger Problem: Lloyds' Chairman Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Doing business in India is more difficult than doing it in China, despite the recent spate of conflicts between Western companies and the Chinese authorities, Lord Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyd's Of London, told CNBC Wednesday.

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