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U.K. Finance Minister George Osborne warned his Conservative Party will seek a further £25 billion ($41 billion) in budget cuts if it is re-elected to govern next year.
Ex-soviet state Latvia - which became a fully-fledged member of the euro zone on Wednesday - has hit back at claims that it could become a haven for "dirty money".
Turkey's currency has plunged to its lowest point against the dollar for more than three decades this week.
One of the most successful U.S. exports of 2013 may have been Black Friday, the day when consumers are tempted into starting Christmas shopping early.
Analysts have warned this year is unlikely to prove as lucrative for stocks as 2013 - although America is expected to outperform Europe yet again.
In late February, around 480 miles off the coast of Florida, the Cayman Islands will get ready to cater for a new kind of visitor.
Like a hunky doctor killed pulling cute children from an orphanage fire, soap operas seemed to have died a grisly death. Until...
Before you dive into the market for the new year, professionals advise one key resolution: don't get cocky.
Japan's Nikkei index may have clocked its biggest annual gain in over 40 years, but it wasn't 2013's best performing stock index.
The European Union plans to give the region's tech startups a helping hand in 2014 - but it could be a case of too little, too late.
With growth in major emerging markets set to slow, investors will be forced to look at riskier frontier markets like Colombia.
Investors could be forgiven for thinking Italy couldn't get any worse in 2014 after a year of political and economic turbulence. They'd be wrong.
After a string of court cases and the advent of new technology, the music industry appears to be winning the battle against illegal downloads.
The CEO of engineering firm AMEC has warned of multiple barriers preventing the U.K. from creating a shale gas industry to rival that in the U.S.
Realtor.com has released its year-end list of craziest places to live, from a pirate-themed mansions to a missile silo.
The U.K.-based Centre for Economics and Business Research says China won't eclipse the U.S. economy until later than some analysts have suggested.
While there were plenty of big surprises in 2013, no story was more unique than bitcoin, the online currency that shook up the global monetary system.
If your marriage is over, you’re a member of the jet set and earn less than your partner, London seems to be the place to get a generous settlement.
"Downton Abbey" might spread the iconic image of the English manservant around the world but the modern-day "Jeeves" is just as likely to be female.
A growing number of trendy city-dwellers are taking lessons in archaic – and sometimes weird – skills to stand out from the crowd.