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At a time when the British newspaper industry is under attack from allegations of phone hacking and declining revenues, its power to move markets seems to be as high as ever – even in newspapers not known for their business reporting.
The second round of "quantitative easing" by the Bank of England which will see it purchase 75 million pounds ($118.2 billion) of government bonds over the next few months could cause unemployment to rise, according to one analyst.
The youth unemployment rate is expected to show a "minimal decrease" in 2011 since its peak last year but the young, particularly in areas most hit by the crisis, are struggling to find jobs, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday.
The cautious are paying for the profligate, not only by sacrificing their tax money to save banks from collapse but by seeing their savings eroded by negative interest rates.
It was a striking display of unity: Rupert and James Murdoch, father and son, walking side by side through central London as they faced a crisis that had laid siege to their company. Pushing through a crush of paparazzi on a street not far from Buckingham Palace, James reached out to place a reassuring hand on his father’s back. .
The protesters camping near the London Stock Exchange aren't the only cross British people out there.
Four members of the reggae band UB40 were declared bankrupt on Tuesday by a UK judge in Birmingham County Court.
Brent crude prices are likely to go down towards $100 a barrel as weak economic data around the world continues to hit demand, Stuart Joyner, oil and gas analyst at Investec, told CNBC Tuesday.
Central banks' policy of printing money to try and stimulate weak economies is unlikely to result in significantly higher inflation, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, wrote in a market note.
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.
Protesters remained camped out around London's St. Paul's Cathedral on Sunday after a largely peaceful demonstration that sprang up around the church a day earlier.
A crowd of a few thousand protesters angry at the handling of the financial crisis noisily gathered outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London on Saturday, less than 100 meters away from the London Stock Exchange.
The Occupy Wall Street protests have spawned plenty of similar movements across the United States, and on Saturday the Occupy movement will go transcontinental.
The Nordic country of 5 million people may decide to leave the single European currency and return to its markka if it is forced to cough up funds to support weaker euro zone members, Matthew Lynn, an analyst with Strategy Economics, wrote in a research note on Thursday.
The latest round of quantitative easing (QE) EXPLAINS launched by the Bank of England (BoE) will not provide the stimulus that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need in the UK, economists told CNBC Wednesday.
Moody’s downgrade of 12 British banks last week is irrelevant to the current state of the UK banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com, adding that hell has a better chance of freezing than any British bank failing.
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.
A two-tier economy is emerging in the UK, with small-cap companies being left behind, Keith McGregor, EMEA head of restructuring at Ernst & Young, told CNBC Monday.
A leading British economic policymaker defended the Bank of England's (BoE) 75 billion pounds ($114 billion) boost to its money-printing program Tuesday.
"Three-quarters of the warnings for this quarter [in the UK] are on small cap companies. There is an emerging tail of a two-tier economy," Keith McGregor, head of restructuring EMEA at Ernst & Young, told CNBC.