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  • United Kingdom

    What did we think of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso’s comments last week on the UK and Europe?

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    The DOE's Energy Information Administration expects the cartel's share to remain at the current 40 percent, while US domestic output rises.

  • With the Keystone pipeline bollixed up to the south, Canada is looking west — to China and other Asian markets — to sell its abundant oil.

  • St George's Flag & Houses of Parliament

    Central banks have been easing, but this strategist thinks more is coming from across the pond.

  • The Brookings Institution recently issued a report the compared per-capita gross domestic product and changes in employment data from 2010 to 2011 in 200 of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The report found that these areas produced 48 percent of global output despite accounting for only 14 percent of the world’s population and employment.In other findings: Ninety percent of the fastest-growing economies were outside North America and western Europe; U.S. metropolitan areas outperformed t

    The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.

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    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

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    Apparently there's an "acute butter shortage" in Norway, blamed in part on a low-carb, high fat diet fad, plus poor weather impacting dairy output by cows.

  • Bullish on Norway Ahead of EU Talks

    Activity in Norway has been more robust, says George Davis, RBC Capital Markets.

  • The Swiss National Bank is putting the kibosh on the franc's safe haven status, and investors are turning to Norway instead. But it could be too much too fast.

  • Sweet Call on Swiss Franc

    Rebecca Patterson, J.P. Morgan Asset Management weighs in on safe haven currency plays.

  • Zurich, Switzerland

    If you think London or New York are among the world's most expensive cities, keep guessing and get your checkbooks out (that is if you are travelling to one of the cities that take the top spot).

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: EDL (English Defence League) members demonstrate outside the US embassy in Mayfair against a rival Muslim protest condemning the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 6, 2011 in London, England. The Muslim demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League who were celebrating the death of the al-Queda leader. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    The increasing acceptance of Islamophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric in the mainstream of European political discourse has created a space for a resurgent and self-confident far-right that has become a credible threat to security and society.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    The man who has confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 93 people dead in Norway will be held for at least eight weeks, half of that in complete isolation, after a closed hearing in which he said his terror network had two other cells.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    The man blamed for attacks on Norway's government headquarters and a youth retreat that left at least 93 dead said he was motivated by a desire to bring about a revolution in Norwegian society, his lawyer said Sunday.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    Police arrived at an island massacre about an hour and a half after a gunman first opened fire, slowed because they didn't have quick access to a helicopter and then couldn't find a boat to make their way to the scene just several hundred meters offshore.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    A suspected far-right gunman in police uniform killed at least 85 people in a ferocious attack on a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling Labour party, hours after a bomb killed seven in Oslo.

  • On the Ground in Oslo

    Raw footage from the bomb blast in Oslo, Norway, which shattered windows in government buildings and seriously damaged a large portion of the downtown area.

  • Mention gambling and glitzy images of Las Vegas come to mind. But you'll be surprised to know Americans are not the world's biggest gamblers. In fact, the world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates.The rankings are based on data from , a consultancy based in London. They take into account average gaming losses (the amount bet and never recovered) in a year divided by the adult population in over 200 countries. The numbers include money lost on all types of betting inc

    The world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates. Read on to find out the countries with the biggest losers and the boldest gamblers.

  • Private Equity Risk

    According to a new index of sovereign risk just released by BlackRock, Norway is the least risky nation on the planet. Read on to find out which other nations round out the Top 5.

  • Yes, the euro is struggling and Greece is a mess. Still. Time to look elsewhere for a fresh trading idea.