Euro zone business activity accelerated at its fastest pace in more than four years last month as Italy turned in its best performance since early 2011 and German growth strengthened, surveys showed on Thursday.» Read More
UBS threatened to scale back its presence in London if the government followed advice from a heritage body that effectively blocked the redevelopment of its City of London headquarters, reported the FT.
House prices in the UK are likely to remain stable for the rest of the year, barring any major economic shocks, Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey, the UK's biggest housebuilder, told CNBC Wednesday morning.
Progress on the Greek government's structural reform program has been "impressive" and could succeed in reducing the country's debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio to sustainable levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday.
Amid signs that the European debt crisis -- which already has seen Greece, Ireland and Portugal seek aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund -- is now spreading to Italy, analysts at Goldman Sachs are predicting that while painful, debt consolidation will succeed as soaring borrowing costs force governments to act.
Bad economic news bombarded the UK Treasury on Monday as new International Monetary Fund forecasts cast doubt on the chancellor’s deficit reduction plan, the FT reports.
As UK banks fall behind on lending to small businesses and individuals, more consumers and enterprises are looking for alternative sources of capital. One such source, Borro, hopes to reinvent the ancient business of pawnbroking.
The UK economy will grow slower in 2011 than previously anticipated – 1.3 percent, compared to forecasts of 1.7 percent – and its 2012 growth will be a "modest" 2.2 percent, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), an influential business organization.
The UK housing market is performing worse than expected this year, the chief executive of building materials company Travis Perkins told CNBC Friday.
James Murdoch, the under-fire chairman of BSkyB, was kept on with the unanimous support of the board, the chief financial officer of the cable television company told CNBC Friday.
London has been waiting for the Olympics since they were awarded to the UK's capital by the International Olympics Committee in 2005.
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The phone hacking crisis causing turmoil at News Corp subsidiary News International will not extend to rival Daily Mail & General Trust, according to the company's chief executive.
The claim by the UK Office for National Statistics that the country's second quarter GDP growth could have been as high as 0.7 percent, were it not for 'special factors' like the royal wedding and the Japanese tsunami, has been described as "bizarre" by economist Ruth Lea.
This year is one in which BP consolidates and gets its strength back, chief executive Bob Dudley told CNBC after disappointing results that sent its share price lower on Tuesday.
Can a bailout fund whose backers include some of the countries it may be called upon to bail out really succeed? The NYT reports.
A UK Member of Parliament has written to the board of News Corp calling for Rupert and James Murdoch to be suspended over phone hacking at the company.
European leaders on Thursday clinched a new rescue plan for Greece that could push the country into default on some debt but would also give Europe’s bailout fund new powers to aid struggling economies, the NY TImes reports
A legal battle over alleged computer hacking of a US marketing company by a News Corp subsidiary has been referred to US authorities by a senior lawmaker, the FT reports.
George Osborne has urged euro zone leaders to “get a grip” on the sovereign debt crisis at their summit today, warning that failure to do so could unleash an economic crisis as serious as the recession that followed the banking crash of 2008.
Market analysts forecasting the demise of the euro and the break-up of the European Union are doing so on fundamentally flawed assumptions about European integration, economists and policy experts told CNBC.com.