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  • UK deficit still too high: Osborne

    In his Autumn Statement, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne admits the country's deficit is still too high.

  • UK deficit is falling every year: Osborne

    The U.K.'s deficit has fallen this year and will "fall every year", U.K. Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne said in his Autumn Statement, but admitted that it remained too high.

  • UK's Osborne cracks down on tax avoidance

    Multinational companies will have to pay a 25 percent tax on profits made in the U.K. and shifted abroad, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says in his Autumn Statement.

  • Britain will grow 3% in 2014: Osborne

    The U.K.'s Office for Budget Responsibility has upped its forecast for British economic growth in 2014 to 3 percent, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said in his Autumn Statement.

  • UK to use bank fines to help fund NHS

    Fines levied against banks in the U.K.'s FX probe will be used to help finance the country's National Health Service, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says in his Autumn Statement.

  • Will immigration be in the Autumn Statement?

    Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, and Ryan Bourne, head of public policy at the Institute for Economic Affairs, discuss the immigration debate sweeping across the U.K.

  • Autumn Statement: Pensioners to get concessions?

    U.K. Chancellor won't make major changes to pension policy in the Autumn Statement, according to Ros Altmann, pensions policy and retirement expert.

  • Is alternative finance the answer to SME lending?

    Ahead of U.K. Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, Stephen Johnson, managing director of commercial mortgages at Shawbrook, and James Meekings, CCO and co-founder of Funding Circle, discuss how their alternative finance models help small- and medium-sized business.

  • What do businesses want from the UK Autumn Statement?

    John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, and Stephen Gee, managing partner at John Rowan & Partners, discuss what businesses want from the U.K. Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement.

  • Should the UK go 'bolder' on R&D?

    The U.K. "can't do too much on innovation" to boost its economy at the moment, says John Cridland, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry lobbying group. He believes the U.K. could go for a "bolder approach" with its R&D tax credit.

  • A view of a petrochemical complex in Assaluyeh on Iran's Persian Gulf coast.

    Iran's budget may not be in danger from falling oil prices for now, but its position in ongoing nuclear talks could weaken.

  • Stephen Hawking speaking at an event, May 2014

    Producing a movie about the world's most recognizable scholar was certainly no easy feat, especially in a world obsessed with super hero films.

  • Boris Johnson: Google attack won't impact trade

    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, says he sees no reason why Europe's issue with Google may jeopardize trade relations between the U.S. and Europe

  • The average company’s credit ratings has fallen in the three biggest euro zone economies over the last year, according to a new report.

  • 'We don't trust' PM Cameron's promises: UKIP

    Amjad Bashir, MEP of UKIP talks about what the UK Independence party would bring to the UK, in terms of the EU referendum, cutting the deficit, trade and immigration.

  • How many seats will UKIP get in the general election?

    Andrew Lilico, director and principal at Europe Economics , says that, after EU independence party UKIP has won its second MP, it's possible for the anti-EU party to get "six-10 seats in general election".

  • UK economy 'failing' on exports: BCC chief

    John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says exports have fallen sharply and government support is needed to boost them.

  • Open borders holding back UK wage rises: BCC

    John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says businesses want skilled immigrant labor but "porous borders" are holding back wage inflation.

  • ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    There is a very strong likelihood that Islamist terrorists will launch a cyberattack, the head of the City of London police warned. The FT reports.

  • UK rate rise to happen next August?

    Dean Turner, UK economist and macro strategist, CIO at UBS Wealth Management says that he expects that the Bank of England will raise UK interest rates around August 2015.