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  • UK National Election 2010 Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
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    Almost a fifth of voters switched allegiances as a result of the televised leaders' debates, according to a poll. That could set up the UK for a hung parliament.

  • As Britain Goes to Polls, Economic Clouds Hover Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 4:03 AM ET
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    With government deficits in Britain second in Europe only to those in Greece, whoever wins Thursday’s general election will be forced to make deep and unpopular cuts, the New York Times reports.

  • UK Conservative Leader Has the X-Factor: Cowell Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 5:38 AM ET
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    Simon Cowell, the man who made millions from being the front man of American Idol and the X-Factor, has intervened in the UK election race just 24 hours before Britain goes to the polls.

  • Will Brown Failure Give Cameron Victory?  Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 10:30 AM ET
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    With two days to go before the UK election analysts at Bank of New York Mellon have found that David Cameron's opposition Conservative Party is ever more likely to form a majority government, albeit with a very small majority.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:13 PM ET
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    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 8:54 PM ET
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    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • The Issue Candidates Avoided in the TV Debate Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 4:27 AM ET
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    The third and final TV debate between PM candidates is over but none of the three spoke about the hidden issue that will define the UK economy over the long term.

  • Will a Hung Parliament Choke British Stocks? Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 4:00 AM ET
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    Investors in UK bonds and securities are preparing to navigate unfamiliar territory, with the likelihood that the May 6 national election will not result in a clear winner.

  • Why You Should Buy the Pound Before May 6 Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 5:39 AM ET
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    The worst outcome for the UK election – a hung parliament – has already been priced in, and some analysts forecast the pound could appreciate by up to 15 percent after the May 6 vote.

  • UK's Third Party Now Leads in Polls Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 9:14 AM ET
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    In one of the most stunning turnarounds in British election history, the UK's third party, the Liberal Democrats, now lead opinion polls just two and a half weeks before we go to the vote.

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    Speculators have begun to zero in on another small member of Europe’s troubled monetary zone, the New York Times reported, highlighting the same economic flaw that brought Greece to the verge of insolvency.

  • 1st TV Debate Points to Hung Parliament Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 4:25 AM ET
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    With airports on lock-down due to the massive cloud of soot thrown up by an Icelandic volcano, Britain this morning woke up to headlines hailing Nick Clegg, the leader of the UK’s third party the Liberal Democrats, as the winner of the first US-style TV debate in history.

  • Gordon Brown Is Sorry – But So Are Voters Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 10:09 AM ET
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    UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British voters Wednesday night that he was sorry for not imposing stiffer regulations on the City of London and banking industry in the UK when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • Which Leader Will Win the TV Debates? Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 6:47 AM ET
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    With opinion polls so tight, the three US-style TV debates, which will happen every Thursday until the UK goes to the polls, will be important. Whether they will be a game changer is open to question though.

  • UK Conservative Hopefuls Lack Conviction on Policy Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 12:31 AM ET
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    David Cameron is struggling to convince a group of his own party election candidates of the merits of key Conservative policies.

  • UK Needs Higher Corporate Taxes: Business Leaders Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 7:34 PM ET
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    A new UK government should make dealing with the budget deficit and cutting spending its main priority immediately after the election, a CNBC survey of 300 business leaders showed Tuesday.

  • Britons Cling to Services, Despite Debt Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 7:31 AM ET
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    Britain operates one of the largest welfare states in Europe. And that, it seems, is just fine with many of the British.

  • Poachers May Ensure the Survival of Bank Bonuses Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Standard Chartered, the UK-listed, Asian-focused banking group unveiled a full-year profit of more than $5 billion and said it was to pay bonuses totaling $1.1 billion.

  • Is There More to ITV than Simon Cowell? Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 3:21 AM ET

    What the new CEO needs to do is improve ITV's sketchy track record in long-form drama and comedy, which have for some years been far weaker than those of the BBC and the huge amount of US shows that fill up the digital world.

  • US, Europe Will All Default On Their Debt: Marc Faber Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 2:38 PM ET
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    The governments of every developed economy will eventually default on their sovereign debt, including the US, the UK and Western Europe, Marc Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report, told CNBC.