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  • Europeans 'Are Born Blind': Economist

    Roger Nightingale, economist at RDN Associates and Steve Sedgwick have a heated debate about whether Europe can be blamed for Britain's problems.

  • Some shareholders of Verizon Communications say they could be happy for the company to pay up to $130 billion for Vodafone Group's stake in their U.S. wireless venture.

  • UK Service Sector Exports Are Strong: Expert

    John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, tells CNBC that the exports for the service sector are strong in the United Kingdom, but manufacturing has tailed off.

  • British Govt & Banks Were in 'Shotgun Marriage'

    Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, tells CNBC that the British government probably won't get out of RBS and Lloyds before the next election.

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    After years of on-off talks, Glencore's head Ivan Glasenberg gets to complete the $30 billion acquisition of Xstrata on Thursday, the mining industry's biggest takeover yet.

  • Laser beams and microwave dishes are the latest weapons in an arms race to shave milliseconds off dealing times in the shadowy world of high speed financial trading.

  • UK Austerity Has Had 'Devastating Impact': Pro

    Paul Nowak, assistant general secretary at TUC, discusses the organisation's anti-austerity campaign and says the government has misused its money in "vanity projects".

  • Google street view can on the Google Campus

    Google and its auditor Ernst & Young will be called again to a British parliament committee to testify on tax and inconsistencies in the way Google portrays its activities in Britain.

  • UK Needs to Build More Houses: Pro

    Charlie Morris, head of Absolute Return at HSBC Global Asset Management, tells CNBC that UK government needs to build more houses if they want to get prices down for young buyers.

  • Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank said it will beef up its balance sheet with a 2.8 billion euro capital increase and unveiled forecast-beating first-quarter earnings following a wave of aggressive cost cuts.

  • This Analyst Says Balfour Beatty Still a Buy

    Andy Brown, analyst at Panmure Gordon, explains why he keeps his buy stance on Balfour Beatty, despite the company issuing a second profit warning in six months.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    French Socialist Party is pressing President Francois Hollande to toughen his stance towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel who it describes as "self-centered."

  • The CEO of the world's biggest advertising firm has warned the industry is facing sluggish growth and the firm is fighting a daily battle.

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    The U.K. government has received a damning indictment from the CEO of the world's biggest advertising group, who said that austerity in the U.K. is a falsehood.

  • Weetabix Forced to Look Abroad for Wheat

    Chris Gadd, grains analyst at Macquarie Group, talks to CNBC about the lack of quality wheat in the UK which he says doesn't look likely to get any better.

  • Austerity Is Not Real: WPP CEO

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says the UK has its ups and its downs but the government has not been cutting spending to the degree that people think they have.

  • UK Pound to Strengthen: Expert

    Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets, remains positive on the U.K. pound and expects it to strengthen.

  • UK GDP Will Boost Confidence: Pro

    Geoffrey Dicks, chief U.K. economist at Novus Capital Markets, warns that the U.K. GDP figure is preliminary and might be revised down and explains that another round of stimulus is unnecessary.

  • The U.K. economy grew more than expected in the first quarter and George Osborne pointed to signs of healing. But three charts show why the U.K.'s austerity plan is so controversial and why many argue it isn't working.

  • Does UK Austerity Actually Exist?

    Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, tells CNBC that the UK government has spent significantly more than it anticipated.