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London to become Chinese currency hub

Oct 15, 2013
There will now be a direct trading link between the British pound and the Chinese renminbi -- and that could be bad for the dollar.
Posted In: China, Britain, currency

Britain's Crystal Palace could rise again

Oct 11, 2013
A Chinese property developer has unveiled plans to recreate the Crystal Palace, a cast iron and glass building that burned down in the 1930s, in south London.
Posted In: Britain, London, architecture

Britain's snail mail for sale

Sep 12, 2013
The British Government plans to sell off a majority stake in the world’s oldest postal service – the Royal Mail.
Posted In: Royal Mail, Britain

Worries that U.K. is rebooting the housing bubble

Aug 22, 2013
The British government is offering incentives to homebuyers but critics argue that the economy is recovering and they are not a good use of taxpayers' money.
Posted In: Housing, Britain

At the English seaside, poverty comes to stay

Aug 19, 2013
Britain's coastal resorts were once the summer playground of its people with funfairs, bands and acres of sand. But the holidaymakers now head for mainland Europe.
Posted In: Britain, poverty

Rumble over 'The Rock': Spain and Britain quarrel over Gibraltar

Aug 13, 2013
Three-hundred-year-old resentments over a British colony play into Spain's new restrictions on Gibraltar.
Posted In: Gibraltar, Britain, spain

Spat over Gibraltar smells fishy

Aug 7, 2013
Spain is punishing the British territory of Gibraltar supposedly over a row about fishing, but some British lawmakers say this is mere saber-rattling to distract attention from Spain's domestic economic problems.
Posted In: spain, Gibraltar, Britain

UK businesses investigated for phone-hacking, 'blagging'

Aug 2, 2013
The phone-hacking scandal in Britain may extend far beyond the news media to hundreds of other companies.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Britain, News Corp.

Ford shuts down last UK assembly plant

Jul 26, 2013
After a hundred years of production in the U.K., the U.S. auto giant is closing its last vehicle assembly operation in Britain.
Posted In: Ford, Britain, Auto, Europe, manufacturing

Britain's welfare crackdown draws criticism, praise

Jul 25, 2013
Welfare payments account for a third of Britain's public spending. Now, radical cuts in welfare spending are drawing impassioned reactions among both critics and supporters.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.), welfare

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