Holly Ellyatt writes for CNBC.com focusing on European macro-economics and politics. She has led digital coverage of the Greek and Russian financial crises and broader euro zone news, as well as covering the U.K. economy, the 2015 election and Brexit debate. Holly joined CNBC in 2012, having worked previously in digital, radio and film production. She studied European Social and Political Studies at University College London (UCL) and Broadcast Journalism at City University.
Global assessment of the banking sector could have been on the wrong track, a member of the European Central Bank's governing council has told CNBC.
European stocks finished higher on Friday, after global stocks and oil prices rose following dovish minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, easing investor interest rate fears.
European stocks attempted to end Thursday on a high, as investors shook off global market woes and steered their focus towards the oil price rally.
German exports plunged in August, raising fears that Europe's largest economy could be losing more momentum.
European stocks pared gains to close flat on Wednesday, with auto stocks and miners outperforming after some recovery in oil prices.
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