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.
European markets finished lower on Friday after the latest U.S. jobs data showed a slowdown in employment in January.
European markets ended mixed on Thursday, as a rally in mining stocks tried to offset concerns surrounding growth, earnings and oil.
Oil giants Shell and Statoil reported steep declines in earnings as lower oil prices continue to inflict pain on major oil companies.
The U.K.'s media has never been one to pull its punches and true to form on Wednesday, the front pages lambasted the draft EU deal.
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