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 equities soared by the close on Tuesday as markets got a confidence boost from fresh European data and corporate earnings.
European equities closed sharply lower on Friday as slumping commodity prices and weak earnings reports weighed on investor sentiment.
Growth in the euro zone economy slowed slightly in the third quarter, failing to meet expectations.
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