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 closed higher, with investor sentiment boosted by a reshuffle of the team of Greek officials that are negotiating with its creditors.
European equities finished slightly higher on Friday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings news.
Greece appeared no closer to a reforms-for-aid deal after the country's finance minister met with his euro zone counterparts on Friday.
As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await the birth of their second child, some experts said there could be another boost to the U.K. economy.
A Saudi billionaire has caused a storm on social media, after reportedly offering 100 luxury cars to 100 Saudi fighter pilots.
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