Carolin Roth is based in London and is an anchor for "Capital Connection". Carolin also covers the Swiss market for CNBC. Fluent in both German and English, she has been with CNBC since 2007, reporting on air since 2009. She has also hosted European Closing Bell and co-anchored Squawk Box (Europe) from CNBC's London studios. Carolin also contributes to CNBC programming in the US.
Carolin has covered key events for CNBC including WEF, European debt crisis live out of Greece, Italy, Spain,Hungary and Cyprus, the German election campaign and the Geneva motor show.
Carolin gained experience in the financial sector in Germany and the US before completing her Masters degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Zurich.
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Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls showed a surprise fall to a 4-year low of 7.7 percent as the U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November.
The economy took center stage in the Dutch election campaign, as the euro zone's fifth-largest economy is set to slide back into recession in the second half of the year. Unemployment stands at a seven-year high of 6.5 percent but the biggest problem may not have even fully unfolded yet: the shaky grounds of the housing market.
The world’s second-largest wheat, corn and sugar trader tells CNBC that while agricultural prices will remain high the rest of the year, the world isn't going to experience a renewed food crisis.
The Spanish region of Valencia inadvertently rose to fame last Friday when it was the first region to officially ask for aid from the newly created 18 billion euro Regional Liquidity Fund to help meet its debt repayments in the second half of the year.
Residents of Catalonia will proudly claim that its region is the wealthiest of all regions in Spain and highlight the region's attractiveness for tourists, Barcelona's importance as shipping hub and the concentration of industrial activity around the Catalan capital. But while the beauty of Catalonia is worth boasting about, the region's finances are looking ugly.
European stocks are expected to open lower on Wednesday amid concerns over Spain and Greece’s finances and following a rare earnings miss by Apple. With Spain’s borrowing costs soaring after an auction of short term debt on Tuesday an alarm signal was sounded when the cost of borrowing over 5 years rose above the cost of 10 year borrowing.
In this environment of extreme market volatility and periods that swing between “euphoria and panic” it is tempting to follow the news headlines from risk on to risk off and back, UBS CIO Alex Friedman said, but this investment approach will not make you money in the long term.