Catherine Boyle is a staff writer at CNBC.com and reports regularly on CNBC's Capital Connection. She has also appeared on Squawk Box, Worldwide Exchange and Closing Bell Europe. Catherine joined CNBC in 2011 after spending most of her career at The Times (of London), where she worked as a business correspondent and edited the City Diary. Her work has also been published in The Guardian, City AM and The Business. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and City University. Follow her on Twitter: @cboylecnbc
Italy faced yet another day of volatility Wednesday despite the much-anticipated planned departure of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, after yields on its debt were predicted to rise dramatically.
As Greece's leaders tried to finalize the details of its new coalition government, Pavlos Yeroulanos, Minister of Culture and Tourism in the current regime, told CNBC that leaving the single currency would not solve its problems and ruled out a referendum on Greece's membership of the euro zone in the near future.
The eyes of the world have been trained on Greece for most of this week, but, as the Hellenic crisis approached breaking point, signs are that Italy will be the next focus.
The world is facing an employment crisis and growing social unrest as leaders from the developed world focus on deficit reduction rather than jobs, the general secretary of one of the world's biggest unions told CNBC Thursday.
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