Catherine Boyle reports regularly on CNBC's Capital Connection, Squawk Box, Worldwide Exchange and Closing Bell Europe, and writes for CNBC.com, focusing on the London market. She has covered stories like Pfizer's attempted takeover of AstraZeneca and the News Corp phone hacking trial. 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
Next year’s most interesting hotel opening is not a six-star palatial Dubai building, or an over-the-top Las Vegas accommodation that would make Versailles look understated.
Greece’s downward spiral has come to the top of the euro zone agenda again, with economists and analysts warning that it is closer than ever to running out of cash, and that the survival of a coalition government brought in just five months ago is under threat.
The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama next week would be positive for bonds, while a victory for Republican rival Mitt Romney would be better for equities, according to a survey of professional investors by Barclays.
Investors have been faced with major worries this year: the euro crisis, the U.S. "fiscal cliff", and China's slowdown—so it might seem counter-intuitive that markets just posted their best performance in five years.
The U.S.’s looming fiscal cliff is in danger of becoming even steeper than previously thought, Bill Bonner, author of Empire of Debt, warned.
French President Francois Hollande is facing a worsening economy and falling approval ratings as his country’s role within the euro zone changes - yet the perceived slippage in France’s power since the days of the Merkozy axis is not necessarily negative.
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The latest episode of CNBC Meets features Russian tennis star and founder of candy company Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to star tennis player, Maria Sharapova on her childhood and how she discovered her love for the sport.
In part two, Sharapova talks about how she overcame injury, her work with the United Nations and the launch of her candy business, "Sugarpova".