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
The results of elections in Catalonia, potentially a break-away state from Spain, seemed to assuage market concerns about the region on Monday.
The journalist responsible for publishing the “Lagarde List” of Greeks who allegedly avoided tax via Swiss bank accounts accused the country’s politicians of lying about the disappearance of the list in an interview with CNBC.
As countries with much larger economies try to contest slowing growth by pumping more cheap money into their financial systems, the Czech Republic is planning to avoid similar actions – and may put off its euro joining date as the single currency becomes less attractive.
The U.K. taxpayer could lose the entire 66 billion pounds ($107 billion) paid to bail out struggling Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds at the height of the credit crisis, according to a report by an influential group of UK members of parliament (MPs).
While the world’s eyes have been turned towards the changing of the guard in neighbor China, Japan is braced for huge change in its political and monetary leadership in the next few months.
The clouds hanging over European consumers and dampening spending show no sign of lifting, as consumer confidence in the region continues to be the lowest in the world.
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CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
In part two, Norman talks about her big break in opera and some of the challenges she faced early on in her career, as well as her frustrations with the "racialism" she feels still exists in U.S. Congress.
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