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 new Spanish government will present its first budget Friday, with austerity expected to be the overriding theme.
Insurance market Lloyd’s of London announced a loss of 516 million pounds ($800 million) for 2011 after paying out a record 12.9 billion pounds ($20.6 billion) to victims of natural disasters.
The prospect of the World Bank being led by someone from outside the U.S. for the first time seemed nearer on Friday, as several African nations backed Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the job.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced aggressive cuts to corporation tax as he pledged to make the UK more competitive in his second full budget Wednesday.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is expected to strike a note of caution and keep the Treasury’s purse strings firmly closed in Wednesday’s Budget – despite the UK government’s borrowing figures coming in lower than expected.
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