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 City University and the University of Cambridge. Follow her on Twitter: @cboylecnbc
August is famously the month when most of Europe hits the beach. Markets are quiet, parliaments are closed, and very little happens.
As markets braced themselves for another turbulent day Tuesday, one economist warned that the real danger of a double-dip recession is protectionism.
The crisis threatening to envelop Spain and Italy is moving faster than euro zone policy makers can keep up with, William Rhodes, senior advisor at Citigroup, told CNBC Monday.
Thursday's market sell-off, which saw a dramatic 500 point fall in the Dow, is just a case of market perception catching up with reality, the chief executive of one of Europe's biggest insurers told CNBC Friday.
The price of gold could almost double as central banks' reserves are depleted, according to the chairman of a gold industry association.
House prices in the UK are likely to remain stable for the rest of the year, barring any major economic shocks, Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey, the UK's biggest housebuilder, told CNBC Wednesday morning.