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
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.
An earnings season described even by the most optimistic as muted has been made even more worrying by the pessimism shown by chief executives at globally dominant companies.
There is growing concern among policymakers and analysts that the true extent of European banks’ debt problems is being masked.
Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), is focusing on one of the most important aspects of his job Wednesday – keeping Germany onside.
Spain’s problems have been so widely discussed that the potential for the Mediterranean country to become the first major euro zone economy to make a bailout request, unthinkable earlier in the crisis, has gained widespread credence.
The fall has heralded a period of relative calm in the euro zone, which has been the focus of market worries for much of the past two years.
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