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 the University of Cambridge and City University. Follow her on Twitter: @cboylecnbc
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The size of the new fund earmarked for bailing out struggling euro zone economies is "enough" at 440 billion euros ($635 billion), a key German policymaker told CNBC Wednesday.PIIGS is a not too favorable term used by bond analysts, academics, and the press, to refer to certain countries of Europe. So which countries make up the PIIGS? Why are they important to track? CNBC explains.
Steve Jobs' successor as chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook, quoted Abraham Lincoln last year while addressing students at his alma mater, Auburn University, saying: "I will prepare and some day my chance will come."