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 European Central Bank’s injection of cheap money into the European banking system last December has taken the pressure off the euro zone politicians for the moment, but they still have to take further action, a German economist told CNBC.
The European Central Bank’s second injection of long-term liquidity into markets could reach as much as 1 trillion euros ($1.33 trillion), analysts predict.
European shares were predicted to edge up slightly at Thursday’s open, as reports overnight from Athens suggested the Greek government and its creditors had finally reached a deal.
There are three key periods of the current stock market rally, Graham Neilson, chief investment strategist, Cairn Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.
Greece’s leaders and representatives of the troika responsible for its bailout failed yet again to reach agreement on the terms of a second bailout by Tuesday morning leaving European markets facing another day’s uncertainty over the Mediterranean country.
European financial stocks look more attractive during a “sweet spot” between market fears about a euro zone recession and liquidity coming into Europe's banking system, Bill O'Neill, chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment for EMEA, told CNBC Monday.
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