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
After the weekend's International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting passed with no concrete announcements on the resolution of the Eurozone debt crisis, one analyst called for a "Paulson moment" between politicians and fiscal policymakers in Europe.
What would you bring to London's Houses of Parliament when you came to gape at Big Ben? A broomstick? A plastic thumb? Or even an egg? These were all among the items confiscated from visitors to the Houses of Parliament in the first half-year of 2011.
The chances of Italy defaulting on its debt repayments are actually smaller than the market is pricing in, according to analysts at Credit Suisse.
As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.
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