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
A positive first fortnight’s return to trading should lead to a positive year for the U.S. markets in 2012, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, believes.
The euro and the Swiss franc will be smart currency plays in 2012, Jim Rogers, the billionaire investor and author, told CNBC Tuesday.
Markets are likely to have a hangover from New Year’s Eve when they re-open on Tuesday, as traders get back to their desks to a difficult prognosis for the year ahead, analysts and economists warn.The European Central Bank—or ECB—is the central bank for Europe's single currency, the euro. Managing the euro and the countries that use it is a big task, as CNBC explains.
Europe is facing another troubled year in 2012, with huge disparity in performances between the members of the euro zone, James Nixon, chief European economist, Societe Generale, told CNBC Wednesday.
The market had its sights trained on Italy and Greece for much of 2011 as the Mediterranean economies struggled on the euro zone’s largest debt-to-gross domestic product ratios – and this is unlikely to change in 2012, according to analysts.
United Rentals announced Friday that it will buy rival RSC Holdings for $4.2 billion in a deal that will create one of North America’s biggest equipment rental companies.
French leaders came out fighting this week against rumors that its coveted AAA credit rating was under threat, but the reverberations of a French downgrade would be felt around Europe, analysts told CNBC.
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