Katy Barnato is an associate producer for CNBC.com, for which she writes and edits business news and features.
She joined CNBC in 2011, after spending most of her career reporting on bond markets for Credit magazine. Her work has also been published in the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph.
Katy graduated in newspaper journalism from City University in London and economics and politics from the University of Bristol.
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The world economy will grow by more than previously expected this year, the International Monetary Fund forecast on Tuesday.
The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.
U.S. Treasurys rose on Friday as housing and industrial production data came in largely as expected and as trading volumes were light.
U.S. stock index futures turned higher on Friday, helped by strong earnings reports from two sector bellwether stocks.
US Treasurys gained after inflation data came in as expected and amid strength in German government debt and overnight demand for safe-haven US debt.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday, ahead of another wave of key fourth-quarter earnings.
U.S government debt prices moved lower on Wednesday following strong gains on Wall Street on Tuesday.
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