Katy Barnato is Acting Deputy Digital News Editor of CNBC.com in Europe, for which she writes and edits business news and features.
She joined CNBC in 2011, after previously 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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U.S. Treasury bond yields continued to decline, after benchmark 10-year notes broke below the key 1.7 percent mark on Friday.
There was good news for U.K. businesses on Monday, after an influential economic group said a long-awaited uptick in lending would start this year.
European equities closed lower on Friday with investors reacting to earnings and euro zone inflation and unemployment reports.
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