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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U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Thursday, after better-than-expected China trade data and calming Ukraine tensions.
The Bank of England left interest rates and asset purchases unchanged on Thursday, despite pressure for it to act to cool the housing market.
FTSE 100-listed BT reported better than expected pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a mixed Wall Street open on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday, ahead of several first-quarter earnings and trade data for March.
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