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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Activists hacked the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister on Thursday to announce he was resigning from government.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open early with investors focused on corporate releases and continued tensions in Ukraine and Iraq.
U.S. government debt yields stayed near recent lows as traders clung to safe-haven bond holdings amid tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.
U.S. Treasury bonds continued to gain on Friday, after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes on Iraq.
Wall Street looked set to open higher on Friday, as geopolitical events sent investors fleeing to a perceived flight to safety.
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