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 held their modest gains Friday following the housing starts report and after major averages logged their biggest drop since June.
U.S. stock index futures added to their losses across the board Thursday following a mixed batch of economic reports and as investors continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a narrowly higher open on Wednesday, as shares in Europe traded mixed after Tuesday's robust data from the U.S.
Treasurys yields approached two-year highs after data in Europe showed that the region's economy is picking up steam, while U.S. retail sales data was also firm.
U.S. stock index futures shaved some gains Tuesday, after retail sales came in just shy of expectations, though positive news from overseas kept a limit on losses.
U.S. Treasurys traded lower on Monday in light summer trading, with no new information to break bond yields out of their recent range.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Monday, after stocks posted their biggest weekly decline since mid-June last week, following weaker-than-expected gross domestic product data from Japan and as investors looked for reasons to buy.
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