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 pointed to a mixed open as global markets awaited word from the Federal Reserve on further tapering.
French unemployment hit a record high of 3.3 million in December, in a further blow to the economic policies of President Francois Hollande.
U.S. bonds pushed higher on Friday, after disappointing manufacturing data from both the U.S. and China revived the safe haven bid for Treasurys.
A trading platform that will allow investors to buy and sell wireless broadband like a commodity has been approved by the U.S. patent office.
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