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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Monetary tightening will hit domestic demand, Turkey's finance minister told CNBC, after the country hiked interest rates to 12 percent.
U.S. stock index futures struggled around the flatine Wednesday, a day after an aggressive rate hike from the Turkish central bank and as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's next move on stimulus.
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.
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