Katy Barnato is Acting Deputy Digital News Editor of CNBC.com in Europe, for which she writes and edits business news and features.
She joined CNBC in 2011, after previously 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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Bonds were higher, hewing to narrow ranges on a combination of consolidation from last week's decline and low trading volumes in Tokyo and London.
Greece appeared no closer to a reforms-for-aid deal after the country's finance minister met with his euro zone counterparts on Friday.
German Bund yields accelerated declines Friday, to trade just above zero percent, as investors eyed a move into negative territory.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors eyed declines in overseas markets and looked at inflation data that could influence Federal Reserve policy on interest rates.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, unchanged after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its monetary policy decision.
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