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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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher start to Wall Street trade on Wednesday, as European shares rose following a global selloff on Tuesday.
The U.S. tightens the screws on Venezuela just as cash-starved Caracas takes steps to stop hoarding and panic buying.
European equities ended higher on Thursday after the ECB's President Mario Draghi set a date for sovereign bond purchases to start.
European carmakers and chemical and tourism companies stand to gain most from the weak euro, while the airline sector looks set to be worst hit.
U.S. sovereign bond yields continued to rise on Tuesday, with yields on benchmark 10-year Treasurys up by around 1 percent.
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