Joumanna Bercetche is a London-based reporter for CNBC, covering company and geopolitical news. With 11 years' experience in the city, she is a macro and fixed income specialist.
A dual national with UK and Lebanese citizenship, Joumanna speaks Arabic and English. She spends much of her time reporting live on company earnings and interviewing both CFOs and CEOs from across EMEA. She also reports live on key decisions taken by financial institutions across the world, such as the European Central Bank's monetary policy decisions.
Joumanna joined CNBC in 2017, after working previously for Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in London. She studied Economics as an undergraduate at the American University of Beirut where she was the recipient of the Penrose Award.
Better-than-expected data and improving public finances mean there could be an opportunity for ratings agency Fitch to take a more positive view on the United Kingdom.
Wopke Hoekstra told CNBC that moving too quickly could be risky.
Spain joined several other countries in voicing its opposition against rising trade tariffs and other protectionist attitudes.
Brazil is instead looking to boost its trade ties across the world, Eduardo Guardia told CNBC.
The Spanish lender made the right choice in changing headquarters during the Catalonian crisis, Jordi Gual said.
There is still hidden slack in the U.S. labor market.
With Italian politics still in a stalemate following elections in early March, one lawmaker from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) has ruled out the possibility of his party making alliances with its main rivals.
Most analysts are expecting the Bank of England to give a signal that May is a "live" meeting for a rate hike.
Over the last few weeks a metric for borrowing rates in the U.S. has started to climb, and it has concerned some investors who trade in financial instruments with very short-dated maturities.
The government formation process from here will therefore be marked by horse-trading and backdoor discussions.