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Jemima Kelly

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 19 2017

Sterling dips against euro on BoE rate uncertainty

LONDON Sterling slipped to a one-week low against the euro on Thursday after data showing an unexpectedly sharp slowdown in British retail sales added to doubts over the outlook for Bank of England interest rate moves.

Oct 19 2017

UK fintech investment set for record-breaking year in 2017

LONDON British fintech companies are expected to see record-breaking investment this year and to far outstrip their European competitors, data showed on Thursday, adding to signs that Brexit is so far having no big impact on the fast-growing sector.

Oct 18 2017

Sterling slips to six-day low as data feeds doubts over BoE rate outlook

LONDON Sterling dipped to a six-day low on Wednesday after data showed British wage growth was still lagging well behind inflation, feeding doubts over the Bank of England's interest rate outlook.

Oct 16 2017

Sterling steadies as Brexit worries offset BoE expectations

LONDON The pound steadied on Monday, falling back from a four-week high against the euro as bets that upbeat data this week would put the Bank of England on track for a rate rise by year-end were offset by concerns over Britain's exit from the European Union.

Oct 13 2017

Bitcoin rockets above $5,000 to all-time high

LONDON Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time on Thursday, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market. | Video

Oct 13 2017

Pound hits 11-day high in Brexit rollercoaster ride

LONDON Britain's pound hit an 11-day high in a volatile day of trading on Friday and was heading for its best week in four, benefiting from a weaker dollar as well as signs that Britain is to be offered a two-year Brexit transition deal.

Oct 12 2017

Sterling slips on Barnier's talk of "impasse" in Brexit discussions

LONDON Sterling fell against the dollar on Thursday after the European Union's chief negotiator said Brexit talks on money were at an "impasse", adding to political uncertainty for a currency that has fallen over 12 percent since last year's EU vote.

Oct 06 2017

Sterling bounces as May says will provide "calm leadership"

LONDON Britain's pound rose from four-week lows against the dollar on Friday, after Prime Minister Theresa May hit back at a plot to topple her by saying she would provide "calm leadership" to the country. | Video

Oct 03 2017

Sterling slips on worries over economic, political uncertainty

LONDON Sterling slipped to a three-week low on Tuesday after data showed construction sector activity tumbled in September, and as investors worried about political and economic uncertainty surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union.

Oct 02 2017

Catalonia worries knock euro against stronger dollar

LONDON The euro slipped on Monday after a violence-marred independence vote in Spain's Catalonia region fueled anxiety over political risk in the euro zone, and as a renewal of the "Trumpflation trade" lifted the dollar across the board.


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