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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

Jun 28 2017

Sterling surges, FTSE falls on Carney rate hike signal

LONDON Sterling surged to a three-week high and Britain's FTSE 100 stock index fell on Wednesday, after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said an interest rate rise was probably necessary and the bank would debate this "in the coming months".

Jun 26 2017

Banks' blockchain consortium picks IBM for trade finance platform

PARIS Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies.

Jun 21 2017

Pound picks up, FTSE falls as Haldane backs BoE rate rise

LONDON Sterling rebounded from a two-month low on Wednesday, briefly trading back above $1.27, after Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane signalled he would weigh in behind a rise in interest rates in the second half of this year.

Jun 19 2017

Sterling slips as Brexit talks get underway

LONDON Sterling edged down against the dollar on Monday, with demand for the currency weakened by uncertainty over domestic politics and over Britain's economic future, as formal Brexit negotiations got under way.

Jun 19 2017

France elects record number of women to parliament

PARIS France voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on Monday, after President Emmanuel Macron's victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list.

Jun 19 2017

France elects record number of women to parliament

(This June 18 story corrects number in 2nd paragraph to 223 from 233)

Jun 16 2017

Sterling steadies after brief BoE boost

LONDON Sterling inched up against the dollar on Friday, ending the week just a touch higher than where it began as political and economic worries counterbalanced the surprise of three Bank of England policymakers voting in favour of a rate hike.

Jun 16 2017

Macron says France must be country that 'thinks and moves like a startup'

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a digital future on Thursday, saying he wants France to undergo a revolution so that it becomes a country that "thinks and moves like a startup".

Jun 15 2017

Goldman-backed startup Circle launches no-fee foreign payments service

PARIS/NEW YORK Blockchain-based payments startup Circle Internet Financial on Thursday launched an international online money transfer service that allows people in the United States and Europe to send money to each other instantly and at no cost as it seeks to tear down borders in the payments world.

Jun 14 2017

Pound slips vs euro on political turmoil, weak wages data

LONDON Britain's pound slipped toward a seven-month low against the euro on Wednesday, hurt by political uncertainty and weaker-than-expected earnings numbers that underscored the economic challenges Britain faces as it leaves the European Union.

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