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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

Oct 20 2017

Risk limit may cause sharp drop off in EBRD's Kazakhstan lending

LONDON, Oct 20 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is hitting its lending limit with Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund, risking a sharp drop off in its annual 1 billion euro lending programme to the country.

Oct 18 2017

Direct Catalonia crisis key risk to Spain rating - S&P

LONDON S&P Global said on Wednesday it had no specific view on whether or not Spain reinstates direct rule over Catalonia, but is instead waiting to see whether the crisis does any sustained damage to a robust economic recovery.

Oct 13 2017

Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.

Oct 11 2017

Spain-Catalonia relief edges world stocks to fresh high

LONDON Spanish stocks and bonds rallied and the euro hit a two-week high on Wednesday as European markets took relief from Catalonia stopping short of declaring immediate independence from Madrid.

Oct 10 2017

Global markets: Europe cautious ahead of Catalonia independence call

LONDON World shares ground out a fresh record high on Tuesday, making it almost 50 for the year, although Europe tread cautiously as markets waited to see whether Spain's Catalonia region would push for independence later in the day.

Oct 09 2017

Ukraine committed to IMF, expects one aid tranche in 2017 - finance minister

LONDON Ukraine is committed to its aid programme with the International Monetary Fund and expects to receive a further tranche of funds by the end of 2017, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk told Reuters on Monday.

Oct 09 2017

Ukraine to look at its GDP-linked bonds - finance minister

LONDON Ukraine will look at whether it needs to buy back or rework the terms of the GDP-linked bonds it used to sweeten its 2015 debt restructuring, the country's finance minister said on Monday.

Oct 03 2017

Exclusive: EBRD to shut five of seven Russian offices in early 2018

LONDON The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to shut five of its seven offices in Russia next year, as the bank pursues a freeze on lending there since the 2014 Ukraine crisis.

Oct 03 2017

Danish crown to euro drop just a 'micro move' says central bank governor

LONDONDanish central bank governor Lars Rohde has played down the recent dip in the Danish crown, saying the move - which also has potential implications for the country's sub-zero interest rates - has been so small that he needed "glasses" to see it.

Oct 02 2017

ECB's forward guidance has been 'reiterated' -Praet

LONDON The European Central Bank has "reiterated" its forward guidance, the bank's chief economist Peter Praet said on Monday.

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