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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

Graphic - Trump, Draghi, Fed doubts: is the dollar rally done?

LONDON If shifts in major banks' currency views are anything to go by, Tuesday's speech by European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi may mark an early end to the dollar's third big rally since the late 1970s.

Jun 27 2017

Little joy for pound as BoE tightens credit controls

LONDON Sterling hit a two-week low against a broadly stronger euro on Tuesday, a tightening of credit controls offering only brief support given competing interpretations of what it means for future interest rates and growth.

Jun 26 2017

No love for dollar ahead of central bank speeches

LONDON Financial investors' lack of faith in another rise in U.S. interest rates this year kept the dollar pinned back on Monday at the start of a week packed with speeches from Federal Reserve and other senior central bank officials.

Jun 23 2017

Sterling gains as market prices in BoE shift on rates

LONDON Sterling gained by almost half a percent against the dollar on Friday, helped by a shift in expectations for interest rates that has some in the market backing the Bank of England to raise borrowing costs within months.

Jun 23 2017

Forget euro zone breakup, sterling now deemed riskier

LONDON For years the options market that companies and investors use to hedge against big swings in currencies viewed the euro as a bigger political and structural risk than Britain's pound.

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 21 2017

Sterling falls below $1.26 for first time since mid-April

LONDON Sterling dipped below $1.26 for the first time in more than two months on Wednesday, deepening this week's losses on signs that Prime Minister Theresa May is still struggling to find the support she needs for her government in parliament.

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 15 2017

Sterling jumps after shock split vote hints at BoE rate hike

LONDON Sterling surged to its highest in a week against the euro on Thursday after as many as three members of the Bank of England's policy committee surprised financial markets by voting for a rise in interest rates.

Jun 14 2017

Hard or soft Brexit aside, pound nervous of economic slowdown

LONDON Last week's shocking British election result and the period of political uncertainty that looks set to follow may have come at the worst of times for the country's economy and the value of the pound sterling.

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