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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

Jul 14 2017

Sterling scales 10-month high vs. sliding dollar

LONDON Sterling hit its highest point against the dollar in 10 months on Friday, climbing 1 percent after data further undermined expectations for more hikes in U.S. interest rates.

Jul 07 2017

Dismal data sets sterling up for worst week in four

LONDON Sterling was set for its worst week in four on Friday after below-forecast output and trade data capped a run of downbeat readings of Britain's economy, adding to questions over the Bank of England's shifting interest rate stance.

Jul 06 2017

Pound inches up as investors hold out for BoE rate rise

LONDON Sterling inched up in a quiet day of trading on Thursday, a run of weaker British economic data failing to deter investors from bets that the Bank of England will hike interest rates in the coming months.

Jul 05 2017

Sterling close to one-week low as data shows cooling economy

LONDON Sterling steadied close to a one-week low on Wednesday, as a survey of Britain's services businesses added to a string of weak-looking data that could deter the Bank of England from raising interest rates for the first time in 10 years.

Jun 29 2017

U.S. Fed needs solid data to keep diverging from central bank peers - Bullard

LONDON The U.S. Federal Reserve needs solid data to maintain a monetary policy that diverges from the world's other major developed economies, St. Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said on Thursday.

Jun 29 2017

Fed needs solid data to keep diverging from central bank peers: Bullard

LONDON The U.S. Federal Reserve needs solid data to maintain a monetary policy that diverges from the world's other major developed economies, St. Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said on Thursday.

Jun 29 2017

Hawkish Bank of England sends sterling above $1.30

LONDON Sterling rose above $1.30 for the first time in five weeks on Thursday, with investors taking stock of increasing signs the Bank of England is looking at tightening monetary policy.

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 28 2017

Sterling hits seven-month low against resurgent euro

LONDON Sterling hit a seven-month low to the euro on Wednesday, losing ground to renewed strength in the single currency after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the days of the bank's stimulus programme are numbered.

Jun 26 2017

Sterling inches higher as May strikes deal with DUP

LONDON Sterling gained 0.1-0.2 percent against the dollar and euro on Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal to prop up her minority government, peeling away one layer of uncertainty for Britain as its negotiates its exit from the European Union. | Video

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