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Abhinav Ramnarayan

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 20 2018

Brexit impact on primary dealers a major concern - Irish, Finnish debt agencies

LONDON Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and its impact on primary dealers in government bond markets is a big concern for euro zone governments, officials from the Irish and Finnish debt management agencies said on Wednesday.

Jun 15 2018

BlackRock ETF gives Turkish equities biggest boost in 7 years

LONDON Turkish equities recorded their biggest inflows in seven years over the past week, according to data from EPFR, with most of the inflows attributable to a BlackRock exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Jun 13 2018

Italian bond market cheers as Savona calls euro 'indispensable'

LONDON Italy's borrowing costs dropped sharply on Wednesday after its new European Union Affairs Minister Paolo Savona said the euro was "indispensable", helping to bolster demand at a government bond auction.

Jun 12 2018

Italian debt in demand as political storms abate

LONDON The spread between Italian and German 10-year borrowing costs narrowed on Tuesday as positive news from a summit between North Korea and the United States followed reassuring comments from Italy's new economy minister.

Jun 07 2018

German bond yields march higher as markets wake up to ECB risk

LONDON German government bond yields hit two-week highs on Thursday, leading top-rated bond yields in the euro area higher, a day after hawkish comments from top ECB policy makers turned investor focus to a looming central bank meeting.

Jun 05 2018

Italy's bond yields up after new PM promises radical change

LONDON Italy's government bonds sold off on Tuesday, facing renewed pressure after new Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte promised to bring radical change as he sought parliamentary backing for an anti-establishment government.

Jun 05 2018

Italy's bond yields up after new PM promises radical change

LONDON Italy's government bonds sold off on Tuesday, facing renewed pressure after new Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte promised to bring radical change as he sought parliamentary backing for an anti-establishment government.

Jun 05 2018

Short sellers and options traders bet on more Deutsche Bank pain

LONDON Short sellers and derivatives traders are betting Deutsche Bank's share price recovery will prove temporary, with data suggesting short interest in the German lender is the highest of any global bank.

Jun 01 2018

Borrowing costs drop for Italy and Spain as political concerns ease

LONDON Italian and Spanish borrowing costs fell sharply on Friday after anti-establishment parties in Italy revived a coalition deal, apparently averting snap elections, while in Spain socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as prime minister.

May 31 2018

Ferrari and Ray-Ban deemed a safer bet than Italian government bonds

LONDON Italy's luxury carmaker Ferrari and Exor, the owners of Juventus football club, are among a host of companies that can now borrow money more cheaply than the country's crisis-hit government.

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