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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

Sep 27 2013

Prospect of earlier Bank of England rate hikes seen extending sterling rally

LONDON Bets on further sterling strength are mounting as some in the financial markets consider the possibility that the Bank of England may be the first of the world's major central banks to raise interest rates.

Sep 27 2013

Prospect of earlier BoE rate hikes seen extending sterling rally

LONDON Bets on further sterling strength are mounting as some in the financial markets consider the possibility that the Bank of England may be the first of the world's major central banks to raise interest rates.

Sep 05 2013

Global FX trade jumps more than a third in 3 years to $5.3 trillion a day - BIS

LONDON Trading in foreign exchange markets jumped by more than a third in the past three years to $5.3 trillion a day, or around 90 percent of Japan's entire annual economic output, a leading central bank survey showed on Thursday.

Sep 05 2013

Global foreign exchange trade jumps more than a third in 3 years to $5.3 trillion a day: BIS

LONDON Trading in foreign exchange markets jumped by more than a third in the past three years to $5.3 trillion a day, or around 90 percent of Japan's entire annual economic output, a leading central bank survey showed on Thursday.

Aug 20 2013

Sterling steadies near seven-month high against basket of currencies

LONDON Sterling was steady near a seven-month high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, supported by a recent improvement in economic data that has suggested interest rates may rise sooner than the Bank of England has indicated.

Aug 14 2013

Euro firms against dollar as euro zone seen growing

LONDON The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday after better-than-expected French and German growth data indicated the euro zone had probably climbed out of a long recession.

Jul 18 2013

Bruised FX hedge funds tiptoe back into bets on weaker yen

LONDON Hit by a whipsawing yen in the last two months, many FX hedge funds are still determined to bet the Bank of Japan will succeed in weakening the currency over time while the dollar climbs as the Federal Reserve withdraws its stimulus.

May 30 2013

Yen falls vs dollar on proposed changes to Japan pension fund

LONDON The yen fell against the dollar on Thursday as a proposed revision in Japan's public pension fund's strategy is expected to boost equity markets and undermine the Japanese currency.

Jan 21 2013

Yen firm as bets on losses trimmed before BOJ decision

LONDON The yen rose against the dollar on Monday from a 2-1/2 year low, with traders trimming large bets against the currency in case monetary easing measures expected from the Bank of Japan are disappointing.

Jan 08 2013

Euro and dollar slip versus yen, falls seen limited

LONDON The dollar and the euro fell against the yen on Tuesday as investors took profit on recent gains against the Japanese currency triggered by anticipation of looser monetary policy in Japan.

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