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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 19 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks plumb 8-month lows as trade war escalates

LONDON, June 19 Emerging stocks tumbled to eight-month lows on Tuesday led by big losses on Asian bourses as the tit-for-tat trade war between the United States and China escalated, with currencies such as the rand and lira also feeling the heat.

Jun 18 2018

Public sector investors plan to increase infrastructure exposure: survey

LONDON Nearly 70 percent of public sector investors plan to raise their exposure to infrastructure over the next 1-2 years, equating to potentially an extra $130 billion invested, a survey showed on Monday.

Jun 08 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks tumble on trade tensions, rand battered

LONDON, June 8 Emerging market stocks tumbled on Friday as investors shied away from risky assets amid simmering trade tensions ahead of a G7 meeting, while South Africa's rand fell to a near six-month low.

May 31 2018

UK funds trim equity exposure, up cash in volatile May: Reuters poll

LONDON British investors have trimmed back their equity exposure, wary of U.S. protectionist threats, Italian political turmoil and rising U.S. bond yields but most continued to favor emerging markets despite recent hefty selloffs in the sector.

May 31 2018

Global funds cut stocks to 9-month lows in turbulent May: Reuters poll

LONDON Global investors cut their equity holdings to a nine-month low in May after a turbulent month characterised by revived trade war fears, Italian political turmoil and a spike in U.S. bond yields.

May 29 2018

Turkish officials say cbank ready to act, dialling back Erdogan rhetoric

LONDON, May 29 Two senior Turkish officials have dialled back on their president's combative message to markets on interest rate policy, insisting the central bank has freedom to act to defend the lira, according to investors who met them on Tuesday.

May 29 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hit 5-mth low as Italian fright sparks safety flight

LONDON, May 29 Emerging equities fell to a five-month low on Tuesday as investors ditched riskier assets on the back of renewed Italian political turmoil, while Turkish markets steadied after Monday's central bank move.

May 24 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks bounce, no respite for Turkish lira

LONDON, May 24 Turkey's lira suffered another fall on Thursday, more than wiping out the gains made in the wake of Wednesday's emergency rate hike, while wider emerging markets booked cautious gains thanks to a lacklustre dollar and retreating U.S. Treasury yields.

May 23 2018

Public sector investor assets surge 7.3 percent to $36 trillion, biggest jump in 5 years

LONDON Public sector investor assets surged $2.5 trillion or 7.3 percent in 2017 to $36.2 trillion, the biggest jump in five years, an annual report showed on Wednesday, helped by stellar equity market gains and a gold price rise.

May 22 2018

Sovereign investor flows to global markets turn net positive in Q1

LONDON, May 22 Sovereign wealth fund (SWF) flows to stock and bond strategies managed by external asset managers turned net positive in the first quarter for the first time since 2014, data from research firm eVestment showed on Tuesday.

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