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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

Mar 20 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks snap 4-day losing streak, Turkey pressured

LONDON, March 20 Emerging stocks struggled higher to snap a four day losing streak on Tuesday, but Turkish assets continued to suffer from domestic and geopolitical woes as investors eyed a U.S. rate rise with the lira plumbing another record low against the euro.

Mar 19 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Lira plumbs record low vs euro, investors eye Fed, trade wars

LONDON, March 19 Turkey's lira plumbed a fresh record low against the euro and Turkish dollar bonds hit 13-month lows as an impending U.S. Fed meeting and fears of a trade war fears triggered a broad-based sell-off that also hurt South Africa's rand and Mexico's peso.

Mar 16 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Russian rouble hits 1-mth low after nerve agent attack

LONDON, March 16 The Russian rouble hit a one-month low and bond spreads traded at their widest year-to-date on Friday after the West condemned a nerve agent attack on British soil and the U.S. imposed fresh sanctions.

Mar 16 2018

Russia bondholders happy to hug sovereign as sanctions talk swirls

LONDON Global investors are unlikely to start shunning Russia's sovereign debt even though Russian entities and individuals are seen at risk of further sanctions over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain. | Video

Mar 13 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hold at 2-wk high, Turkish lira at 3-mth low

LONDON, March 13 Emerging stocks held at two-week highs on Tuesday but gains were limited as investors awaited U.S. inflation data for hints on the pace of Fed rate rises, while the Turkish lira hit a near three-month low after a controversial voting law was passed.

Mar 12 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks leap to 2-week high as inflation fears ease

LONDON, March 12 Emerging market stocks rallied to two-week highs on Monday as a benign U.S. jobs report eased worries about inflation and faster rate hikes, while fears of a trade war have been tempered by the possibility of exemptions from U.S. tariffs for some exporters.

Mar 08 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Tariff exemption hopes lift emerging stocks, lira slips

LONDON, March 8 Hopes that some countries could be exempted from planned U.S. tariffs lifted emerging stocks on Thursday, with strong Chinese export data underpinning risk appetite, but the Turkish lira slipped in the wake of a ratings downgrade.

Mar 06 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rebound as Trump tariff plans face pushback

LONDON, March 6 Emerging stocks rebounded from three-week lows on Tuesday after a proposal from U.S. President Donald Trump to slap steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports sparked Republican opposition, raising hopes a global trade war could be averted.

Mar 02 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Trump trade war talk spooks emerging stocks

LONDON, March 2 Emerging market stocks fell to two-week lows on Friday, with steelmakers taking a pounding after President Donald Trump said he would impose hefty tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminium, reviving fears of a trade war.

Mar 01 2018

Ali Shamekh resigns from CEO post at Libyan sovereign fund

LONDON Ali Shamekh has resigned from his position as chief executive of Libya's contested sovereign wealth fund, saying divisions within Libya had made it impossible for him to implement a viable program, according to a statement.


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