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United States

Dhara Ranasinghe

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

Feb 14 2018

HINTERGRUND-Groko gibt sich europäisch - Anleihen von Südländern gefragt

Frankfurt/London Die Aussicht auf eine große Koalition in Berlin entzückt Anleger von Staatsanleihen in südlichen EU-Ländern.

Feb 12 2018

Back on the defensive: euro zone bond yields creep up

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields edged higher on Monday on signs that policymakers, with their eyes on inflation, will continue on their monetary tightening path regardless of recent equity market volatility.

Feb 09 2018

Bonds buoyed by stock selloff, but big weekly decline in store

LONDON Core euro zone bond yields edged down on Friday as renewed selling in world stocks lent some support to safe-haven debt markets, which themselves have been bruised as investors brace for an end to easy-monetary policies by major central banks.

Feb 09 2018

New-look German coalition reduces key risk for euro zone bond investors

LONDON The shape of Germany's new coalition heralds a potential shift towards looser purse strings in its European and domestic budget policies, which could fuel a fresh rally in southern European bond markets.

Feb 07 2018

Peripheral yields fall as SPD gets key German finance ministry in coalition deal

LONDON Southern European government bond yields tumbled on Wednesday, extending a recent outperformance over peers on reports that Germany's pro-European, pro-spending Social Democratic party would head the finance ministry in a coalition government.

Feb 06 2018

Just weeks into 2018, banks rethink year-end bond yield forecasts

LONDON Little over a month into 2018 and several banks have already raised their forecasts for where key U.S. and European bond yields will end the year, another sign that the tide for bonds has turned as an era of easy monetary policy comes to an end.

Feb 02 2018

Greek bond sales a litmus test as Athens looks to leave bailout era

LONDON Greece's economy is growing, its credit ratings are on the up, the government has returned to bond markets and hopes to leave the 86 billion euros (£75.2 billion) bailout that kept it from default.

Feb 02 2018

Greek bond sales a litmus test as Athens looks to leave bailout era

LONDON Greece's economy is growing, its credit ratings are on the up, the government has returned to bond markets and hopes to leave the 86 billion euros bailout that kept it from default.

Jan 31 2018

Bond markets headed for worst month in more than a year

LONDON Bond markets in Europe and the United States looked set on to end January with their worst month since late 2016, a sign that the tide for bonds has turned as a stronger world economy spells the end for ultra-easy monetary policies.

Jan 29 2018

No more sub-zero: Euro zone bonds yields head for positive territory

LONDON Slowly but surely, the pool of euro-area government bonds with sub-zero yields is shrinking, a sign that some normality is returning to bond markets as central banks begin to unwind their extraordinary stimulus.

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