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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

Nov 22 2017

Strong portfolio inflows into Canada seen sustaining loonie rally

TORONTO, Nov 22 Strong inflows of foreign money into Canadian stocks and bonds this year are adding to investor confidence that the rally since May in the country's currency is sustainable because it is not just supported by speculative flows.

Nov 17 2017

More speeches from Bank of Canada not enough for markets

OTTAWA, Nov 17 The decision this week by Canada's central bank to add more speeches from policymakers to its schedule after an interest rate decision will not do enough to provide better forward guidance on monetary policy, analysts said on Friday.

Nov 16 2017

Canadian dollar edges higher, boosted by manufacturing sales gain

TORONTO The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as data showing a surprise rise in domestic manufacturing sales in September offset lower oil prices.

Nov 01 2017

Investor demand boosts Canada maple bond outlook, case for index inclusion

TORONTO A jump in maple bond issuance this year is improving chances the instruments will be added to a key benchmark debt index, with more foreign companies expected to tap the Canadian dollar debt market as investor interest in diversifying holdings drives demand, some fund managers said.

Oct 11 2017

Global central banks can copy Canada as bubbles inflate

TORONTO Global central banks, which fret about high asset prices, could take a page from the Bank of Canada which is helping cool an overheated housing market by raising interest rates even as inflation undershoots its 2 percent target.

Oct 03 2017

Walt Disney makes Maple bond debut with C$1.25 billion deal

TORONTO Walt Disney Co sold C$1.25 billion of seven-year senior unsecured Maple notes on Tuesday, the company's first issue in the Canadian-dollar denominated Maple bond market, which has seen a number of high profile deals in recent months.

Oct 03 2017

Canada debt issues set record, helped by maple bonds; M&A drops

TORONTO Canadian debt issuance climbed 12 percent to a record in the first nine months of 2017, helped by deals from Canada Housing Trust and a major maple bond from Apple Inc , bucking a weak trend in M&A and equity deals as Canadian companies slowed the pace of their outbound dealmaking.

Sep 28 2017

Exporters, traders feel Canadian dollar pain as Bank of Canada avoids guidance

OTTAWA/TORONTO The Bank of Canada's journey from dove to hawk and back again this year has sent the currency market on a wild ride and put pressure on the central bank to provide better direction, despite eschewing its forward guidance policy years ago.

Sep 25 2017

Bombardier slides on likely Siemens-Alstom deal; awaits Boeing ruling

TORONTO Bombardier Inc shares extended their recent losses to hit a four-month low on Monday following a report that the train and plane maker likely will lose out to Alstom SA in a rail deal with Siemens AG .

Sep 22 2017

Bank of Canada walks fine line as rate hikes boost loonie

OTTAWA/TORONTO The Bank of Canada is walking a tightrope to its next rate decision, trying to rein in a Canadian dollar that has popped higher in the wake of back-to-back rate hikes - without jawboning the currency too explicitly.

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