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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

Feb 15 2018

Number of crypto hedge funds surges amid bitcoin volatility

LONDON Hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies have struggled to eke out returns this year amid a sharp sell-off in the highly volatile market, in spite of a flood of new funds setting up to deploy investor cash.

Feb 14 2018

Sterling slips as dollar strengthens on U.S. inflation data

LONDON Sterling slipped towards $1.38 on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened after data showed U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, strengthening bets the Federal Reserve would need to raise interest rates faster.

Feb 13 2018

Sterling rises after UK inflation beats expectations

LONDON Sterling strengthened on Tuesday after data showed British inflation unexpectedly stayed close to its highest levels in six years in January, firming up investors' bets that the Bank of England will raise interest rates again in May.

Feb 13 2018

Sterling edges up ahead of inflation data

LONDON Sterling edged up against the dollar on Tuesday, continuing a modest rebound from three-week lows hit on Friday, as traders eyed UK inflation data for clues on when and how fast the Bank of England will raise interest rates.

Feb 12 2018

Sterling struggles near three-week low on transition uncertainty

LONDON Sterling slipped back towards a three-week low against the dollar on Monday, weighed down by uncertainty among investors over whether Britain would succeed in securing a post-Brexit transition period.

Feb 09 2018

Sterling slides after EU's Barnier warns on Brexit transition

LONDON Sterling erased recent gains and slid against the dollar and the euro on Friday after the European Union's Brexit negotiator warned Britain that a post-Brexit transition deal was "not a given".

Feb 02 2018

Anonymous bitcoin philanthropist donates $5 million to medicine foundation

LONDON An anonymous benefactor has donated $5 million (3.53 million pounds) in bitcoin to the California-based Open Medicine Foundation, the non-profit research organisation said on Friday.

Feb 02 2018

Sterling extends losses after U.S. jobs data; central bank eyed

LONDON Sterling extended losses on Friday and fell to the day's lows after a U.S. report showing wages rose at their fastest clip since 2009 hit the currency which was already struggling thanks to weak data from Britain's construction sector.

Feb 01 2018

Bitcoin slides as Facebook ad ban, India clampdown unnerve investors

LONDON Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, skidded 11 percent on Thursday to its lowest since November, as a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and a growing regulatory backlash against the nascent market frightened investors. | Video

Feb 01 2018

Sterling extend gains as markets scent a May rate hike

LONDON Sterling rose for a third straight day on Thursday as investors bet the Bank of England would take on a more hawkish tone at a policy meeting next week.


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