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Julien Ponthus

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

Dec 08 2017

Brexit breakthrough boosts FTSE as pound slides, housebuilders rise

LONDON A breakthrough in Brexit talks helped British shares surge ahead of European peers on Friday as sterling fell back, dented by investors banking their gains in the currency which has swung violently as negotiations unfolded.

Dec 07 2017

Comeback in banks, tech lifts euro zone stocks as Steinhoff collapses

LONDON European shares edged up on Thursday as financial and tech stocks recovered, while troubled furniture retailer Steinhoff sank further, stung by an accounting scandal.

Dec 06 2017

European shares recoup losses on weaker euro as Steinhoff tanks

MILAN/LONDON European shares recovered most of their earlier "risk-off" losses on Wednesday, with an easing euro and a positive open on Wall Street offsetting falls in richly valued tech stocks.

Dec 05 2017

FTSE slips on recovering sterling, cyclical falls

LONDON Britain's main share index gave up early gains on Tuesday to close slightly lower, as sterling picked itself up from a session low on the back of timid optimism about a Brexit deal.

Dec 04 2017

FTSE lags European rally as Brexit talks fail

LONDON The UK's top share index rose from a two-month low on Monday but lagged behind European peers in a broader rally sparked by progress in U.S. tax reforms, as Britain and the EU failed to strike a deal on an initial Brexit divorce package.

Dec 01 2017

European stocks sink on Flynn guilty plea after choppy session

LONDON European stocks, which were recovering from early losses and set to finish the first trading day of December in positive territory, fell suddenly after ex-U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Nov 30 2017

FTSE retreats on sterling pressure, posts November loss

LONDON Britain's index of leading shares lagged behind their European peers for a second session on Thursday, as it remained under pressure from a rising sterling buoyed by Brexit talks optimism.

Nov 29 2017

Worst day in a month for FTSE as Brexit breakthrough reports lift pound

LONDON British shares missed out on a rising tide across European bourses on Wednesday as sterling rallied to a two-month high following reports Britain and the European Union had agreed the outlines of a Brexit divorce bill.

Nov 28 2017

Wind turbine makers and Shell lift European shares

LONDON Wind turbine makers and oil major Royal Dutch Shell propelled European stocks higher on Tuesday, boosting sentiment on the energy sector ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting, while dispelled political risks in Ireland also supported the market.

Nov 27 2017

Oil prices, China jitters weigh on Britain's blue-chips

LONDON British shares closed slightly lower on Monday, weighed down by energy and mining stocks as oil prices fell on prospects of higher U.S. output and metals traded lower on weakening demand from China.


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