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Karin Strohecker

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

Jun 21 2018

Turkey's ailing financial markets and foreign exposure

LONDON Turkey heads to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections, with President Tayyip Erdogan widely expected to be re-elected to an office that will be given sweeping new executive powers.

Jun 18 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Trade war tremors send emerging stocks to 2018 lows

LONDON, June 18 Escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing knocked emerging stock markets to a six-month low on Monday while a stronger dollar weighed on currencies.

May 29 2018

Turkish officials say cbank ready to act, dialling back Erdogan rhetoric

LONDON, May 29 Two senior Turkish officials have dialled back on their president's combative message to markets on interest rate policy, insisting the central bank has freedom to act to defend the lira, according to investors who met them on Tuesday.

May 29 2018

Italy and other euro zone sovereign and bank CDS surge

LONDON The cost of insuring exposure to debt issued by euro zone periphery sovereigns and banks across the bloc soared on Tuesday amid fears that political turmoil in Italy could spark wider euro zone troubles.

May 25 2018

Graphic: Markets see more Turkish lira losses and more cenbank moves to support it

LONDON Turkey's lira is in the grip of one its worst routs of modern times but markets are sensing more weakness ahead and could push authorities to do more than this week's 3 percentage-point rate hike to turn the tide.

May 24 2018

Turkish lira weakens sharply, surrendering some post-rate hike gains

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened more than 3 percent on Thursday, giving up a large chunk of the gains it made after the central bank raised interest rates by 300 points a day earlier, as investors bet another hike would be needed to tame the sell-off. | Video

May 15 2018

'Disbelief': Investors in Turkey stunned by Erdogan's fight with markets

LONDON "Shock and disbelief" - that's how global money managers reacted to an attempt by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to re-assure foreign investors about his economic management as the lira went into tailspin.

May 15 2018

MSCI says Argentina market situation makes index decision more difficult

LONDON, May 15 Argentina's recent market turmoil will make it more difficult for index provider MSCI to decide on whether to give the country the emerging markets status it seeks in June, the U.S. firm said on Tuesday.

May 11 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks eye strongest week for three months

LONDON, May 11 Caught between rising oil prices and a perky dollar, emerging markets ended a rollercoaster week looking mixed, with stocks clocking up their strongest week for three months while currencies in Argentina and Turkey were still suffering.

May 10 2018

No relief yet for emerging currencies against dollar

LONDON Emerging currencies are suffering their sixth straight week of losses against the resurgent dollar but options markets appear to indicate there is going to be no relief for some of them in the short-term.


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