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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

Aug 15 2018

Turkey tantrum? Investors fret over contagion from lira plunge

LONDON The plunge in Turkey's lira <TRYTOM=D3> to a series of record lows over the past week sent tremors through global markets. While the currency has recovered a little lost ground since Tuesday, investors are fretting about contagion via stress on foreign banks and firesales of emerging market assets.

Aug 10 2018

Lira-Verfall könnte türkischen Banken die Luft abschnüren

Frankfurt/London Die anhaltende Kapitalflucht und der freie Fall der türkischen Lira bringen die Banken am Bosporus immer stärker in Bedrängnis.

Aug 09 2018

Turkish lira hits record lows as Turkey-U.S. concerns weigh

ISTANBUL/LONDON Turkey's lira tumbled to another record low against the dollar on Thursday after a Turkish delegation returned from meeting U.S. officials in Washington with no apparent solution to a diplomatic rift that has opened up between them. | Video

Aug 08 2018

Foreign funds pummeled by Turkish bond rout, but have yet to exit

LONDON The Turkish lira's plunge this year has wiped out a third of the value of foreign investors' holdings of lira bonds but data shows there have not yet been net foreign portfolio sales.

Aug 08 2018

Emerging markets see third month of net interest rate hikes

LONDON Interest rate rises by major emerging market central banks outstripped rate cuts for the third straight month in July as policymakers tightened credit to offset inflation risks and currency weakness amid trade fears and a resurgent U.S. dollar.

Aug 07 2018

Turkish firms face debt-servicing crunch as lira spirals lower

LONDON Turkey's freefalling lira has cranked up the pressure on Turkish banks and corporates, which now account for the bulk of credit ratings downgrades in emerging markets this year, as foreign and domestic debt servicing costs grind ever higher.

Jul 23 2018

More U.S. sanctions a risk for Russian companies' ruble bond boom

LONDON Russian companies are increasingly borrowing on rouble debt markets rather than selling Eurobonds, driving sales sharply higher this year but fears are growing that another round of U.S. sanctions will undercut the boom.

Jul 13 2018

China market jolt far less contagious than 2015 shock

LONDON Three years after a financial shock in China rocked world markets, a slower-motion 20 percent reversal of China's main stock index and the yuan's worst month on record have had much less of a viral effect around the globe.

Jul 04 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Trade tensions keep emerging equity markets jittery, yuan strong

LONDON, July 4 Trade war anxiety ruffled emerging equity markets on Wednesday but currencies found some support from a weaker dollar, with China's yuan strengthening for a second straight day after a central bank move to calm investors.

Jun 25 2018

Overseas money stays wary of Turkey after Erdogan win

LONDON Overseas money managers, wary of Turkish assets for months, reckon Sunday's clear win for Tayyip Erdogan will tempt foreign investment back only when he clarifies election pledges to take a tighter personal grip on economic and monetary policy.


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