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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 16 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Risk appetite lifts stocks, FX; S.Africa enjoys moment in the sun

LONDON, Feb 16 Rekindled risk appetite helped emerging equities and currencies to strong weekly gains, with South African markets taking the limelight after Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as president of Africa's most industrialised economy.

Feb 15 2018

Investors put strong cabinet at top of South Africa's to-do list

LONDON, Feb 15 The ousting of Jacob Zuma has fuelled hopes that South Africa can lift itself out of the economic doldrums, but investors flag a number of things that should be top of new President Cyril Ramaphosa's to-do list.

Feb 14 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX sail higher ahead of US inflation

LONDON, Feb 14 Emerging stocks extended their rally for a third day and a weaker dollar lifted currencies ahead of a key U.S. inflation report on Wednesday while South Africa investors were poised for the next twist in the saga over President Jacob Zuma's future.

Feb 13 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks cheer Wall St bounce

LONDON, Feb 13 Rekindled risk appetite helped emerging stocks to a second day of healthy gains on Tuesday while South African stocks jumped after the ruling ANC party decided to remove President Jacob Zuma as head of state.

Feb 09 2018

INTERVIEW-Bundesbank's Dombret: Market rout does not change fundamental outlook

LONDON, Feb 9 The recent sell-off roiling global financial markets has not changed the overall economic outlook and it is not up to regulators to prevent investors from suffering losses, Deutsche Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret said on Friday.

Feb 05 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-South Africa skids on Zuma strife, EM stocks swept lower

LONDON, Feb 5 A global bond and equity market sell-off sent emerging stocks down more than 1 percent on Monday, while localised strains intensified in South Africa as President Jacob Zuma resisted growing pressure to step down.

Feb 02 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks set for weekly loss on rising bond yields

LONDON, Feb 2 Frazzled by rising U.S. Treasury yields, emerging stocks were on track for the first weekly loss since early December on Friday while currencies wobbled despite a frail dollar with South Africa's rand weakening 1 percent on political woes.

Jan 31 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks enjoy best January in six years

LONDON, Jan 31 Emerging markets confirmed their strong start to the year with stocks racking up their best January in six years and currencies chalking up solid gains as markets await more signals on monetary policy from the U.S. Fed later on Wednesday.

Jan 30 2018

Foreign fund managers untroubled by Russian 'oligarch list'

LONDON International asset managers appear unfazed by Washington's move to name a group of business "oligarchs" as close to the Kremlin, with many saying on Tuesday that they were seeking an opportunity to add to their Russia exposure.

Jan 30 2018

Foreign fund managers untroubled by Russian 'oligarch list'

LONDON International asset managers appear unfazed by Washington's move to name a group of business "oligarchs" as close to the Kremlin, with many saying on Tuesday that they were seeking an opportunity to add to their Russia exposure.

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