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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

Dec 26 2017

Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013

SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Tuesday, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who had missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency. | Video

Dec 10 2017

Dollar edges up ahead of Fed; Bitcoin futures seize the spotlight

TOKYO The dollar was steady in early Asian trade on Monday, underpinned by expectations of higher U.S. interest rates, while bitcoin seized the spotlight as futures of the cryptocurrency began trading.

Dec 07 2017

Dollar edges up, on track for weekly gain; Bitcoin shines

TOKYO The dollar inched higher on Friday, on track for a weekly gain against a basket of currencies, as the passage of a bill to temporarily extend U.S. government funding raised investors' optimism that a tax reform bill would also pass.

Nov 20 2017

Asia stocks wilt, German coalition impasse hits euro

TOKYO Asian shares pulled back on Monday with investor sentiment hurt by a retreat on Wall Street, while the euro and German stock futures skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.

Nov 16 2017

Asia shares gain despite Wall Street weakness, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY Asian shares shrugged off Wall Street losses and a lacklustre start to rally on Thursday, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

Oct 25 2017

Asian shares edge up, Nikkei snaps 16-day winning streak

TOKYO Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday, while U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar got a lift following a report that Republican senators were leaning towards John Taylor to be the next Federal Reserve chief.

Oct 10 2017

Asian shares shrug off Wall Street weakness, dollar steadies

TOKYO Asian shares rose on Tuesday, shrugging off modest losses on Wall Street, while expectations of another U.S. interest rate increase this year continued to underpin the dollar.

Sep 12 2017

Dollar clings to most of its gains as risk sentiment improves

TOKYO The dollar held on to most of its gains on Tuesday, following a sharp rebound on improving investor risk sentiment as worries over North Korea and Hurricane Irma receded.

Sep 08 2017

Asian shares firm, dollar slumps on ECB's tapering signal

TOKYO Asian shares firmed on Friday, supported by solid Chinese trade data, while the dollar skidded after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi suggested the central bank may begin tapering its massive stimulus programme this autumn.

Sep 06 2017

Dollar slips vs. yen, pressured by North Korea risks and Fed outlook

TOKYO/SINGAPORE The dollar edged down against the yen on Wednesday, pushed back toward a recent 4-1/2-month low by simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula and by comments from a Federal Reserve official about subdued U.S. inflation.

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