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.
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LONDON Simmering trade and political tensions and a pumped-up dollar weighed on world shares on Thursday, while oil prices were under pressure before an OPEC meeting expected to increase the world's supply of crude. | Video
LONDON Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and its impact on primary dealers in government bond markets is a big concern for euro zone governments, officials from the Irish and Finnish debt management agencies said on Wednesday.
LONDON, June 20 Speculation that China may cut interest rates helped emerging market stocks eke out their first rise in six days on Wednesday and steadied most currencies, though pre-election stress kept Turkey's lira near an all-time low.
LONDON The World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and investors should be warned that financial markets tend to act like any emotional soccer fan during the matches - they go quiet and nervy and don't like losing.
LONDON, June 12 Argentina’s peso, the Turkish lira, South African rand, Mexican peso and Pakistan’s rupee all weakened on Tuesday as pressure remained firmly on emerging markets.
LONDON Turkey's sovereign rating can ride out the current market turbulence if authorities there move to address the economy's main weaknesses after upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, Fitch said on Monday.
LONDON, June 11 Emerging market stocks shrugged off global trade tensions on Monday, although bond yields rose and Turkey's lira hit turbulence again.
LONDON, June 7 Having jacked up interest rates twice in two weeks to fight a blow-out in the lira, financial markets now see Turkey's central bank having to hold the line for at least a year.
LONDON Swiss Bank UBS urged clients to pile into emerging market stocks on Thursday, declaring it "buying time" for the asset class despite growing concerns about Latin America's biggest economy Brazil.
LONDON, June 7 The Turkish lira was among a group of emerging market currencies under pressure on Thursday as traders waited to see if the country’s central bank would assert its independence by raising interest rates for the second time in as many weeks.