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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.

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Emerging market stocks in bear territory after 20 percent drop since January

LONDON A leading emerging market stock index extended its slump since January to 20 percent on Wednesday in a fresh wave of selling which took it into territory commonly regarded as a bear market.

5:38am EDT

EMERGING MARKETS-Lira rebounds, but Chinese ban of video game spooks shares

LONDON, Aug 15 Turkey's battered lira gained for a second day on Wednesday as its central bank moved to whack short sellers, but a Chinese ban of a video game left MSCI's $2 trillion emerging-market share index near bear-market territory.

Aug 14 2018

Exclusive: Development bank EBRD has stress-tested for 40 percent lira crash

LONDON One of Turkey's biggest multilateral investors, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has passed internal stress tests for a 40 percent drop by the lira, sources told Reuters, but the currency has weakened more than that this year.

Aug 10 2018

Markets see more Turkish lira losses - and huge central bank action

LONDON Turkey's lira is in the grip of one of its worst routs of modern times, and markets are sensing more weakness ahead - but also that its central bank will jack up interest rates massively to try to turn the tide.

Aug 10 2018

Markets see more Turkish lira losses - and huge central bank action

LONDON Turkey's lira is in the grip of one of its worst routs of modern times, and markets are sensing more weakness ahead - but also that its central bank will jack up interest rates massively to try to turn the tide.

Aug 10 2018

Graphic: Markets see more Turkish lira losses - and huge central bank action

LONDON Turkey's lira is in the grip of one of its worst routs of modern times, and markets are sensing more weakness ahead - but also that its central bank will jack up interest rates massively to try to turn the tide.

Aug 10 2018

Currency volatility gauges ignite as Turkish lira turmoil spreads

Currency volatility gauges erupted across FX markets on Friday, as a 12 percent crash in Turkey's lira triggered a global wave of turbulence.

Aug 09 2018

Turkey needs to address currency weakness fast, Fitch says

LONDON Turkey needs to halt the sharp slide of the lira quickly, credit rating agency Fitch said on Thursday, warning the country's situation had worsened since its downgrade just a month ago.

Aug 09 2018

INTERVIEW-Turkey needs to address currency weakness fast, Fitch says

LONDON, Aug 9 Turkey needs to halt the sharp slide of the lira quickly, credit rating agency Fitch said on Thursday, warning the country's situation had worsened since its downgrade just a month ago.

Aug 08 2018

Turkey's foreign currency reserves - not much of a cushion

LONDON Turkey's currency troubles are fuelling worries about a full-blown balance of payments crisis, and as these graphics show, whichever way you look at it, the country's foreign currency reserves don't provide much protection.

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