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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

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Dollar stalls at 11-month high, oil slides ahead of OPEC

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

Jun 20 2018

Brexit impact on primary dealers a major concern - Irish, Finnish debt agencies

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.

Jun 20 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks pull out of five-day dive, lira lays low

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.

Jun 12 2018

Markets turn down the volumes when the World Cup starts

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.

Jun 12 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Currencies in the cross-hairs as Fed hike looms

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.

Jun 11 2018

Interview: Post-election policy moves now key for Turkey - Fitch

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.

Jun 11 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks skirt trade woes, bonds yields keep rising

LONDON, June 11 Emerging market stocks shrugged off global trade tensions on Monday, although bond yields rose and Turkey's lira hit turbulence again.

Jun 07 2018

Markets see Turkey central bank holding steady after hefty rate hikes

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.

Jun 07 2018

UBS declares 'buying time' for emerging market stocks

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.

Jun 07 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Lira dips before c.bank meeting, CEE rides euro charge

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.

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