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Saikat Chatterjee

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

Jun 15 2018

British M&A booms two years on from Brexit vote

LONDON Deal-making involving UK companies has picked up in the two years since the country's decision to leave the European Union, defying worries that Brexit would stifle mergers and acquisition activity, data from Thomson Reuters Deals Intelligence shows.

Jun 13 2018

Sterling at one-week lows as inflation below forecasts

LONDON Sterling slipped to a one-week low on Wednesday as inflation data failed to bolster chances of an interest rate increase in August with markets wary about headlines on Brexit negotiations.

Jun 12 2018

Dollar rallies ahead of Fed, sterling whipsaws on Brexit vote

NEW YORK The dollar rallied against a basket of currencies on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy decision, while the British pound whipsawed after Prime Minister Theresa May defeated a rebellion in parliament over Brexit plans.

Jun 08 2018

Swiss 'real money' fallout would ripple across markets

LONDON The Swiss central bank (SNB) has built up a $750 billion war chest after years of currency interventions but a referendum to limit money creation, if passed, could end such operations and have repercussions far beyond Switzerland's borders.

Jun 06 2018

Euro zone bond yields jump as ECB seen discussing QE end next week

LONDON Hawkish comments by the European Central Bank pushed borrowing costs across the euro zone higher on Wednesday, with the impact felt deepest in Italy where markets continue to reel from the prospect of big spending policies from a new government.

Jun 05 2018

Euro snaps 6-week losing streak as Italy concerns wane; data eyed

(In this June 1st story, corrects name and organisation of Paul Brain in 10th paragraph)

Jun 04 2018

Dollar slides to two-week low on trade concerns, easing Italy risks

NEW YORK The dollar dropped to a two-week low on Monday, as easing political tensions in Italy lifted the euro and global trade concerns resurfaced after China warned the United States against tariffs and other protectionist measures.

Jun 04 2018

Facing a referendum on money, Swiss traders look for hedges

LONDON Switzerland's banking and monetary system is facing the possibility of a huge shake-up, and while the possibility looks remote, investors are buying up insurance against swings in the franc and the shares of the biggest Swiss lenders.

Jun 01 2018

Facing a referendum on money, Swiss traders look for hedges

LONDON Switzerland's banking and monetary system is facing the possibility of a huge shake-up, and while the possibility looks remote, investors are buying up insurance against swings in the franc and the shares of the biggest Swiss lenders.

May 29 2018

Currency derivative markets signal more weakness for the euro

LONDON Currency derivatives tied to the outlook for the euro fell to their lowest level in more than a year on Tuesday, pointing to further weakness for the single currency as a sharp selloff in Italian debt spilled into foreign exchange markets.

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