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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

Jan 15 2018

Sterling surges above $1.38 for first time since Brexit vote

LONDON Sterling surged above $1.38 for the first time since the results of Britain's vote to leave the European Union on Monday, as the dollar weakened broadly and on hopes that other EU members would seek a relatively "soft" Brexit.

Jan 11 2018

Sterling slips against euro after ECB tapering signal

LONDON Sterling slipped to a one-week low against the euro on Thursday, as the single currency soared on talk that the European Central Bank could start to change its message of expansionary monetary policy in the coming months.

Jan 10 2018

Sterling edges down as traders eye inflation data

LONDON Sterling edged down on Wednesday to its lowest in almost two weeks against the dollar, as investors locked in profits after a rally and showed reluctance to push it any higher until they see major new catalysts.

Jan 09 2018

Sterling snaps three-day climb, but Brexit hopes support

LONDON Sterling weakened on Tuesday, snapping a three-day rising streak as investors took profits, although expectations that Brexit talks will have a positive outcome continued to underpin the British currency.

Jan 08 2018

Bets on sterling volatility fall as Brexit risks seen fading

LONDON A market gauge measuring expected volatility in sterling was trading at a more than a three-year low on Monday, with investors seeing risks around Brexit as fading and betting, therefore, that big price swings would be unlikely in the coming months.

Dec 19 2017

Neglected Swedish crown set to win some love at last

LONDON The Swedish crown's struggle as one of the whipping boys of European currencies may be nearly over.

Dec 15 2017

Sterling drops as Brexit talks move to second round

LONDON Sterling fell nearly a percent on Friday despite news that Brexit negotiations would move on to the next stage in January, as investors booked some profits following recent gains.

Dec 12 2017

Hedge funds add wary sterling bets before EU summit

LONDON Sterling steadied on Monday after posting its biggest daily drop in more than a month on Friday, with investors cautiously adding some long bets at the start of a week when Britain and the EU will sign off on a deal to move to the next stage of Brexit talks.

Dec 08 2017

Sterling skids as investors bank Brexit deal gains

LONDON Sterling skidded on Friday, trading almost two U.S. cents below a high reached earlier after a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations, with cautious investors booking profits after a sharp rally in recent days.

Dec 07 2017

Sterling bounces but holds near eight-day lows

LONDON Sterling rebounded off the day's lows but remained well near an eight-day low on Thursday as investors doubted whether British officials will be able to break through a deadlock before a crucial EU summit next week.


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