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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TOKYO Asian stocks rose modestly on Wednesday, supported by upbeat Wall Street earnings and hopes China's government spending would boost growth but trade tensions remained in focus ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and European Commission presidents.
TOKYO Stocks and commodities recovered slightly on Thursday as markets tried to consolidate from the previous session's steep losses when fears of an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war jolted investor sentiment.
TOKYO The dollar struggled near 3-1/2-week lows against its peers on Monday after U.S. jobs data showed slower-than-expected wage growth, while the pound retreated as a key member of Britain's cabinet resigned over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan.
TOKYO Major currencies trod water early on Friday as investor caution prevailed ahead of Washington's implementation of its threatened tariffs on Chinese goods and the U.S. jobs report due later in the day.
TOKYO The dollar was buoyant on Wednesday, having rebounded from two-week lows against its rivals as the yen sagged on easing risk aversion.
TOKYO The euro on Friday was headed for its worst weekly loss in 19 months after a cautious European Central Bank signalled it will keep interest rates at record lows well into next year.
TOKYO The dollar wallowed near a three-week low against its peers on Friday as U.S. Treasury yields fell sharply, while the euro's recovery remained intact amid expectations the European Central Bank will begin unwinding its stimulus program.
TOKYO Japanese investors last week sold more foreign bonds than for any week since April 2017, thanks to political turmoil that caused Italian bonds to tumble and triggered volatility in global sovereign debt markets.
TOKYO The dollar stood tall against a basket of currencies on Thursday, as the euro retreated to a five-month low on concerns the political developments in Italy could cause wider disruptions in the common currency bloc.
TOKYO The dollar hovered near a five-month high against a group of major currencies on Wednesday, as a surge in the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield above 3 percent reignited a rally that had lost steam last week.