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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

Mar 16 2018

Daily Briefing: 70/70 - Putin's lucky number

LONDON From Berlin to Rome and London to Bratislava and Vienna, Europe's polarised electorates have pushed their governments into loveless coalition pacts, hand-to-mouth existences with tenterhook majorities or marriages of convenience with unpalatable partners.

Mar 09 2018

Daily Briefing: Trump throws down trade challenge

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump set plans overnight for import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminium but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies.

Feb 28 2018

British investors sell stocks but wary of calling market top - Reuters poll

LONDON British funds have cut their equity allocations to four-month lows following an early February shakeout, though many remain optimistic that strong economic growth and company earnings will keep the stock market boom going.

Feb 09 2018

Bonds buoyed by stock selloff, but big weekly decline in store

LONDON Core euro zone bond yields edged down on Friday as renewed selling in world stocks lent some support to safe-haven debt markets, which themselves have been bruised as investors brace for an end to easy-monetary policies by major central banks.

Feb 09 2018

New-look German coalition reduces key risk for euro zone bond investors

LONDON The shape of Germany's new coalition heralds a potential shift towards looser purse strings in its European and domestic budget policies, which could fuel a fresh rally in southern European bond markets.

Feb 07 2018

Punch-drunk shares clamber off two-month lows

LONDON World stocks clawed off two-month lows on Wednesday, though momentum was weak and U.S. futures suggested Wall Street could backslide again after rebounding from the biggest selloff in six years.

Jan 31 2018

European funds cut bonds to one-year low, see bears approaching: Reuters poll

LONDON The share of bonds in European fund managers' portfolios has dropped to its lowest in a year, with many investors coming round to the view that a bear market in debt is underway, Reuters' latest monthly poll has found.

Jan 30 2018

World markets can absorb some trade turbulence as Trump digs in

LONDON/GENEVA Booming global trade and economic growth have cushioned world markets against the political turbulence of Donald Trump's first year in the White House, but that resilience will be tested if the U.S. president wants protectionism to define 2018.

Jan 26 2018

Moscow, markets ready for possible fresh U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW/LONDON The United States could release reports as early as Monday detailing the possibilities for expanding sanctions against Russia, including a list of prominent oligarchs and potential restrictions on the holding of Russian government debt.

Jan 24 2018

GRAPHIC-South African bonds: the "next big EM story"

LONDON, Jan 24 Backed by a strengthening currency, some of the highest inflation-adjusted yields in emerging markets and now the possible exit of unpopular president Jacob Zuma, South African bonds have become a top 2018 trade with investors.


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