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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* Stronger dollar pressures commodities, copper, gold, oil slide
LONDON Action from Turkey's central bank pushed the lira higher for a second day on Wednesday, helping European stocks and emerging currencies consolidate recent losses though the dollar stuck at 13-month highs kept up the pressure on world markets.
* Turkish lira extends bounce but dollar stays firm at 13-mth high
LONDON The ECB is expected to keep policy unchanged on the grounds that the growing risk of a global trade war is not yet strong enough to scupper its plan to gradually exit its easy-money policy of the last few years.
LONDON So it’s not just the politicians that are divided over Brexit ... Britain's banking industry will emerge largely unscathed from Brexit and retain its position as one of the world's top two financial centres for the foreseeable future, John McFarlane, Chairman of Barclays, has told Reuters.
LONDON British lawmakers break up for the summer holidays on Tuesday but before they go, parliament's Brexit committee has organised some end of term entertainment – grilling insurers over the progress (sic) of Brexit negotiations.
LONDON The summer holidays can't come soon enough for Theresa May. Members of parliament start a six week holiday from Tuesday, drawing a temporary halt to the bruising battles that have marked Britain's long goodbye to the European Union over the past week.
LONDON This year's near-collapse in U.S. companies' euro and sterling-based borrowing is being linked to Trump administration tax changes that are raising the appeal of bringing home cash held offshore to invest instead of tapping bond markets.
LONDON Theresa May heads for Northern Ireland on Friday at the end of a tumultuous week for her Brexit plans. The province has particular significance for May: she relies on its Democratic Unionist Party to stay in office and customs relations with Ireland are a key stumbling block to her Brexit plans.
LONDON Britain's new minister for leaving the European Union, Dominic Raab, holds his first negotiations with Michel Barnier, the EU's pointman on Brexit later on Thursday.