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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

Jul 19 2018

Emerging market volatility fuelling currency trading boom

LONDON Emerging market foreign exchange trading is growing at a double-digit clip this year, as economic and political worries stoke volatility and sell-offs in currencies such as the Chinese yuan, Turkish lira and Mexican peso, industry data shows.

Jul 18 2018

Sterling skids to $1.30 as inflation, Brexit cast doubt on August rate rise

LONDON Sterling tumbled to 10-month lows against the dollar on Wednesday after data showed British inflation failed to rise as expected and Brexit-linked political turmoil pummelled the currency towards the $1.30 mark.

Jul 16 2018

Global Markets: Stocks rise as earning expectations beat China growth fears

LONDON European stock markets inched higher on Monday as expectations for a flurry of bumper corporate earnings and merger speculation outweighed fears about the escalating trade conflict between Beijing and Washington.

Jul 10 2018

Sterling rebound fizzles but markets think PM May will fight on

LONDON Sterling clawed back some of its recent losses on Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May sought to shore up her authority after two ministers quit over her hard-fought Brexit blueprint.

Jul 09 2018

Sterling slides as foreign minister's resignation heaps pressure on May

LONDON Sterling slid on Monday after the resignation of the British foreign minister heaped pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May, but its losses were expected to be contained unless a full-blown leadership challenge materialised. | Video

Jul 04 2018

Euro slips, yuan rebounds as trade worries curb currency moves

LONDON The euro fell on Wednesday as weaker confidence in the euro zone overshadowed better-than-expected data on business activity, while concern about Washington's end-of-week deadline to impose tariffs on Chinese imports crimped trading.

Jul 04 2018

Dwindling bond liquidity means Italy shock may be just a warning tremor

LONDONItaly's recent bond market shock and pricing lurch was at least partly a function of years of attrition in global bond trading -- and it may be a precursor to bigger debt market bust-ups, according to investors.

Jul 03 2018

Dwindling bond liquidity means Italy shock may be just a warning tremor

LONDON Italy's recent bond market shock and pricing lurch was at least partly a function of years of attrition in global bond trading -- and it may be a precursor to bigger debt market bust-ups, according to investors.

Jun 29 2018

Sterling rallies on UK GDP revision, Brexit hopes

LONDON The pound rallied on Friday to a two-day high after a better-than-expected revision to Britain's first-quarter economic growth raised hopes of monetary policy tightening in the coming months.

Jun 28 2018

Sterling falls to eight-month low as Brexit pressures grow

LONDON The pound fell to its lowest since early November on Thursday as investors fretted that a European Union summit would underline how there has been no meaningful progress for months in negotiations on a Brexit deal.

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