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Tommy Wilkes

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

Feb 20 2018

Sterling strengthens on hopes Britain, EU can agree Brexit deal

LONDON Sterling recovered against the dollar and rose against the euro on Tuesday after a media report said the European Parliament would call for giving Britain "privileged" single market access.

Feb 20 2018

Sterling slips ahead of key wages numbers

LONDON Sterling fell against the dollar on Tuesday as the U.S. currency rebounded from recent lows, while traders said they were looking to crucial British earnings data due later this week that could help cement bets the central bank will hike rates in May.

Feb 19 2018

Dollar bounces after hitting three-year low

LONDON The dollar enjoyed a small rebound on Monday as investors bought back the greenback after its plunge to three-year lows, although analysts said any recovery looked set to be brief with dollar bears still out in force.

Feb 15 2018

Sterling builds on gains as dollar extends sell-off

LONDON Sterling gained for the fourth day on the trot against the dollar on Thursday, briefly touching $1.41 on the back of a broadly weakened U.S. currency, with traders eyeing earnings data next week to give the pound fresh momentum.

Feb 15 2018

Forex trading up sharply in 2018 as volatility returns

LONDON Foreign exchange trading volumes have risen sharply since the start of this year, new data showed on Thursday, as investors ramped up bets on a weaker dollar and uncertainty about the end of the era of cheap money stoked volatility.

Feb 13 2018

Yen hits five-month high as dollar extends fall

LONDON The Japanese yen rose to a five-month high on Tuesday on the back of broad-based selling of the dollar and speculation the Bank of Japan could be close to dialling back record levels of monetary stimulus.

Feb 12 2018

Euro gains as equity bounce leaves dollar on the defensive

LONDON The euro edged higher on Monday and the dollar fell back, as a strong start to the week for equity markets ended a rally for the greenback.

Feb 12 2018

Sterling struggles near three-week low on transition uncertainty

LONDON Sterling slipped back towards a three-week low against the dollar on Monday, weighed down by uncertainty among investors over whether Britain would succeed in securing a post-Brexit transition period.

Feb 09 2018

Sterling slides after EU's Barnier warns on Brexit transition

LONDON Sterling erased recent gains and slid against the dollar and the euro on Friday after the European Union's Brexit negotiator warned Britain that a post-Brexit transition deal was "not a given".

Feb 09 2018

Swiss franc predicted to fall despite recent rally

LONDON Banks are touting a short position against the Swiss franc as a top bet in 2018 because Switzerland's central bank is likely to lag its euro zone counterpart in tightening monetary policy and probably won't tolerate the currency's gaining much further.


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