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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

13 Oct 2017

German bond yields hit near 3-week low as ECB signals 'lower for longer' stance

LONDON German bond yields fell to their lowest level in almost three weeks on Friday after a Reuters report that European Central Bank policymakers had broadly agreed to extend their bond-buying scheme into next year while scaling it back.

11 Oct 2017

Spanish bonds and stocks rise as Catalonia split fears recede

LONDON Spain's stocks and government bonds were in demand on Wednesday after Catalonia's leader stopped short of making a formal declaration of independence, taking the edge off a political crisis in the euro zone's fourth biggest economy. | Video

09 Oct 2017

French bankers weighing Brexit face Paris pressure to come home

LONDON/PARIS While most London-based bankers are brushing up on their German to prepare for a move to Frankfurt post-Brexit, senior staff at French investment banks expect to say "Oui" to government pressure to bring jobs home to Paris.

06 Oct 2017

Spain's apology to Catalonia soothes financial market jitters

LONDON An apology from Spain for a violent police crackdown on Catalonia's independence referendum settled a sell-off in Spanish financial assets on Friday, although global bond yields were broadly higher after a mixed U.S. jobs report.

04 Oct 2017

From Trumpflation to Deutsche-boom? Schaeuble exit raises market hopes

LONDON Investors are on standby for Europe's own version of the Trumpflation trade in case Wolfgang Schaeuble's successor at the German finance ministry directs the country's massive surpluses towards tax cuts and spending.

29 Sep 2017

Inflation miss kicks euro zone bond sell-off into reverse

LONDON Investors headed back into euro zone bonds on Friday after data showed inflation in the currency bloc was lower than expected in September.

29 Sep 2017

Graphic - Catalan bonds and stocks slump on referendum alarm

LONDON Catalan bonds and stocks were finally showing signs of selling pressure as the region prepared to hold an independence referendum and Madrid said it would prevent it going ahead.

25 Sep 2017

Credit Agricole to move European govt bonds trading to Paris this month

LONDON Credit Agricole is to move its European government bonds trading platform from London to Paris in September 2017, a spokeswoman for the bank told Reuters.

21 Sep 2017

Euro zone yields hit highest in weeks after Fed signals rate hike

LONDON German bond yields hit their highest since early August on Thursday after policymakers in the United States signaled they expect to raise interest rates one more time this year and begin the "Great Unwinding" of a decade of aggressive stimulus.

20 Sep 2017

For next ECB taper clues, euro zone bond markets look to the Fed

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields nudged down on Wednesday as investors awaited the conclusion of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for clues on whether another interest rate rise is likely this year.

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