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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

12:40pm BST

UK factory orders grow at slowest rate in 11 months - CBI

LONDON Growth in British factory orders slowed to its weakest in almost a year this month, a monthly survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed on Monday, though firms were working at their closest to full capacity in 20 years.

1:12am BST

UK households' morale and rate hike expectations rise - IHS Markit

LONDON British households' financial worries have eased to their lowest since June, despite the prospect of higher Bank of England interest rates and a reliance on borrowing to make up for falling employment income, a survey showed on Monday.

20 Oct 2017

Factbox - How is the UK economy doing versus Bank of England expectations?

LONDON The Bank of England has said that the interest rate hike it is likely to make "in the coming months" depends on whether inflation pressures continue to build and the economy moves nearer to growing at full capacity.

19 Oct 2017

UK third-quarter retail sales growth weakest in four years as inflation bites

LONDON British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand remains uncertain as the Bank of England nears its first rate rise in a decade.

17 Oct 2017

New Bank of England deputy says not ready to vote for rate hike

LONDON The Bank of England's new deputy governor distanced himself from the central bank's majority view that interest rates probably need to rise soon, and another newcomer said her support for that position was "very contingent on the data".

17 Oct 2017

No Brexit deal would raise UK household bills by 260 pounds a year - report

LONDON British households would have to pay an average of 260 pounds a year more for food, clothing and transport if their government fails to strike a post-Brexit free trade deal with the European Union, a research paper showed on Tuesday.

13 Oct 2017

No new clues on UK rate rise from Bank of England's Carney

LONDON Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday the central bank expected to raise interest rates in the coming months but he declined to be drawn on whether it would be as soon as next month, or if a series of rises is planned.

13 Oct 2017

Factbox: How is the UK economy doing versus Bank of England expectations?

LONDON The Bank of England has said that the interest rate hike it is likely to make "in the coming months" depends on whether inflation pressures continue to build and the economy moves nearer to growing at full capacity.

11 Oct 2017

Speed up Brexit transition talks or deal will be worthless, says UK's Hammond

LONDON Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Wednesday the value of a transitional Brexit deal would decline rapidly if talks to agree it drag into next year, but said it was too soon to spend money on contingency plans.

11 Oct 2017

Speed up Brexit transition talks or deal will be worthless, says UK's Hammond

LONDON British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday the value of a transitional Brexit deal would decline rapidly if talks to agree it drag into next year, but said it was too soon to spend money on contingency plans.

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