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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

11 Oct 2017

Global central banks can copy Canada as bubbles inflate

TORONTO Global central banks, which fret about high asset prices, could take a page from the Bank of Canada which is helping cool an overheated housing market by raising interest rates even as inflation undershoots its 2 percent target.

03 Oct 2017

Walt Disney makes Maple bond debut with C$1.25 billion deal

TORONTO Walt Disney Co sold C$1.25 billion of seven-year senior unsecured Maple notes on Tuesday, the company's first issue in the Canadian-dollar denominated Maple bond market, which has seen a number of high profile deals in recent months.

03 Oct 2017

Canada debt issues set record, helped by maple bonds; M&A drops

TORONTO Canadian debt issuance climbed 12 percent to a record in the first nine months of 2017, helped by deals from Canada Housing Trust and a major maple bond from Apple Inc , bucking a weak trend in M&A and equity deals as Canadian companies slowed the pace of their outbound dealmaking.

29 Sep 2017

Exporters, traders feel C$ pain as Bank of Canada avoids guidance

OTTAWA/TORONTO The Bank of Canada's journey from dove to hawk and back again this year has sent the currency market on a wild ride and put pressure on the central bank to provide better direction, despite eschewing its forward guidance policy years ago.

25 Sep 2017

Bombardier slides on likely Siemens-Alstom deal; awaits Boeing ruling

TORONTO Bombardier Inc shares extended their recent losses to hit a four-month low on Monday following a report that the train and plane maker likely will lose out to Alstom SA in a rail deal with Siemens AG .

22 Sep 2017

Bank of Canada walks fine line as rate hikes boost loonie

OTTAWA/TORONTO The Bank of Canada is walking a tightrope to its next rate decision, trying to rein in a Canadian dollar that has popped higher in the wake of back-to-back rate hikes - without jawboning the currency too explicitly.

11 Sep 2017

Soaring Canadian dollar set to pull back in coming months: Reuters poll

TORONTO Canada's dollar, which has soared over 12 percent against its U.S. counterpart since May, will give up some of those gains in coming months as the boost from Bank of Canada interest rate hikes begins to fade, a Reuters poll found on Monday.

08 Sep 2017

Canada bond yields rise above U.S. as market buys rosier growth outlook

TORONTO, Sept 8 Canadian bond yields are exceeding their U.S. counterparts for the first time in about three years, as investors brace for further Bank of Canada interest rate increases while dialing back expectations for the Federal Reserve.

06 Sep 2017

Canadian currency and bond yields surge, stocks fall after rate hike

TORONTO Canada's currency surged to its strongest level in two years, short-term bond yields hit a five-year high and the country's main stock index slipped on Wednesday after the Bank of Canada surprised many by raising interest rates.

15 Aug 2017

Apple sets record with C$2.5 billion Maple bond market issue

TORONTO Apple Inc priced its C$2.5 billion ($1.96 billion) in seven-year bonds in a Canadian-dollar-denominated issue, one of the joint book-running managers said on Tuesday, setting a record amount for an issuer in the Maple bond market.

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