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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

20 Sep 2017

Commentary: Does BoE's hawkish lurch nod to "sterling crisis"?

LONDON As the Bank of England sends its strongest signal to date that the first interest rate hike in a decade is approaching, could Britain be heading towards its first sterling crisis in a quarter of a century?

14 Sep 2017

Commentary: Will markets call the Bank of England's bluff again?

LONDON In the decade since the collapse of Northern Rock crystallized the UK banking crisis, nobody would have made a single penny betting on the Bank of England raising interest rates.

14 Sep 2017

Commentary: Rising pound good news for Bank of England, not so much for UK stocks

LONDON Sterling's bounce back to a one-year high against the dollar this week may be welcome news for the Bank of England, but not for UK stock market investors.

12 Sep 2017

Commentary: Hedge funds bet their bottom dollar ... on the euro

LONDON Only twice before since the launch of the euro has the tide of fast money lifting the single currency and submerging the dollar been this strong.

11 Sep 2017

Commentary: No light on horizon to lift banks' bond trading gloom

LONDON The good news for the world's top banks is that a dismal second quarter of bond trading is behind them. The bad news is that there is no pickup in sight.

01 Sep 2017

Commentary: Euro-sterling parity? Not if the ECB and BoE can help it

LONDON As parity between the euro and sterling inches closer, the European Central Bank and Bank of England face a date with destiny that neither of them wants.

29 Aug 2017

Commentary: Euro casts cloud over ECB, but for once the uncertainty is welcome

LONDON The euro powered above $1.20 for the first time in over two years on Tuesday, sowing doubts over how the European Central Bank might respond at a policy meeting next week. But for once, investors in almost all markets will welcome the increased uncertainty.

18 Aug 2017

Commentary: Stock holdings shine light on investors' risk-averse psychology

LONDON As Wall Street and world stocks chalk up record high after record high, anxiety about a steep correction is mounting.

15 Aug 2017

Commentary: As Jackson Hole looms, central banks addicted to open mouth operations

LONDON It is perhaps fitting that the biggest annual gathering of central banking's great and good takes place at a fishing retreat: financial markets are angling for the slightest hint on where monetary policy is headed.

09 Aug 2017

Commentary: A decade on, ECB's bold credit crunch fix looks quaint

LONDON Ten years ago to the day, the European Central Bank pumped 95 billion euros into the banking system to prevent it from seizing up, marking the start of the global credit crisis.

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