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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

22 Sep 2017

Sterling skids as Brexit speech does little to satisfy markets

LONDON Sterling skidded against the dollar and the euro on Friday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to give any concrete details for how Britain might retain preferential access to Europe's single market.

21 Sep 2017

Sterling jumps on expectations for Brexit offer from UK PM

LONDON Sterling firmed against the dollar on Thursday, with traders hopeful that a much-anticipated speech from Prime Minister Theresa May the following day would signal she wants a "soft" exit for Britain from the European Union.

21 Sep 2017

Sterling steadies as traders eye May's Brexit speech

LONDON Sterling was steady on Thursday, having pulled away the previous day from its highest level since last year's Brexit vote result, after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it would hike interest rates again this year, lifting the dollar across the board.

20 Sep 2017

Sterling strengthens as investors bet on November BoE hike

LONDON Sterling strengthened against the dollar on Wednesday, as data showing British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August bolstered expectations the Bank of England will lift rates from record lows before year-end.

19 Sep 2017

Sterling fluctuates on talk that Boris Johnson may quit

LONDON Britain's pound see-sawed on Tuesday, rising on a report that the UK foreign minister Boris Johnson could resign before the weekend if his demands over Brexit were not met before easing back after Johnson denied he would quit.

18 Sep 2017

From grudge to nudge: tech firms help insurers shift gear

LONDON Insurers are counting on real-time technology to help them cut back payouts, from a system warning ships of nearby pirates to an app offering to buy sleepy drivers a coffee on the motorway.

18 Sep 2017

HSBC and Barclays see UK rate hikes this year, others not so sure

LONDON Barclays and HSBC have become the first of Britain's "Big Four" banks to forecast higher UK interest rates over the coming year, following the Bank of England's warning last week that rates were likely to rise "in coming months".

17 Sep 2017

Too soon to determine risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies - BIS

LONDON It is too soon to determine whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, as the risks could not yet be fully assessed and the technology underpinning them is still unproven.

16 Sep 2017

Bitcoin bounces 20 percent after dipping below $3,000

LONDON Bitcoin bounced by more than 20 percent in the space of just four hours on Friday, having skidded below $3,000 earlier as Chinese authorities ordered Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading. | Video

15 Sep 2017

Sterling steadies as investors wait for BoE rate hike clues

LONDON Sterling steadied just above $1.32 on Thursday, having pulled away from a one-year high the previous day, as traders waited for clues from the Bank of England on whether it might soon lift interest rates from record lows. | Video

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