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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

23 May 2017

PIMCO cuts Greek government debt, unlikely to buy any new bond, official says

LONDON One of the world's biggest bond investors, PIMCO, has been cutting its Greek government debt holdings and is unlikely to be interested in any new bond issue from the country, the firm's head of portfolio management in Germany said on Tuesday.

13 May 2017

Portugal debt agency official says worried about liquidity, QE exit

DUBLIN A senior official at the Portuguese debt agency said on Saturday he was worried about liquidity in the country's bond markets and how the European Central Bank will withdraw its asset-purchase stimulus scheme.

12 May 2017

Greece can return to markets 'much before' mid-2018 - ESM's Frankel

DUBLIN Greece can return to financial markets "much before" the end of its current aid programme in the middle of next year, the deputy managing director of the euro zone's bailout fund said on Friday.

12 May 2017

Risks to euro zone economy still not balanced: ECB's Lane

DUBLIN Risks to the euro zone economy are still not balanced and the European Central Bank needs to see evidence that wage pressures are feeding into inflation before it shifts its policy stance, governing council member Philip Lane said on Friday.

11 May 2017

Irish debt agency 'not prisoners' to 2017 funding range

DUBLIN Ireland's debt agency are "not prisoners" to plans to issue 9 to 13 billion euros (£7.6 billion to £11 billion) of debt this year with its minimum funding needs set to be met next month but a second syndicated sale in 2017 is unlikely, its head of funding said on Thursday.

08 May 2017

Macron win could revive joint euro bond plan, scheme's architect says

LONDON Emmanuel Macron's victory in France's presidential election is the biggest step yet in pursuit of pushing the idea of joint euro zone bonds past robust German opposition, the author of one of the first proposals for such a scheme told Reuters.

11 Apr 2017

Le Pen no longer markets' only French election worry as Melenchon surges

LONDON Investors who worry that the French election could see the far-right Marine Le Pen reach the second round are bracing for another risk - that the far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon could make it too, perhaps even against her.

07 Apr 2017

Sterling set for first weekly fall in four as data disappoints

LONDON Sterling faced its first week of falls in four on Friday as data showed an unexpected slide in British industrial output, clouding the outlook for the UK's economy as it prepares to leave the European Union.

07 Apr 2017

Independence clause in Scottish city's debt deal signals investor nerves

ABERDEEN, Scotland A promise in a bond issued by Aberdeen city stipulating that investors can demand their money back early if the country leaves Britain is the starkest sign yet of investor nervousness over the prospect of Scottish secession.

07 Apr 2017

Sterling set for first fall in four weeks, eyes on output data

LONDON Sterling was set for its first week of falls in four on Friday as investors awaited data crucial to Britain's growth outlook as it begins the process of leaving the European Union.

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