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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 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-U.S. tax plans cast shadow over emerging FX, stocks gain

LONDON, Oct 20 Progress in U.S. tax reform plans lifted emerging stocks on Friday, but a stronger dollar and higher U.S. Treasury yields scuppered currencies, which looked set for daily and weekly losses.

18 Oct 2017

Kenya faces high political uncertainty but institutions stronger - CenBank Gov

LONDON Political uncertainty is high in Kenya following the annulment of the August presidential elections, but political and judicial institutions have emerged stronger in the process, the country's central bank governor said on Wednesday.

16 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-China outlook helps emerging stocks scale fresh 6-yr high

LONDON, Oct 16 Emerging stocks sailed to a fresh 6-year high on Monday but currencies cooled off after their recent rally as investors re-assessed the outlook for growth and inflation in China.

13 Oct 2017

Kenya's Odinga says October poll would be illegal

LONDON Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Friday his withdrawal from a presidential election rerun scheduled for Oct. 26 meant the poll had been "cancelled" and there should be fresh nominations for a new vote.

12 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks at new 6-yr high, currencies firm on Fed doubts

LONDON, Oct 12 A retreating dollar, solid commodity prices and new record highs for world stocks helped extend the rally in emerging markets on Thursday, with stocks at new six-year highs and currencies firming almost across the board

11 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hit 6-yr high fuelled by dollar, growth

LONDON, Oct 11 Emerging market stocks sailed to fresh six-year highs on Wednesday, buoyed by optimism over global growth and company earnings.

09 Oct 2017

Nigerian VP Osinbajo says running for presidency not 'on the cards'

LONDON Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has served as acting president for much of this year, said on Monday he had not given any thought to contesting the country's next presidential election in 2019.

06 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar gains hound EM currencies, Turkey's lira hits 12-week low

LONDON, Oct 6 Emerging stocks headed on Friday for their best week since August thanks to stellar gains in Asia, while currencies suffered at the hands of a buoyant dollar, with Turkey's lira touching a 12-week low.

05 Oct 2017

Frontier market dollar-debt premiums at tightest in decade-JPM data

LONDON, Oct 5 Yield premiums on dollar bonds from smaller and riskier emerging markets over larger developing markets have shrunk to the tightest levels in a decade, said JPMorgan, which runs the most widely used emerging debt indexes.

28 Sep 2017

INTERVIEW-Nigeria to diversify power supply, then focus on repairs

LONDON, Sept 28 Nigeria is focused on diversifying power supply and ensuring its stability before pouring money into a creaking transmission system, a government minister told Reuters.

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