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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

Blacklisted by Brazil, Dublin funds find new ways to invest

LONDON Brazil has provided investors with some of the best returns in the world this year but investment funds based in Ireland have been forced to adopt new strategies to get their money's worth.

13 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Rand jumps on Zuma court ruling; MSCI index at 6-year high

LONDON, Oct 13 The South African rand jumped to two-week highs on Friday after a court ruling that upheld reinstating corruption charges against unpopular President Jacob Zuma, while the rally on broader emerging markets continued.

11 Oct 2017

With high inflation, Turkish lira lacks yield buffer

LONDON Recent declines in inflation are providing emerging markets with a substantial yield buffer against volatility caused by domestic politics or rising yields in the West. The one major exception is Turkey.

10 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Turkey off lows as emerging markets bounce

LONDON, Oct 10 A dollar retreat allowed emerging stocks to bounce 0.7 percent on Tuesday to again stand a whisker off three-year highs, while Turkish markets too tried to claw back some losses, with the lira firming 0.25 percent.

09 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish selloff leads broader emerging market weakness

LONDON, Oct 9 Turkish stocks and bonds fell on Monday and the lira tumbled 2.5 percent after a visa spat erupted with the United States, while broader emerging assets too felt the heat from Treasury yields near five-month highs.

05 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Rand leads emerging market currencies lower

LONDON, Oct 5 Emerging currencies broadly weakened on Thursday, with South Africa's rand down 0.3 percent against a marginally firmer dollar, after a stark warning from the central bank over the government's failure to tackle corruption.

03 Oct 2017

Dollar U-turn could call time on 2017's emerging market boom

LONDONDeveloping countries have been on a borrowing binge this year with nine months of bumper investment inflows and record bond sales, but a sharp U.S. dollar bounce into year-end could end the party early.

29 Sep 2017

Equity bulls hold strong in Europe but favor U.S. stocks: Reuters poll

LONDON European fund managers upped their equity holdings to three-month highs in September, favoring the United States where renewed optimism over tax reform is giving fresh impetus to the stock market rally.

27 Sep 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Rising dollar pounds emerging markets, Turkish assets fragile

LONDON, Sept 27 Emerging market equities traded near three-week lows on Wednesday, pounded by the rising dollar and higher U.S. yields, while Turkey's lira fell a mid-July low on fears of fallout from neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan's independence vote.

20 Sep 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Russian bank bailout talk hits Moscow financial shares, elsewhere flat pre-Fed

LONDON, Sept 20 Russia's bank and financial shares index fell on Wednesday after a lender asked authorities for a bailout, while other emerging assets flatlined, awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

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