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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

19 Mar 2018

Asian bond investors return to European shores as U.S. loses lustre

LONDON Asian investors are returning to the European government bond market in numbers not seen in years, as a strengthening economy, positive yields and the increasing cost of dollar investments conspire to make Europe an attractive destination again.

16 Mar 2018

Euro zone bond yields fall as markets heed ECB's inflation message

LONDON Southern Europe led a fall in euro zone bond yields on Friday after another European Central Bank policymaker warned that inflation in the bloc remained sluggish, a potential hurdle to the withdrawal of monetary stimulus.

16 Mar 2018

INTERVIEW-PIMCO's Andrew Balls says Italy is a long-term challenge in Europe

LONDON, March 16 Italy remains a long-term challenge as the euro zone moves out of the stimulus era because of its high public debt levels, PIMCO's chief investment officer Andrew Balls told Reuters in an interview.

15 Mar 2018

JPMorgan to launch umbrella bond index covering all sectors

LONDON JPMorgan will launch a new overall bond index on Thursday that will unify all of the bank's flagship bond indexes that cater to specific areas such as government bonds and emerging markets, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

14 Mar 2018

A shadow of former self, RBS investment bank starts comeback

LONDON After a decade of deep cuts to rein in a division that nearly bankrupted its parent, Royal Bank of Scotland's investment bank is attracting new business once again, according to executives and a review of industry data.

13 Mar 2018

Tillerson ouster gives fresh boost to safe-haven euro zone bonds

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, injecting a fresh dose of volatility into world markets.

09 Mar 2018

Euro zone bonds selloff, stocks rally after US payrolls data

LONDON Euro zone government bond markets sold off but stock markets in the bloc rallied on Friday after a stronger-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls report.

07 Mar 2018

Pre-ECB euro zone yields dip on U.S. tariffs threat

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields fell on Wednesday on concerns that planned U.S. import tariffs including on goods from Europe could impede the European Central Bank's plan to withdraw post-crisis monetary stimulus.

05 Mar 2018

Italian bond yields jump after eurosceptic parties surge in election

LONDON Investors dumped Italian government bonds on Monday and rushed to buy high-grade equivalents such as Bunds, after a surge in support for anti-establishment parties in the country's election.

28 Feb 2018

Costly dollar hedges tarnish U.S. bonds for overseas investors

LONDON Yields on U.S. government debt are at their highest in over four years, and yet they are failing to attract many European investors due to the uncertain outlook for the dollar and the prohibitive cost of hedging their currency risks.

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