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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.

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14 Dec 2017

Euro zone bond yields may be in for New Year shock as ECB cuts buying

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields are close to multi-month lows just as the European Central Bank is on the verge of cutting its bond-buying scheme by half, leaving some investors worried that a sharp correction may be due in 2018.

12 Dec 2017

GRAPHIC-Low-ranking bank debt soars as memories of 2008 crisis fade

LONDON, Dec 12 Debt issued by banks that are first in the line of fire in the event of a default have outperformed all other forms of European debt this year.

08 Dec 2017

Sterling hits six-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

LONDON A breakthrough in Brexit negotiations pushed sterling to a six-month high against the euro on Friday and added momentum to an upswing in world stocks underpinned by strong economic news from China and Japan.

07 Dec 2017

Barclays loses top spot in European government bond syndications

LONDON/PARIS British bank Barclays has slid down the rankings in arranging European government bond sales as new regulations and Brexit uncertainty cause upheaval in the sector.

04 Dec 2017

Confusion reigns as banks scramble to price FX, bond research under EU markets revamp

LONDON How much are you worth? For the FX and bond analysts covering the world's biggest markets, how much to charge for their time and research remains in question just a month away from sweeping new rules that require fund managers to pay for these services.

01 Dec 2017

Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hours

LONDON Bitcoin slid to as low as $9,000 in volatile trade on Thursday, having lost more than a fifth of its value since hitting an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday.. | Video

24 Nov 2017

ECB bond purchase debate pulls euro zone yields off lows

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields rose further off recent lows on Friday after a detailed account of the European Central Bank's October meeting showed that ratesetters were divided on when exactly it should end bond purchases.

22 Nov 2017

British government set to sell securities backed by student loans

LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - The British government has begun a much-delayed sale of asset-backed securities backed by student loans, in what it expects to be the first of a series of sales that could bring in 12 billion pounds for the finance ministry.

20 Nov 2017

European markets jarred by German coalition collapse

LONDON European stocks slipped and safe haven government bonds were in demand early on Monday as the collapse of coalition talks in Germany served as a reminder of political risk that still runs as an undercurrent in Europe.

08 Nov 2017

'Storm in a tea cup' - Catalonia is no repeat of euro crisis

LONDON Even though Catalonia's bid for independence may be Spain's worst political crisis in decades, it has been no Grexit, Brexit or even Frexit for foreign investors.

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