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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

18 Jul 2018

ECB bets, growth worries boost long-dated German debt

LONDON The premium investors demand to hold long-dated German bonds over the country's benchmark 10-year debt was at its lowest level in over five weeks, pushed down by bets on ECB action and concerns over long-term economic growth in Europe and beyond.

17 Jul 2018

Italy shock shows sovereign CDS still active - flaws and all

LONDON Italy's recent bond shock showed that the financial derivatives market designed to insure against sovereign defaults hasn't been killed off by doubts about whether those contracts would pay out when the time came.

13 Jul 2018

German, Belgian and French bond yields hit fresh lows as safety bid expands

LONDON German government bond yields fell to six-week lows while Belgian and French borrowing costs hit their lowest levels since at least early January as investors sought safe assets in the face of economic and global trade concerns.

09 Jul 2018

Euro members consider more super-long borrowing as ECB mulls bond 'twist'

LONDON Belgium hopes to sell bonds with super long maturities soon, while bankers say several other euro zone governments and state-linked bodies may follow suit as the European Central Bank mulls pushing long term borrowing rates even lower.

04 Jul 2018

Dwindling bond liquidity means Italy shock may be just a warning tremor

LONDONItaly's recent bond market shock and pricing lurch was at least partly a function of years of attrition in global bond trading -- and it may be a precursor to bigger debt market bust-ups, according to investors.

03 Jul 2018

Dwindling bond liquidity means Italy shock may be just a warning tremor

LONDON Italy's recent bond market shock and pricing lurch was at least partly a function of years of attrition in global bond trading -- and it may be a precursor to bigger debt market bust-ups, according to investors.

26 Jun 2018

Spain bond sale tests euro zone resistance to political risk

LONDON Southern European bond yields rose on Tuesday as Spain prepared to sell 7 billion euros of 10-year debt in a test case of the market's ability to withstand political uncertainty in the European Union.

20 Jun 2018

Brexit impact on primary dealers a major concern - Irish, Finnish debt agencies

LONDON Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and its impact on primary dealers in government bond markets is a big concern for euro zone governments, officials from the Irish and Finnish debt management agencies said on Wednesday.

15 Jun 2018

BlackRock ETF gives Turkish equities biggest boost in 7 years

LONDON Turkish equities recorded their biggest inflows in seven years over the past week, according to data from EPFR, with most of the inflows attributable to a BlackRock exchange-traded fund (ETF).

13 Jun 2018

Italian bond market cheers as Savona calls euro 'indispensable'

LONDON Italy's borrowing costs dropped sharply on Wednesday after its new European Union Affairs Minister Paolo Savona said the euro was "indispensable", helping to bolster demand at a government bond auction.

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