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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

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Bridgewater’s bet against Europe shines light on patchy short-selling rules

LONDON The world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates caused a stir last week when it disclosed it had made $22 billion (15.78 billion pounds) worth of bets against European companies, including giants such as Unilever and Siemens

16 Feb 2018

Dutch high-frequency trader booms after market wobble

LONDON A dramatic spike in volatility may have unnerved investors, but for Dutch market-maker Flow Traders it's come as a welcome relief.

14 Feb 2018

GVC gives away Turkish business to help smooth Ladbrokes takeover

LONDON Online gambling company GVC has given away its Turkey business, hoping the move will help smooth its takeover of Ladbrokes after GVC's lenders baulked at its exposure to a country where internet betting is illegal.

09 Feb 2018

Cardiff University defends joint venture with Apple supplier IQE

LONDON Cardiff University has defended its joint venture with Welsh technology company IQE that has been criticised by two hedge funds with short positions in the company's stock.

09 Feb 2018

Meltdown raises fears of 'financial innovation the planet doesn't really need'

LONDON The global market turmoil of the past week has shone a light on complex trading instruments listed in the United States and Europe - a number of which have been taken off the market - which some investors blame for the scale of the disruption.

08 Feb 2018

Blockchain name-grabbing has echoes of dotcom bubble

LONDON If you want a quick boost to your company's share price, adding "blockchain" to your name will work – at least for a while.

08 Feb 2018

Virtual currencies need firm global regulation: ECB's Mersch

LONDON Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the banks and financial firms that trade them need to be more closely regulated, one of the ECB's top policymakers said on Thursday.

30 Jan 2018

Short sellers target Apple supplier IQE

LONDON, Jan 30 Some of the world’s largest hedge funds have set their sights on Welsh technology company IQE , making a $150 million bet against its shares on speculation rivals could disrupt its market.

26 Jan 2018

Bark worse than bite? Spreadbetter stocks defy regulatory threat

LONDON British online trading platforms signed up record numbers of customers last year, partly on the back of the bitcoin boom, even though regulators issued repeated demands for the industry to do more to warn customers of the risks.

20 Jan 2018

Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on UK outsourcing model

LONDON/BALMEDIE, Scotland In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.

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