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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LONDON Britain's Treasury is not trying to undermine Brexit but is instead focused on boosting prosperity by promoting continued close ties with the European Union after the country leaves, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Thursday.
LONDON The Bank of England bolstered expectations that at its next meeting it will raise rates for only the second time in a decade, after its chief economist unexpectedly joined the minority of policymakers voting for a hike on Thursday. | Video
LONDON Britain's government borrowed less than expected last month, according to official data on Thursday that may cheer Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond but also increase pressure on him to spend more after years of deficit reduction.
LONDON The Bank of England may lay some groundwork on Thursday for an August interest rate rise, if it judges the economy is now turning a corner after an unusually weak start to the year.
LONDON The Chancellor will try to reassure bankers on Thursday that he will protect their interests as London leaves the EU, with a major speech emphasising open trade and financial services industry relationships both with Europe and beyond.
LONDON British manufacturers reported a surge in orders this month after a largely sluggish start to 2018, and inflation pressures eased, industry data showed on Wednesday, potentially easing Bank of England concerns about an economic slowdown.
LONDON The Bank of England will be looking to see if Britain's economy has recovered from a severe winter chill as it weighs the prospects for a future interest rate rise this week.
LONDON British government bonds recorded their biggest daily gains in more than two weeks on Wednesday, with demand bolstered by Brexit uncertainty, soft inflation data and relatively cheap prices that attracted pension funds.
LONDON British inflation held at a one-year low in May despite a jump in fuel prices, leaving the chances of a Bank of England interest rate hike over the coming months finely balanced. | Video
LONDON British wage growth remains sluggish despite another surge in job creation, official data showed on Tuesday, leaving the Bank of England still waiting for a clear sign that the economy is ready for higher interest rates.
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