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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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22 Nov 2017

UK sees weak growth, more borrowing, but Hammond says will spend

LONDON Brexit-bound Britain slashed its economic growth forecasts and ramped up its borrowing plans going into the 2020s, but Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a number of spending steps aimed at winning back voters. | Video

22 Nov 2017

UK debt agency sees little rise in yields despite rising issuance

LONDON British government bond yields do not look poised for a big increase, despite the higher public borrowing entailed by finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement earlier on Wednesday, the UK Debt Management Office said.

21 Nov 2017

Bank of England rate-setters differ over chance of wage pick-up

LONDON Bank of England rate-setters spelled out their differences on Tuesday over the central bank's first interest rate hike in a decade, as they focused on how to determine when low unemployment was about to push up inflation.

21 Nov 2017

UK bond dealers see small cut in 2017/18 borrowing, darker outlook ahead - Reuters poll

LONDON British government bond dealers expect little change to the country's gilt issuance plans this year or next after finance minister Philip Hammond sets out his budget plans on Wednesday, despite lower-than-expected public borrowing so far this year.

16 Nov 2017

Britain's shoppers rein in spending, first yearly decline since 2013

LONDON British retail sales recorded their first year-on-year decline since 2013 last month as consumers struggled with fast-rising prices and stagnant wages. | Video

14 Nov 2017

Bank of England's Cunliffe wants to see wage growth before backing rate hike

LONDON Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe - one of the two policymakers who opposed this month's rise in interest rates - said on Tuesday he preferred to wait for clearer signs that wage growth is picking up before he backs higher rates.

14 Nov 2017

Steady UK inflation leaves question mark over BoE rate action

LONDON British inflation unexpectedly held steady in October, wrong-footing the Bank of England and raising fresh questions about how fast the central bank will follow up on this month's interest rate hike. | Video

03 Nov 2017

UK economy peps up, bolstering BoE rate hike call - PMI

LONDON Britain's economy appears to be picking up speed, according to a survey on Friday that will reassure the Bank of England a day after it raised interest rates for the first time a decade. | Video

03 Nov 2017

Bank of England takes slow lane after first rate hike since 2007

LONDON The Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday but said it expected only "very gradual" further increases as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, sending sterling down sharply. | Video

02 Nov 2017

Bank of England set to raise rates for first time since 2007

LONDON The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday, despite economic growth appearing weaker than before any other increase in borrowing costs in the past two decades.

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