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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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9:29pm BST

Hammond says he's no 'enemy of Brexit', seeks close EU ties

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.

5:54pm BST

BoE chief economist votes for rate rise, boosting chance of Aug move

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

1:59pm BST

UK borrowing falls more than expected, Hammond under pressure to spend

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.

12:04am BST

Bank of England to keep rates steady, markets look for August hint

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.

20 Jun 2018

Hammond to reassure bankers in speech he will protect them in Brexit

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.

20 Jun 2018

UK industrial orders jump in June - CBI

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.

19 Jun 2018

Bank of England to keep rates steady as winter chill slow to lift

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.

13 Jun 2018

Brexit jitters, fund buying help UK gilts to biggest gains in two weeks

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.

13 Jun 2018

Fuel price jump fails to budge UK inflation from one-year low

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

12 Jun 2018

UK workers still await wage bounce despite jobs boom

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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