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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

12 Jul 2018

Euro zone bond yields fall after dovish ECB minutes, German curve flattens

LONDON Government bond yields across the euro area fell on Thursday after minutes from the European Central Bank's last meeting showed the bank will keep rates at record lows for as long as needed, and its rate guidance should be seen as "open-ended."

11 Jul 2018

Euro zone bond yields fall as U.S. raises stakes in China trade row

LONDON Safe-haven bond yields in the euro zone pushed lower on Wednesday as the United States threatened to impose 10 percent tariffs on a list of Chinese imports.

10 Jul 2018

Italy's bond yields pushed up by eurosceptic's remarks

LONDON Italian government bond yields rose on Tuesday, reversing earlier falls after comments on Italy's membership of the single currency by a eurosceptic member of the government.

06 Jul 2018

As U.S. tariffs on China kick in, safe-haven bonds take cue from firmer stocks

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields edged higher on Friday as world stock markets reacted with calm as U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports took effect, reducing the appeal of safe-haven debt in the bloc.

27 Jun 2018

Euro zone bond yields fall as German coalition in crisis

LONDON Germany's government bond yields fell towards recent one-month lows on Wednesday as a row over migration policy in Germany's coalition government rumbled on, raising concerns that the euro zone's biggest economy could be headed for snap elections.

26 Jun 2018

European Q1 government bond trading volume fall led by France, Germany -AFME

LONDON, June 26 Average daily trading volumes in European government bond markets fell almost 18 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, dragged down by sharp declines in German and French markets, trade association AFME said on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2018

'Quitaly' risk premium lingers even as Italy's new government commits to euro

LONDON Italian financial assets still carry a risk premium regardless of the new government's commitment to euro membership, with the coalition's promised spending plans still expected to trigger a clash with European Union authorities later his year.

18 Jun 2018

Euro zone bond markets turn focus to Sintra forum for more ECB rate clues

LONDON Most government bond yields in the euro zone were steady to a touch lower on Monday, capped by the European Central Bank's signaling last week that it will keep interest rates low well beyond the end of its stimulus scheme.

14 Jun 2018

Euro falls 1 percent vs dollar and bond yields tumble on dovish ECB interest rate guidance

LONDON Euro zone bond yields tumbled and the euro headed for its biggest daily loss versus the dollar in eight months on Thursday after the European Central Bank indicated it would not be raising interest rates through the summer of 2019.

14 Jun 2018

Time to taper? Euro zone bond markets brace for ECB shift

LONDON Government bond yields in the euro area edged up on Thursday as the European Central Bank prepared to take another step towards ending its unprecedented stimulus scheme this year.

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