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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

17 Jan 2018

Italy's election - From obstacle to opportunity for big bond investors

LONDON Barely a year after French and Italian government bonds tanked on fears of a wave of anti-euro sentiment seemingly sweeping through Europe, the world's biggest bond investors are viewing Italy's election with equanimity and even some relish.

15 Jan 2018

Euro zone bond yields pull back from multi-month highs

LONDON Euro zone borrowing costs pulled back from multi-month highs on Monday, after a hefty selloff last week on expectations the European Central Bank might end its massive stimulus program sooner than anticipated.

12 Jan 2018

China may be mulling Treasuries slowdown, but options limited

LONDON/WASHINGTON Chinese officials reviewing the country's vast foreign exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. Treasury bonds amid a less attractive market for them and rising U.S.-China trade tensions, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. | Video

12 Jan 2018

Euro zone investors price in 70 percent chance of ECB rate hike by year-end

LONDON Euro zone money markets now price in a 70 percent chance of a 10 basis point rise in interest rates from the European Central Bank by year-end, as investors ratchet up rate-hike bets in the wake of this week's hawkish central bank minutes.

08 Jan 2018

Bond markets look beyond easy ECB money to first rate rise

LONDON The timing of a European Central Bank rate rise is fast taking over as the main driver of borrowing costs in the euro area as investors begin to sense that the bank's massive stimulus scheme may end sooner rather than later.

02 Jan 2018

New year jitters for bond markets as ECB cuts back stimulus

LONDON Borrowing costs across the euro area shot higher on Tuesday as a cut in monthly ECB asset purchases became a reality, with hawkish comments from a top official and strong data hurting sentiment towards bonds on the first trading day of the year.

18 Dec 2017

Portuguese bond rally dims after Fitch upgrade morning fever pitch

LONDON Portugal's bond yields hit their lowest since early 2015 in early trading before inching up, after an unprecedented two-notch upgrade from Fitch boosted investor optimism.

08 Dec 2017

Brexit progress takes shine off safe-haven euro zone bonds

LONDON Borrowing costs across the euro zone rose on Friday as a breakthrough in divorce talks between Britain and the European Union took the shine off safe-haven bonds.

05 Dec 2017

ECB QE data offers further incentive to snap-up Italian bonds

LONDON The premium investors demand for holding Italian bonds over their German peers fell towards its lowest in more than a year on Tuesday, a day after data showed ECB bond buying continues to favor Italy and France.

04 Dec 2017

Confusion reigns as banks scramble to price FX, bond research under EU markets revamp

LONDON How much are you worth? For the FX and bond analysts covering the world's biggest markets, how much to charge for their time and research remains in question just a month away from sweeping new rules that require fund managers to pay for these services.

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