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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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Euro zone bond yields inch down ahead of ECB meeting

LONDON Euro zone government borrowing costs inched down on Thursday, as investors wait to see whether the European Central Bank will offer any clues on the timing and pace of unwinding its ultra-easy monetary stimulus.

23 Apr 2018

Graphic - The long goodbye to easy money: Five questions for the ECB

LONDON The ECB meets on Thursday against a backdrop of concern about a global trade spat and a softening in euro zone economic data that could potentially hamper the central bank's plans to unwind its extraordinary monetary stimulus.

16 Apr 2018

Euro zone bond yields at three-week highs as Syria escalation fears ease

LONDON Borrowing costs in the euro zone rose to three-week highs on Monday as hopes that a U.S.-led strike on Syria would not escalate into a broader conflict supported appetite for risk assets, denting demand for fixed income.

04 Apr 2018

Trade war jitters, subdued inflation lift euro zone bonds

LONDON Euro zone borrowing costs fell on Wednesday, reversing an earlier increase as rising U.S.-China trade tensions lifted demand for safe-haven assets and data showed inflation in the bloc picked up last month but remained subdued.

25 Mar 2018

HINTERGRUND-Italiens Anleihen trotzen nahendem Ende der EZB-Käufe

London/Frankfurt Eigentlich müssten Anleihe-Investoren wegen Italien hypernervös sein.

23 Mar 2018

Rising U.S. bank funding costs: Five pressure points for markets

LONDON A surge in U.S. short-term bank funding costs, traditionally a key gauge of stress, has grabbed the attention of investors who are trying to assess whether it has wider ramifications for international markets.

21 Mar 2018

Teflon Italian bond market puzzles investors as end of ECB stimulus looms

LONDON Italy's borrowing costs continue to slide even though many big investors are singling it out as the euro zone member most vulnerable to a withdrawal of European Central Bank stimulus.

16 Mar 2018

Euro zone bond yields fall as markets heed ECB's inflation message

LONDON Southern Europe led a fall in euro zone bond yields on Friday after another European Central Bank policymaker warned that inflation in the bloc remained sluggish, a potential hurdle to the withdrawal of monetary stimulus.

15 Mar 2018

Euro zone bond yields fall as safe-havens make a comeback

LONDON Many bond yields in the euro zone fell to their lowest level since late January on Thursday, pushed down by political uncertainty, fears about a global trade war and expectations for a slow exit from European Central Bank's stimulus.

13 Mar 2018

Tillerson ouster gives fresh boost to safe-haven euro zone bonds

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, injecting a fresh dose of volatility into world markets.

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