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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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25 May 2018

Spanish, Italian politics rattle bond and stock markets

LONDON Borrowing costs in southern Europe shot up on Friday and stock markets in Milan and Madrid fell as threatened no-confidence motions against Spain's prime minister exacerbated a sell-off provoked by growing political risk in Italy.

25 May 2018

Spanish, Italian politics jolt euro zone stock markets as peripheral banks tumble

MILAN/LONDON Euro zone shares hit a roadbump on Friday as heightened risk of a snap election in Spain piled new political anxiety on investors already shaken by the new Italian government's plans to ramp up fiscal spending.

25 May 2018

Spanish, Italian politics rattle bond and stock markets

LONDON Borrowing costs in southern Europe shot up on Friday and stock markets in Milan and Madrid fell as threatened no-confidence motions against Spain's prime minister exacerbated a sell-off provoked by growing political risk in Italy.

24 May 2018

North Korea setback, sterling weigh on FTSE but mid-caps shine

LONDON President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un weighed on British shares in afternoon trading, while gains in sterling prompted by better retail sales data also bruised the internationally-exposed FTSE 100.

23 May 2018

Trade tremors, commodities dent European shares amid Italian government uncertainty

MILAN/LONDON European shares pulled back on Wednesday as U.S.-China trade talks stalled and a drop in crude prices slammed the brakes on a stellar run in energy stocks, while uncertainty in Italian politics continued to weigh on banks.

22 May 2018

European shares rise as Italy recovers and China tariff cut boosts autos

LONDON European shares touched their highest level since the start of February on Tuesday as automaker and bank stocks climbed and Italian shares recovered as the anti-establishment coalition's government formation process stalled.

21 May 2018

FTSE hits fresh record high, Ryanair recovers after results

LONDON The FTSE hit another record high on Monday as an easing in U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and a strengthening dollar gave more fuel to the internationally-exposed index.

18 May 2018

Italian markets hammered by fears of government spending binge

LONDON Italy's long-term borrowing costs jumped to more than seven-month highs on Friday while stocks in Milan fell more than one percent after two anti-establishment parties pledged to increase spending in a deal to form a new coalition government. | Video

18 May 2018

Commodities help FTSE seal eight-week winning streak

LONDON Britain's leading stock index posted its eighth straight week of gains despite dipping slightly on Friday as investor enthusiasm waned following the previous day's record close.

17 May 2018

FTSE hits all-time record close, Ocado surges on U.S. deal

LONDON Strong oil prices helped Britain's top share index seal its highest ever closing level on Thursday while online grocery retailer Ocado rocketed up 44 percent after signing a deal with U.S. grocer Kroger.

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