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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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5:11pm GMT

Euro zone shares get PMI boost, Centrica sinks

LONDON The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended flat on Thursday, while euro zone blue chips erased early losses to trade up 0.3 percent after business surveys for the bloc cemented optimism on the economy.

2:45pm GMT

Brexit putting Europe's UK friendship to the test - ECB's Villeroy

LONDON Top European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said Britain's divorce with the European Union was putting strain on its friendship with the bloc, and that deregulation would put global financial systems on course towards another crisis.

22 Nov 2017

FTSE gets sterling boost, land purchase threat dents housebuilders

LONDON Britain's top share index touched a session high as chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget statement on Wednesday, boosted by a dip in sterling as Brexit-bound Britain slashed economic growth forecasts.

21 Nov 2017

Consumer stocks and rosy results boost FTSE as easyJet soars

LONDON A flurry of company updates and strong consumer stocks helped the FTSE 100 climb on Tuesday, with easyJet rising.

21 Nov 2017

Asset managers to slash sell-side research after MiFID II, survey shows

LONDON Asset managers will source significantly less research from banks and brokers after MiFID II is implemented, the CFA Institute, a London-based industry body of investment professionals, found in a survey launched on Monday.

20 Nov 2017

FTSE recoups early losses as cyclicals recover

LONDON Britain's top share index recovered from earlier losses to inch higher at the start of the week as cyclical sectors made a comeback, though the UK market lagged European benchmarks and Shire was a loser among health stocks.

17 Nov 2017

British stocks fall back as Carillion crashes, Sky soars

LONDON British stocks fell back into the red on Friday, ending a short-lived recovery, as takeover interest boosted Sky and construction firm Carillion plummeted after warning it would breach debt covenants.

16 Nov 2017

Recovery rally for European stocks leaves oil sector behind

LONDON European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclical sectors which had driven a market-wide sell-off made a comeback, though oil was a weak spot.

16 Nov 2017

FTSE rebounds as earnings in focus, GKN tumbles

MILAN The UK's top share index shrugged off weakness from oil stocks on Thursday as a handful of earnings updates were in focus, though GKN plunged on uncertainty following the ditching of its CEO designate.

15 Nov 2017

European shares hit 8-week lows as commodity weakness weighs

MILAN/LONDON A fall in commodity stocks and sustained profit-taking sent European shares to an eight-week low and their seventh straight session of losses on Wednesday, but Airbus rallied after winning a record plane deal.

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