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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LONDON Economic growth and corporate earnings look solid, unemployment is the lowest in decades and there's no inflation to speak of, so the U.S. economy and world markets can take two or three more U.S. rate hikes in their stride, right?
LONDON Given the disarray the British government finds itself in right now, there's not an insignificant chance of the country enduring another general election next year and left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming an unlikely prime minister.
LONDON In an ironic twist for world markets, the collapse of German government coalition talks has suddenly revived the spectre of European political risk that appeared to have been laid to rest with the election of France's Emmanuel Macron in May.
LONDON As the debate over wealth inequality rages, a paradox is expected to play out over the next five years: the share of people in the lowest strata will decline, while the wealth of the world's richest will grow faster than any other group.
LONDON Germany and Spain have been the drivers of euro zone growth over the last couple of years, but it's France and Italy steering the "Euroboom" into 2018.
LONDON Hedge funds look to be abandoning their bullish bets on 10-year U.S. Treasuries, in the third biggest shift on record away from trades aimed at profiting from falling yields.
LONDON Calling the top in world markets and getting the timing of it right seems like a lottery, but predicting the catalyst for the turnaround may be less random.
LONDON If the Bank of England's first interest rate rise in over a decade was aimed in part at shoring up sterling and its impact on above-target UK inflation, then it has backfired already.
LONDON Investors sold British government bonds at the fastest pace in a year just as interest rates look set to rise for the first time in more than a decade, a combination that could add billions to the country's debt servicing costs in the next few years.
LONDON The big five U.S. banks have published their third quarter earnings and -- as expected -- all reported a double-digit slump in bond trading.