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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

13 Jul 2018

European shares score second week of gains

LONDON European shares rose on Friday, scoring their second week of gains as fears of a full-blown trade war were kept in check and optimism about the next corporate earnings season grew.

12 Jul 2018

Trade war looms over European company earnings

LONDON Investors will be watching Europe's exporters like hawks this earnings season, picking over results for signs that escalating protectionism worldwide has started to dent companies' investment plans and outlook.

11 Jul 2018

FTSE 100 miners, energy stocks slide on new U.S. tariff list

LONDON British shares sold off on Wednesday as the United States threatened to slap 10 percent tariffs on a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating a trade war and sending jitters across global markets.

09 Jul 2018

European shares hit two-week high as growth optimism returns

LONDON A wave of optimism about the resilience of the global economy helped European shares make gains despite the escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute and renewed divisions in the British government around Brexit.

06 Jul 2018

European shares buoyant, shrugging off trade war worries

LONDON European shares climbed on Friday as traders said an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China - with U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports taking effect and China immediately retaliating - was factored in to prices. | Video

05 Jul 2018

Optimism in trade dispute lifts FTSE, AB Foods weighs

LONDON Signs of an easing in the trade dispute between the United States and the European Union helped push Britain's top share index up on Thursday with gains in basic materials and energy stocks, while shares in AB Foods fell after a trading update.

03 Jul 2018

European shares rise after breakthrough in Merkel migration row

LONDON European shares gained on Tuesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives settled a row over migration and eased some anxieties of investors, though worries about trade wars remained. | Video

02 Jul 2018

European shares fall as trade worries and German politics bite

LONDON European shares fell on Monday as worries about U.S. trade policies and concerns about German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government weighed on sentiment.

29 Jun 2018

European stocks shrug off trade worries with quarterly gain

LONDON European shares ended a decent quarter with a bounce on Friday, enjoying a respite from trade war fears after China eased foreign investment limits.

28 Jun 2018

Britain's FTSE dips as trade worries dull risk appetite again

LONDON The UK's top share index fell on Thursday on renewed concerns over global trade but a strong performance of defensive stocks and a weaker pound helped limit its losses.

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