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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

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Out of U.S. sanctions, Sudan tries to lure back investors

LONDON Sudan's president is wanted for crimes against humanity, the economy has lost much of its oil output and the government is in arrears with the IMF. And yet Osama Faisal's target of boosting foreign investment tenfold is not quite as daunting as it seems.

10:30am GMT

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging currencies digest central bank decisions

LONDON, Dec 15 Emerging currencies strengthened on Friday but some eyed weekly losses as investors digested a deluge of central bank decisions.

13 Dec 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-U.S. political woes lift emerging stocks, FX ahead of Fed

LONDON, Dec 13 Emerging stocks and currencies sailed higher on Wednesday ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, lifted by U.S. assets nursing losses after President Donald Trump's Republicans suffered an election defeat.

24 Nov 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rally for 4th week, S.Africa markets jittery

LONDON, Nov 24 Emerging stocks overcame their China-fuelled jitters on Friday and were set to extended their rally for a fourth straight week, while South African assets weakened amid nervousness over a possible ratings downgrade.

23 Nov 2017

Ratings cut? South Africa's local bonds already trade as junk

LONDON, Nov 23 South Africa's deeper descent into junk-credit territory and ejection from major global debt indexes seem to be accepted as a done deal before they actually happen, bond yields and default insurance costs suggest.

21 Nov 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish selloff bucks mostly firm emerging markets

LONDON, Nov 21 Emerging stocks raced to fresh six-year highs on Tuesday, lifted by stellar gains in Asia but Turkish markets fell heavily, pressured by worsening ties with the United States and fears the central bank would be unable to combat an inflation spike.

17 Nov 2017

Emerging stocks track U.S. gains, India shines

LONDON Earnings-driven gains on Wall Street pushed emerging stock markets higher on Friday, with Indian assets racing ahead following a ratings upgrade.

17 Nov 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks track U.S. gains, India shines

LONDON, Nov 17 Earnings-driven gains on Wall Street pushed emerging stock markets higher on Friday, with Indian assets racing ahead following a ratings upgrade.

16 Nov 2017

UBS Wealth CIO says hard to repeat 2017's double-digit stock gains

LONDON - One of the world's biggest wealth managers predicted on Thursday that global equities would extend their rally into 2018 thanks to solid earnings prospects in the tech sector, dismissing talk that equity markets had hit bubble territory.

16 Nov 2017

Would-be Zimbabwe investors beware: post-Mugabe era may be no better

LONDON International investors hoping to bet on economic revival in Zimbabwe if the era long-term ruler Robert Mugabe is over face two obstacles: it's difficult to put money into the country's markets and almost impossible to get it back out.

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