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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

17 Nov 2017

EU watchdog tightens grip over use of foreign credit ratings

LONDON The European Union's markets watchdog has tightened its grip over the use of credit ratings compiled outside the bloc in a taste of what the "Big Three" ratings agencies in London face after Brexit.

16 Nov 2017

Europe's longest stocks sell-off of the year abates

LONDON Investors tentatively returned to world stock markets on Thursday, looking for bargains after Europe's longest losing streak of the year and the worst run since March for the top global indices.

15 Nov 2017

Fed's Evans will go into December meeting with open mind

LONDON Federal Reserve policymaker Charles Evans said he will go with an open mind into next month's policy meeting, at which the U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for a third time this year.

15 Nov 2017

World has racked up 7,000 protectionist measures since crisis: study

LONDON The world's top 60 economies have adopted more than 7,000 protectionist trade measures on a net basis since the financial crisis and tariffs are now worth more than $400 billion, a study of global data showed on Wednesday.

14 Nov 2017

Europe needs fresh push at overhauling banking sector - IMF

LONDON The International Monetary Fund urged Europe to make a fresh push at strengthening its banking sector on Tuesday, calling for weak institutions to be closed, bigger financial safety buffers and a revival of cross-border M&A.

13 Nov 2017

IMF says Europe's growth more durable, warns of 'disruptive' Brexit threat

LONDON Europe's economy is now hitting its stride, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, but a disruptive Brexit could result in "appreciably" lower growth for both Britain and the euro zone.

09 Nov 2017

Stumbling stocks dent hopes of longest winning run in 14 years

LONDON Another impressive record for world stocks was hanging in the balance on Thursday, as a late blow-out in Japan and falls in Europe and U.S. futures threatened to spoil the longest winning streak for MSCI's global index since 2003.

09 Nov 2017

Fund giant Templeton warns Libor doubts creating 'alarming' practices

LONDON Uncertainty over the future of the Libor global interest rate benchmark is seeing some debt sellers make "alarming" changes to their financial contracts, Franklin Templeton, one of the world's largest asset managers has said.

07 Nov 2017

EBRD lifts growth forecasts for eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia

LONDON The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development sharply raised growth forecasts on Tuesday for the 37 countries in which it operates, saying improving exports, a revival in investment and firmer commodity prices were supporting a broad upswing.

06 Nov 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Saudi stocks hit by political purge, Gulf feels the chill

LONDON, Nov 6 Saudi Arabia's stock market fell over 1.5 percent on Monday as a purge by its Crown Prince on fellow royals, ministers and businessmen appeared to be widening, though it was offset by gains elsewhere including a record high for South Africa.

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