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 Dollars are going home. In low-tax jurisdictions from Ireland to the Bahamas, the stock of Treasury bond holdings is down $22 billion (£17.32 billion) this year in a sign U.S. companies are repatriating cash held offshore after changes to how foreign earnings are taxed.
LONDON The plunge in Turkey's lira <TRYTOM=D3> to a series of record lows over the past week sent tremors through global markets. While the currency has recovered a little lost ground since Tuesday, investors are fretting about contagion via stress on foreign banks and firesales of emerging market assets.
LONDON Having sunk to 13-month lows, sterling could fall by up to another 10 percent in the coming months should Britain crash out of the European Union without a deal on future trade ties, luring more speculators to bet against the currency.
NEW YORK/LONDON A plunge in the Turkish lira rocked global equities and emerging markets on Friday and fear of further fallout sent investors scurrying for safety in assets like the yen and U.S. government bonds. | Video
LONDON/MILAN Italian stock and bond markets, recovering from a torrid spring selloff, will be put to the test again during an event-risk-packed September and October that local media have dubbed "Autunno Caldo" -- hot autumn.
LONDON Interest rate rises by major emerging market central banks outstripped rate cuts for the third straight month in July as policymakers tightened credit to offset inflation risks and currency weakness amid trade fears and a resurgent U.S. dollar.
LONDON This year's dollar rally is three months old and, despite some clouds over the U.S. growth outlook, the gains may have a bit further to go.
LONDON When the European Central Bank meets this week, investors will be looking for more details on the bank's plans to dismantle crisis-era stimulus.
LONDON Investors watching the trade tit-for-tat between the United States and China may well have reason to fear the havoc a full blown conflict between the world's two biggest economies could wreak on the global economy.
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