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 Ten years ago on Wednesday marked the start for many observers of the global financial crisis - a series of rolling credit shocks and bank crashes that led to the deepest world recession for a generation and a decade of slow growth and painful repair.
LONDON, July 27 The euro on Thursday topped the levels at which it began trading in 1999, hitting a 2 1/2-year high close to $1.18 that left it stronger than it was before the European Central Bank announced an expansive asset-purchase programme in January 2015.
LONDON A scaling back of central bank cash injections into the world economy could lead next year to the first glut in sovereign debt issuance from major economies in four years.
LONDON, July 27 A scaling back of central bank cash injections into the world economy could lead next year to the first glut in sovereign debt issuance from major economies in four years.
LONDON World interest rates are on the rise, but investors have reacted by pumping $100 billion into emerging markets this year.
LONDON Sterling hit its highest point against the dollar in 10 months on Friday, climbing 1 percent after data further undermined expectations for more hikes in U.S. interest rates.
LONDON Sterling was set for its worst week in four on Friday after below-forecast output and trade data capped a run of downbeat readings of Britain's economy, adding to questions over the Bank of England's shifting interest rate stance.
LONDON Sterling inched up in a quiet day of trading on Thursday, a run of weaker British economic data failing to deter investors from bets that the Bank of England will hike interest rates in the coming months.
LONDON Sterling steadied close to a one-week low on Wednesday, as a survey of Britain's services businesses added to a string of weak-looking data that could deter the Bank of England from raising interest rates for the first time in 10 years.
LONDON The U.S. Federal Reserve needs solid data to maintain a monetary policy that diverges from the world's other major developed economies, St. Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said on Thursday.