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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

14 Mar 2018

Japanese retail investors boost long dollar positions to largest in three years

TOKYO Japanese retail investors boosted their long dollar positions to their largest in more than three years last month, industry data showed on Wednesday, as rising U.S. rates drew in yield-hungry buyers.

07 Mar 2018

Global Markets: Stocks slump as key Trump adviser quits, stoking trade war fears

TOKYO Global stocks and the dollar slumped on Wednesday after a strong White House advocate for free trade resigned, fanning fears that President Donald Trump will proceed with protectionist tariffs and risk a trade war.

13 Feb 2018

Asian stocks off two-month lows as Wall Street extends rebound

TOKYO Asian stocks pulled further away from two-month lows on Tuesday, lifted by Wall Street's extended rebound from last week's steep fall.

30 Jan 2018

Asia stocks off record highs as Wall St flags, dollar firms on higher yields

TOKYO Asian stocks retreated from record highs on Tuesday after a selloff in Apple shares and spike in bond yields knocked Wall Street lower, while the dollar found support as U.S. bond yields climbed to near four-year highs.

17 Jan 2018

Dollar hits three-year low as bounce sputters, euro shakes off political concerns

TOKYO The dollar fell to a three-year low against its peers on Wednesday, with an earlier bounce sputtering as the euro edged back after shaking off a potentially negative turn in German politics.

14 Dec 2017

Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

06 Dec 2017

Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble. | Video

04 Dec 2017

Dollar rises as US Senate passes tax bill, pound awaits May-Juncker meeting

TOKYO The dollar was broadly higher on Monday, reaching a 2-1/2-week peak against the yen, lifted after the U.S. Senate approved a tax overhaul at the weekend.

17 Nov 2017

Dollar steadies as risk aversion ebbs, yields rise

TOKYO The dollar steadied on Friday after coming off the week's lows against its peers as earlier risk aversion in global financial markets receded, pushing up U.S. yields.

15 Nov 2017

Asian stocks skid as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

TOKYO Asian stocks stumbled on Wednesday after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.

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