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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

12 Jan 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks set for fifth week of gains

LONDON, Jan 12 Emerging market stocks surged almost one percent on Friday and were set for a fifth straight week of gains after a mid-week spike in U.S. Treasury yields abated and oil prices held near 3-year highs.

11 Jan 2018

Strong yen could kill Japan's growing emerging market appetite

LONDON Concerns that Japan could exit stimulus sooner than expected have jolted world markets this week, including emerging economies where a stronger yen could persuade Japanese funds to dial back their slowly rising overseas allocations.

10 Jan 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Higher Treasury yields knock emerging markets

LONDON, Jan 10 Rising global bond yields knocked emerging markets lower on Wednesday, with stocks down for the second straight day and local bond markets broadly following the lead of their developed peers.

09 Jan 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Angola's kwanza braces for devaluation amid weaker emerging markets

LONDON, Jan 9 Angola's kwanza currency was marked lower on Tuesday ahead of an expected devaluation, while broader emerging assets also weakened, with stocks slipping off 6-1/2-year highs.

02 Jan 2018

Emerging markets sailed through storms in 2017. What next?

LONDON After a year of double-digit returns, one of the key questions for emerging markets in 2018 is whether they will continue to be insulated from one another's crises.

02 Jan 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Strong growth data lifts emerging stocks to 5-1/2-yr high

LONDON, Jan 2 Emerging stocks surged one percent on Tuesday to the highest in 5-1/2 years, lifted by a weak dollar, data indicating robust economic growth and bullish commodities.

27 Dec 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Rouble firms on oil prices, leads emerging markets higher

LONDON, Dec 27 The Russian rouble firmed 0.3 percent to touch two-month highs on Wednesday, benefiting from oil prices at 2-1/2 year highs and leading most emerging currencies higher against a lacklustre dollar.

22 Dec 2017

UK investors stick with stocks at end of bumper year

LONDON Having enjoyed stellar equity returns in 2017, UK investors lifted their stock allocations even further in December, a Reuters poll showed, though some cited political risk as a reason to cut exposure to European and British markets.

21 Dec 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Kazakh bonds slip on oil fund asset freeze

LONDON, Dec 21 Kazakhstan's dollar bonds extended losses on Thursday, having fallen sharply the previous day after news that $22 billion in assets of a state investment fund had been frozen, while broader emerging assets were flat, tracking developed peers.

20 Dec 2017

With dollar peg, Lebanon risks currency hit from regional strife

LONDON/BEIRUT With fixed exchange rates and some of the world's worst debt and balance-of-payment ratios, Lebanon risks serious economic crisis next year should worsening relations with Gulf states choke off the capital flows sustaining its currency's dollar peg.

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