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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 Apr 2018

Who's next? Investors seek to purge 'oligarch risk' from Russia portfolios

LONDON "Who's next?" investors in Russia are asking as they scramble to clear their portfolios of "oligarch risk" - holdings in companies that may be next in line for U.S. sanctions after metals company Rusal was targeted last week.

15 Apr 2018

Oil, gold to gain on Syria strikes; Russian retaliation in focus

LONDON Gold and oil will extend their gains on Monday, albeit modestly, when markets open for the first time since Western powers launched a missile attack on Syria, but equities are unlikely to suffer big losses unless the West strikes again or Russia retaliates.

13 Apr 2018

Exclusive - Development bank EBRD eyes Africa for next wave of expansion

LONDON The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is eyeing a new wave of expansion into sub-Saharan Africa and new parts of the Middle East in the coming years that could raise its lending by as much as a third, its president told Reuters.

13 Apr 2018

Options markets still flashing red for Russia's battered rouble

LONDON Russia's rouble has endured its worst week in more than 2-1/2 years but foreign exchange derivatives predict more pain ahead as bond and equity investors continue slashing exposure to the market after tough new sanctions from the United States.

13 Apr 2018

Daily Briefing: Europe's Trump test

LONDON Two days ago, after a tweet from Donald Trump, it looked like the United States and key European allies were on the verge of launching strikes on Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the government of Bashar al-Assad on the town of Douma. Now the timing is less clear and political cracks are emerging in Europe.

12 Apr 2018

Daily Briefing: Britain eyes role in Syria strikes

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a cabinet meeting to discuss Syria amid reports London is likely to join the Trump administration’s expected military response to the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma.

11 Apr 2018

Rouble fall crushing popular Russian local debt trade

LONDON, April 11 Some of the highest inflation-adjusted yields in the world may not be enough to protect Russian bonds from the rouble sell-off that has gripped markets since the United States imposed tough new sanctions.

11 Apr 2018

Daily Briefing: Trump, Syria and central banks give markets plenty to digest

LONDON Trade wars, economic slowdown, central banks, the threat of air strikes over Syria, Russia, FBI raids on Trump’s attorney... the list of things giving markets pause goes on.

29 Mar 2018

European funds buy bonds, see euro growth cycle peak - Reuters Poll

LONDON European investors have raised their bond allocations in March while keeping their equity exposure at six-month lows, in a month marked by a sharp tech sector selloff and brewing trade tensions that threatened to dent world economic growth.

29 Mar 2018

Daily Briefing: Brexit countdown - Theresa May tour begins

LONDON A year to the day before Britain is scheduled to leave the EU, PM Theresa May heads off on a tour of a deeply divided country.

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