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 The pound gained on Monday, breaking a five-day losing streak, after news about a possible takeover of a British pharmaceutical company encouraged investors to put concerns about the British economy to one side.
LONDON Sterling fell to a one-month low on Monday as the dollar rebounded across the board thanks to firmer U.S. Treasury yields while governor Mark Carney's comments last week raised doubts on the likelihood of an interest rate increase next month.
LONDON The Swiss franc, long a place to park cash during times of stress - and away from the taxman's eyes - may be losing its cachet, not least for Russian tycoons who face growing crackdown risks, from local regulations as well as at home.
LONDON Sterling dipped on disappointing UK retail sales data on Thursday, before recovering as investors remained confident the Bank of England will hike interest rates next month.
LONDON Sterling on Tuesday vaulted to its highest level since Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 as expectations swelled that the central bank will raise interest rates for the second time in seven months.
LONDON The pound pushed past the $1.43 mark on Monday and approached a post-Brexit referendum high as investors' focus shifted to data that could cement expectations of a May interest rate increase and away from Britain's military intervention in Syria.
LONDON Sterling soared to a nine-month high against the euro on Thursday after European Central Bank policymakers expressed concern about the impact of a trade war with the United states and the potentially harmful impact of the euro's strength.
LONDON The investment mania for cryptocurrencies is like an infectious disease whose transmission rate may be declining, Barclays said on Tuesday, concluding their combined market capitalization has probably already peaked.
LONDON Sterling climbed against the dollar and the euro on Monday, boosted by data showing British house prices rose more than expected in March and after the greenback slipped to a six-day low.
LONDON The pound gained on Friday as the dollar fell after weaker-than-expected data on U.S. job creation and renewed worries about China's reaction to the threat by U.S. President Donald Trump of further tariffs on Chinese goods.
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