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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

21 Jun 2018

Turkey's ailing financial markets and foreign exposure

LONDON Turkey heads to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections, with President Tayyip Erdogan widely expected to be re-elected to an office that will be given sweeping new executive powers.

21 Jun 2018

Dollar retreats from 11-month high; sterling rises after BOE

NEW YORK The dollar fell from an 11-month high against a basket of major currencies on profit-taking on Thursday, while sterling recovered from a seven-month low as the Bank of England's top economist unexpectedly supported an interest rate hike.

19 Jun 2018

Britain may issue more 50-year bonds this year, debt office chief says

LONDON Britain's debt office chief said on Tuesday the country may issue more ultra-long-dated bonds this year, following robust demand just a month ago for its sale of a new 50-year bond.

15 Jun 2018

Much like Italian rout, markets may not price Brexit risks until they hit

LONDON A catastrophic, messy Brexit might be looming for Britain next year but judging by how the pound is trading, one would hardly know it. Increasingly, it seems a risk is not a risk for financial markets until it actually hits.

14 Jun 2018

Euro falls 1 percent vs dollar and bond yields tumble on dovish ECB interest rate guidance

LONDON Euro zone bond yields tumbled and the euro headed for its biggest daily loss versus the dollar in eight months on Thursday after the European Central Bank indicated it would not be raising interest rates through the summer of 2019.

11 Jun 2018

Time to kiss easy money goodbye? Five questions for the ECB

LONDON The European Central Bank meeting on Thursday is shaping up to be a lively one, given last week's comments from top officials.

23 May 2018

Coming back to life: Dollar surge raises hopes for volatile FX

LONDON The U.S. dollar's unexpected surge over the past month is encouraging currency traders to pray for a return of lucrative but long-dormant price volatility on the main foreign exchanges, although early signs on that are strangely subdued.

17 May 2018

Options market points to more pain for the euro vs dollar

LONDON, May 17 Investors are more bearish on the euro over the next six and 12 months than at any time since November, the options market shows, its outlook darkened by concerns over politics in Italy and the dollar's huge rally against almost every other currency.

15 May 2018

Thomson Reuters to move forex derivatives to Dublin due to Brexit

LONDON Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday it would transfer its $300 billion-a-day foreign exchange derivatives trading business to Dublin from London ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union next year.

10 May 2018

Sterling slides after Bank of England holds rates, cuts growth forecasts

LONDON The pound fell sharply on Thursday to a fresh four-month low against the dollar after the Bank of England held rates steady as expected but cut its growth and inflation projections for this year and next.

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