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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.

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17 Oct 2017

British inflation at 5-1/2-year high in September, rate hike on track

LONDON British inflation rose to its highest level in more than five years in September, official data showed on Tuesday, adding to the likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month. | Video

17 Oct 2017

UK should ramp up investment if Brexit hits economy hard: OECD

LONDON Britain should ramp up public investment if the economy slows sharply ahead of its divorce with the European Union, the OECD said on Tuesday as it stayed downbeat about the world's No.5 economy.

13 Oct 2017

'Extraordinary' for BoE to mull rate hike as economy struggles, BCC says

LONDON Britain's economy shows little sign of improving on lackluster growth and it seems "extraordinary" that the Bank of England is considering raising interest rates, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Friday. | Video

13 Oct 2017

UK economy shows few signs of comeback as rate hike decision nears - BCC

LONDON Britain's economy shows little sign of breaking out of its lethargy and it is "extraordinary" that the Bank of England is considering raising interest rates, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Friday.

12 Oct 2017

UK lenders plan biggest consumer lending curb since late 2008 -BoE

LONDON British lenders are planning the biggest cutback in consumer loans in nearly 10 years, the Bank of England said on Thursday, after it warned repeatedly about the strong pace of lending to households.

05 Oct 2017

UK economy stuck in low gear, worries grow as BoE readies rate hike: PMI

LONDON Britain's economy remains stuck in low gear but price pressures are rising again, according to surveys on Wednesday that will probably keep the Bank of England on track to raise interest rates soon. | Video

02 Oct 2017

UK factory growth slows, price pressures rocket again: Markit PMI

LONDON British manufacturing growth cooled last month as cost pressures lurched higher, according to a survey that could put the Bank of England a step closer to raising interest rates, despite a murky outlook ahead of Brexit.

28 Sep 2017

Factbox: How the Bank of England's past rate signals have gone awry

LONDON The Bank of England under Governor Mark Carney has made a habit of signalling higher interest rates without delivering them.

21 Sep 2017

Boost for Hammond as UK posts smallest August budget deficit in 10 years

LONDON Britain unexpectedly posted its smallest budget deficit for any August since 2007, helped by record sales tax revenues that could give finance minister Philip Hammond room to relax his grip on spending in an upcoming budget.

08 Sep 2017

UK economy's lethargy shows little sign of lifting

LONDON Britain's Brexit-bound economy is showing little sign that its leaden performance in the first half of 2017 is improving much, despite hints of better times for manufacturers in data released on Friday.

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