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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

18 Oct 2017

Dollar rises on talk of potential Fed chief nominee

NEW YORK The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on speculation that U.S. President Donald Trump was leaning towards nominating a Federal Reserve head who would be more inclined to raise interest rates at a faster pace.

17 Oct 2017

UK fund manager wins $2 billion FX mandate from Alaska fund

NEW YORK London-based currency manager Adrian Lee & Partners said on Tuesday the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation had awarded it a mandate to manage $2 billion of international foreign exchange exposure.

17 Oct 2017

Princeton graduates' crypto-currency wins backing of big U.S. investors

(In Oct 13 item, this story fixes the spelling of Josh Chen from Josh Shen in 8th paragraph.)

13 Oct 2017

Singapore central bank, bank association, Accenture in blockchain tie-up

NEW YORK U.S. consulting company Accenture said on Thursday it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to manage and develop a blockchain-based platform for interbank payments.

02 Oct 2017

TREASURIES-U.S. yields mostly lower on Las Vegas shooting, Spain uncertainty

NEW YORK, Oct 2 U.S. Treasury yields were mostly lower on Monday after a mass shooting in Las Vegas and political uncertainty in Europe caused by a Spanish referendum prompted investors to seek the safety of bonds.

30 Sep 2017

Speculators up U.S. dollar net short bets to highest in five years: CFTC, Reuters

NEW YORK Speculators' net short bets on the U.S. dollar rose to their largest since late September 2012, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

29 Sep 2017

U.S. dollar share of FX reserves down in second quarter; euro share slightly up: IMF

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar's share of global currency reserves fell in the second quarter, but it remains the most-widely held reserve currency by central banks around the world, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Friday.

27 Sep 2017

Kik's $100 million in proceeds from token sale below expectations

NEW YORK Kik Interactive, which created the global chat platform Kik, valued at $1 billion, said on Tuesday it raised nearly $100 million in the sale of its own token, below its expectations.

27 Sep 2017

Canada's finance minister says economy can grow with strong currency

NEW YORK The Canadian economy can continue to be successful even with a strong currency and higher interest rates, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Tuesday.

16 Sep 2017

Dollar falls after weak U.S. retail sales; focus on FOMC

NEW YORK The dollar weakened against most major currencies on Friday, weighed down by an unexpected decline in U.S. retail sales last month that once again dimmed expectations for an interest rate increase in December.


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