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 Risk appetite in Europe chilled on Friday after a new exchange of barbs between North Korea and the U.S. sparked a knee-jerk sell-off in politically sensitive metals, while focus turned to a speech by the British Prime Minister on Brexit.
LONDON Banking shares drove European bourses higher on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a likely December rate hike and announced it would begin trimming its balance sheet in October.
LONDON A jump in sterling weighed on Britain's major share index on Wednesday, after unexpectedly buoyant retail data for August prompted investors to prepare for an interest rate hike by the Bank of England as early as November.
LONDON British share indexes advanced on Tuesday as retail stocks gained and cyclical stocks also helped, with investors awaiting further signs of the direction of monetary policy.
LONDON The UK's top share index advanced on Monday, rebounding from the previous session's four-month low as shares in financials rose and higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while late comments from Bank of England governor Mark Carney helped cement gains.
LONDON European shares dipped on Friday as another North Korean missile launch softened appetite for riskier banks and miners but still scored their strongest week since July as attractive valuations tempted investors. | Video
MILAN/LONDON European stocks edged up to a five-week high on Thursday, boosted by energy stocks and retailers, while stronger than expected U.S. inflation data also helped lift sectors with high dollar exposure.
LONDON Investors should cut their exposure to "complacent" stock markets, French bank Societe Generale said Thursday, warning that high valuations and the approaching end to ultra-loose monetary policies were a cause for concern.
LONDON European shares steadied on Wednesday as a global equity rally flagged, with Apple suppliers hit after the new iPhone release disappointed with a later than expected shipping date.
LONDON Shares on Britain's major market index softened on Tuesday as housebuilders weighed on benchmark gains and rising inflation boosted the pound.