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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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10 Aug 2017

Sterling touches three week low vs dollar

LONDON Sterling touched a three-week low against the dollar on Thursday as a mixed bag of output and trade data did little to alter investors' downbeat view of an economy struggling to meet Bank of England targets.

10 Aug 2017

Buoyant bitcoin stirs crypto-bubble fears

LONDON Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies" are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined.

09 Aug 2017

Sterling slips back below $1.30

LONDON Sterling slipped back below $1.30 in quiet trade on Wednesday, nearing a 2-1/2-week low, as investors looked to key data due next week for clues on the health of the British economy as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

07 Aug 2017

Sterling hits 10-month low versus euro as BoE and ECB rate paths diverge

LONDON The British pound slipped to a 10-month low against the euro on Monday, as investors bet the Bank of England would keep interest rates at record lows for the coming months, while the European Central Bank moves towards tightening.

03 Aug 2017

Sterling skids to nine-month low vs euro as BoE keeps rates unchanged

LONDON Britain's pound skidded almost 1 percent to a nine-month low against the euro on Thursday, after the Bank of England voted 6-2 to keep interest rates at their record lows and lowered its forecasts for growth, inflation and wages.

02 Aug 2017

Sterling at 11-month highs vs. dollar as BoE meeting gets underway

LONDON Sterling traded at its highest in almost 11 months against a broadly weaker dollar on Wednesday, as a two-day Bank of England meeting that should provide investors with clues on whether interest rates could be hiked in coming months got underway.

01 Aug 2017

Strong UK factory data sends sterling to 11-month high

LONDON Britain's pound climbed to its highest levels against the dollar since mid-September on Tuesday, as data showing UK factory activity growth recovered from a seven-month low in July eased concerns about an economic slowdown.

31 Jul 2017

BoE 'Super Thursday' looms as sterling hits 10-month high of $1.32

LONDON Britain's pound hit $1.32 on Monday for the first time in over 10 months, as investors eyed this week's Bank of England "Super Thursday" for a steer on whether record-low interest rates could soon be lifted for the first time in more than a decade.

31 Jul 2017

BoE 'Super Thursday' looms as sterling hits 10-month high of $1.32

LONDON Britain's pound hit $1.32 on Monday for the first time in over 10 months, as investors eyed this week's Bank of England "Super Thursday" for a steer on whether record-low interest rates could soon be lifted for the first time in more than a decade.

28 Jul 2017

Sterling edges back towards 10-month high against dollar

LONDON The pound climbed back towards its highest levels in 10 months against the dollar on Friday, boosted by hopes that Britain will exit the European Union under a transitional deal, and as the greenback fell broadly.

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