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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

22 Jun 2017

Investors cheer Nigeria currency shift, want more

LONDON, June 22 Nigeria's recent tentative steps to free up its naira currency, particularly via a new trading window, have gone down well with some adventurous stock and bond investors who are cautiously returning to the markets they fled two years ago.

21 Jun 2017

South Africa's finance minister: Need to protect central bank independence

LONDON The independence of South Africa's central bank is paramount, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday, adding he was weighing whether to back the bank in seeking a court review of a recommendation that its mandate be changed.

20 Jun 2017

Factbox: China, Argentina, Nigeria decisions loom for MSCI's index review

LONDON Index provider MSCI is likely to open its emerging market benchmark to Chinese mainland-listed shares at its review on Tuesday, but investors are also expecting news on other markets such as Argentina and Saudi Arabia.

19 Jun 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks sail higher; Rouble at one-mth low

LONDON, June 19 Emerging stocks enjoyed their biggest daily gains in nearly four weeks on Monday though weaker oil prices took a toll on many markets, with Russia's rouble down half a percent.

13 Jun 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Russian, Qatar stocks fall; broader emerging markets calm pre-Fed

LONDON, June 13 Russian stocks fell 1 percent on Tuesday, faced with the possibility of a fresh round of U.S. sanctions, although the rouble, like most other emerging currencies, edged up against the dollar on the eve of a U.S. Fed meeting.

12 Jun 2017

Colombia central bank governor sees another 100 bps of rate cuts in 2017

LONDON Colombia's central bank could cut its key interest rate by another 100 basis points this year to lift growth, central bank governor Juan Jose Echavarria said on Monday, predicting that inflation would hit his 3 percent target in late 2018.

07 Jun 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX feel heat from political tensions

LONDON, June 7 Middle East tensions, Britain's election and Donald Trump's troubles combined to dampen investors' risk appetite on emerging markets on Wednesday, with currencies suffering and stocks edging lower for a second day.

06 Jun 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX suffer from softer oil, Qatar rift

LONDON, June 6 Emerging stocks inched lower and currencies softened on Tuesday, as lower oil and commodity prices and political tensions over a rift between Qatar and fellow Arab nations dampened risk appetite.

02 Jun 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging FX suffer on tumbling oil; stocks gain

LONDON, June 2 Emerging stocks sailed higher on Friday though currencies came under pressure from tumbling oil and commodity prices and a steady dollar as investors awaited key U.S. jobs data to glean hints about the trajectory of Federal Reserve interest rates.

31 May 2017

European fund managers snap up European stocks, ditch U.S. - Reuters poll

LONDON European asset managers cut holdings of U.S. stocks in May to the lowest in 10 months, citing pricey valuations and Washington's political wobbles, instead boosting holdings of European and emerging market equities.

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