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, Sept 20 Russia's bank and financial shares index fell on Wednesday after a lender asked authorities for a bailout, while other emerging assets flatlined, awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
LONDON, Sept 19 Emerging stocks seesawed around three-month lows on Tuesday and currencies were mostly flat, including Hungary's forint which hit a two-month low against the euro the previous day in expectation of more monetary policy easing.
LONDON A large-scale shift towards domestically issued and longer-dated bonds in emerging markets has helped build resilience to external shocks despite the increase in overall debt levels, the Bank for International Settlements said.
LONDON Two years after a landmark debt restructuring, Ukraine is seeking a bond swap to avoid a mass of near-term repayments. But its real problem may lie further out - when securities linked to economic recovery start falling due.
LONDON Ukraine is on track to pass a long-delayed pension reform "within weeks", unlocking at least one more IMF loan tranche before year-end, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk told Reuters.
LONDON, Sept 12 A slightly firmer dollar kept emerging markets in check on Tuesday, with China's yuan retreating for the third day in a row, though emerging stocks managed to scale fresh three-year peaks.
LONDON With an economy reliant on migrants' remittances, a president in power for a quarter century and a business plan hinging on power exports to Afghanistan, Tajikistan's $500 million bond placement this week may prove even riskier than the usual frontier market offering.
LONDON, Sept 5 Turkey's lira fell on Tuesday as data showed inflation back in double figures, underperforming broader emerging markets that benefited from dollar weakness and absence of more rhetoric from North Korea.
LONDON, Aug 29 Emerging equities retreated from last week's three-year highs on Tuesday after a North Korean missile test sapped Asia's big bourses, though dollar weakness capped the losses, with China's yuan approaching a one-year high.
LONDON Emerging economies' debt in euros has shot to record highs thanks to European Central Bank largesse, and yet an approaching end to this generosity won't necessarily inflict the kind of pain that markets once suffered at the hands of the U.S. Fed.