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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

20 Sep 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Russian bank bailout talk hits Moscow financial shares, elsewhere flat pre-Fed

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.

19 Sep 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hover at 3-mth high, forint in focus

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.

17 Sep 2017

Less foreign borrowing, longer bonds offset rise in emerging debt levels - BIS

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.

15 Sep 2017

Ukraine's growth-linked bonds - when recovery becomes painful

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.

12 Sep 2017

Ukrainian finance minister confident of one more IMF tranche in 2017

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.

12 Sep 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Weaker yuan, firmer dollar lead emerging currencies mostly lower

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.

08 Sep 2017

Investors explore risky frontier with Tajikistan's debut bond

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.

05 Sep 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira hit by inflation jump, lags steadier emerging markets

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.

29 Aug 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-N.Korea missile knocks emerging stocks off 3-yr high, fails to dent yuan

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.

21 Aug 2017

Analysis: Emerging economies await end to ECB largesse with record euro debt

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.


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