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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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18 May 2018

Italian markets hammered by fears of government spending binge

LONDON Italy's long-term borrowing costs jumped to more than seven-month highs on Friday while stocks in Milan fell more than one percent after two anti-establishment parties pledged to increase spending in a deal to form a new coalition government. | Video

17 May 2018

Italian bonds wilt as investors fret about new government

LONDON The yield premium investors demand for holding Italian bonds over Germany hit its highest since January on Thursday, as two anti-establishment Italian parties moved closer to a government deal that would ramp up spending.

16 May 2018

Italian markets jolted by 5-Star, League coalition proposals

LONDON/MILAN Italy's borrowing costs jumped on Wednesday and its stocks slid after a draft program for a potential coalition government revealed plans to demand 250 billion euros of debt forgiveness and create procedures to allow countries to exit the euro. | Video

16 May 2018

Why Italy's bonds keep calm and carry on

LONDON The prospect of a more spendthrift government in Italy, already one of the euro zone's most indebted economies, has had only a mild impact on Italian government bonds -- leaving many market pundits puzzled.

16 May 2018

Why Italy's bonds keep calm and carry on

LONDON The prospect of a more spendthrift government in Italy, already one of the euro zone's most indebted economies, has had only a mild impact on Italian government bonds -- leaving many market pundits puzzled.

16 May 2018

GRAPHIC-Why Italy's bonds keep calm and carry on

LONDON, May 16 The prospect of a more spendthrift government in Italy, already one of the euro zone's most indebted economies, has had only a mild impact on Italian government bonds -- leaving many market pundits puzzled.

15 May 2018

German yields up for third day on firmer U.S. yields

LONDON Core European bond yields rose on Tuesday with German debt yields up for a third consecutive day on the back of firmer U.S Treasury yields and comments from a European Central bank official this week.

15 May 2018

Analysis: As U.S. debt levels soar, euro zone bonds act as alternative

LONDON Worsening government finances, a fragile currency, rising interest rates and heightened political uncertainty? U.S. Treasury bonds' status as the world's 'risk-free' asset looks shaky and euro zone debt may offer an alternative.

10 May 2018

Japanese investors buy record amount of Spanish bonds in March

TOKYO/LONDON Japanese investors bought a record 282.1 billion yen (1.9 billion pounds) of Spanish bonds in March, Japanese government data showed on Thursday, highlighting increased foreign demand for euro zone debt.

09 May 2018

Investors push back ECB rate-hike bets further into 2019

LONDON Investors are pushing back expectations for a rise in euro zone interest rates further into 2019 against a backdrop of soft economic data and disappointing inflation numbers, money market pricing suggests.

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