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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

8:51pm IST

Euro zone bond yields may be in for New Year shock as ECB cuts buying

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields are close to multi-month lows just as the European Central Bank is on the verge of cutting its bond-buying scheme by half, leaving some investors worried that a sharp correction may be due in 2018.

3:29pm IST

Banks drag European shares down as investors await Draghi

LONDON Weakness in bank stocks dragged European shares lower on Thursday as the financial sector caught the cold from U.S. and Asian trading after a less hawkish than expected tone from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

13 Dec 2017

Financials support FTSE as markets tread water ahead of Fed

LONDON British shares steadied on Wednesday as investors' anticipation of a rate rise from the U.S. Federal Reserve drove financial stocks higher while high-yielding consumer stocks suffered.

12 Dec 2017

M&A 'boom' dominates Europe share trading as oil leads gains

LONDON/MILAN Mergers and acquisitions dominated European share trading on Tuesday, while strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown helped lift a key regional benchmark index to five-week highs.

11 Dec 2017

Tumbling techs dominate European stocks, despite bank bounce

MILAN/LONDON Persistent weakness in tech stocks outweighed strong financials on Monday, while a climb in the euro dented euro zone markets, leaving the pan-European STOXX 600 index 0.1 percent lower.

11 Dec 2017

FTSE advances, led by gains in financial services

LONDON A weaker pound, rising oil prices and growing confidence in the financial sector helped pushed British shares higher and well ahead of their European peers on Monday.

08 Dec 2017

Brexit breakthrough boosts FTSE as pound slides, housebuilders rise

LONDON A breakthrough in Brexit talks helped British shares surge ahead of European peers on Friday as sterling fell back, dented by investors banking their gains in the currency which has swung violently as negotiations unfolded.

08 Dec 2017

Tech stocks surrender to financials in incipient rotation to 'QE losers' - BAML

LONDON Flows into equities and bonds this week were undercut by weakness in tech stocks driving heavy redemptions in growth equities, while hopes of U.S. tax reform boosted financials and U.S. small caps.

07 Dec 2017

Comeback in banks, tech lifts euro zone stocks as Steinhoff collapses

LONDON European shares edged up on Thursday as financial and tech stocks recovered, while troubled furniture retailer Steinhoff sank further, stung by an accounting scandal.

07 Dec 2017

Energy stocks, Brexit drama send FTSE to 10-week low

LONDON UK stocks fell to a 10-week low on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks and consumer staples as sterling edged higher on a glimmer of hope in Brexit talks.


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