Jemima Kelly

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

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Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder

LONDON Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument. | Video

14 Dec 2017

Sterling slips on lack of hawkish turn by BoE

LONDON Sterling slipped against the dollar on Thursday, with some traders disappointed the Bank of England stuck to its view that interest rates were likely to rise only gradually despite above-target inflation and progress in Brexit talks.

14 Dec 2017

Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties

LONDON/NEW YORK As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10 million customers unable to access their funds. | Video

14 Dec 2017

Sterling edges higher ahead of Bank of England decision

LONDON Sterling edged higher on Thursday, as traders awaited a Bank of England meeting that will be watched for signs of whether recent progress in Brexit talks and higher UK inflation could speed up the pace of future interest rate hikes.

13 Dec 2017

Sterling climbs as traders eye Bank of England meeting

LONDON Sterling edged higher on Wednesday ahead of the next day's Bank of England policy meeting, which will be closely watched for clues on the future path of UK monetary policy.

12 Dec 2017

Sterling slips as high inflation not seen changing BoE rate path

LONDON Sterling got only a temporary boost on Tuesday from data showing British inflation unexpectedly nearly hit a six-year high in November, with investors betting it would have little effect on how soon the Bank of England would raise interest rates again.

12 Dec 2017

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | Video

10 Dec 2017

Things you might not know about ballistic bitcoin

Here are some facts that you might not know about the largest and best-known cryptocurrency.

09 Dec 2017

Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse. | Video

09 Dec 2017

Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

LONDON/NEW YORK Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst.


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