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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

Analysis: Why Turkey and Argentina are the main emerging market weak links

LONDON Running the numbers on foreign exchange reserves and general exposure to the dollar throws up some of the reasons why Turkey and Argentina have been at the heart of the recent emerging market sell-off.

14 May 2018

EMERGING MARKETS-Lira tests record lows, pressure eases elsewhere

LONDON, May 14 A softer dollar eased some of the pressure on emerging markets (EM) on Monday, though Turkey's lira slipped back towards a record low after a further widening of the country's current account deficit.

11 May 2018

All lights 'set on green' for end to Greek bailout, says Luxembourg finance minister

DEAD SEA RESORT, Jordan Greece's exit from a bailout program instituted by the euro zone and International Monetary Fund looks set to proceed in August, Luxembourg finance minister Pierre Gramegna said on Friday.

10 May 2018

EBRD finds resistance to Africa expansion plan

DEAD SEA RESORT, Jordan The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will not take a decision on expanding into Sub-Saharan Africa before 2020, the bank's president said on Wednesday, after his plans were met with resistance according to a number of shareholders.

09 May 2018

EBRD pushes up region-wide growth forecasts but says may have peaked

DEAD SEA RESORT, Jordan/LONDON The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) nudged up growth forecasts for its near 40-country region on Wednesday, but cautioned that growth may have peaked and the dollar's growing strength could bring problems.

09 May 2018

Uzbekistan ready to privatize airline, will keep hold of gold

DEAD SEA RESORT, Jordan Uzbekistan is prepared to privatize its state airline but will keep full control of its lucrative gold mines and oil firm, one of the country's top officials said on Wednesday.

07 May 2018

Dollar surge bringing emerging market rate cut cycle to a halt

LONDON A resurgent dollar and higher borrowing costs are smashing through Argentina and Turkey's currencies like a wrecking ball and raising the likelihood more broadly that emerging markets' three-year long interest rate cutting cycle is at an end.

02 May 2018

Ghosts of tantrums past trigger first emerging market outflows since 2016: IIF

LONDON The recent run up in the dollar and global borrowing costs has led to the first monthly outflow of foreign money from poorer "emerging" economies since 2016, estimates compiled by the Institute of International Finance show.

27 Apr 2018

Soccer: Griezmann strikes as 10-man Atletico punish wasteful Arsenal

LONDON A late equaliser from French striker Antoine Griezmann gave 10-man Atletico Madrid a precious away-goal advantage over Arsenal as the first leg of their Europa League semi-final at the Emirates ended 1-1 on Thursday.

24 Apr 2018

EU downplays prospect of bespoke Brexit trade deal for banks

LONDON The European Union's existing system of market access for foreign financial firms is not perfect but can work for Britain with "clear limits" after it leaves the bloc next year, the EU's financial services chief said on Tuesday.

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