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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

09 Feb 2018

Asian markets uneasy as longer U.S. debt yields verge on 3 percent

SINGAPORE If this week's selloff in global equity markets is any guide, then Asia's frothy debt and stock markets have reason to be on edge over the steady rise in long-term U.S. bond yields that could push up global funding costs and drive capital out of the region.

27 Dec 2017

Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013

SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Tuesday, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who had missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency. | Video

18 Nov 2017

Global fund managers have antipodal views on China, are emerging market fans

SINGAPORE China is off limits for some of the world's big investment managers because of its corporate governance and policy issues while for others, the technological advances in the world's second biggest economy offer unbeatable opportunities. | Video

16 Nov 2017

MW Capital Management feels equity bull run nearing end

SINGAPORE Global equities may be close to the end of one of the longest rallies in history, making developed markets such as Europe and Japan safer bets than emerging markets, the chief investment officer of a multi-family office said on Thursday.

16 Nov 2017

State Street sees Asian bond markets under some pressure in 2018

SINGAPORE Asian central banks will tilt to less dovish postures on monetary policy as U.S. interest rates climb next year, putting pressure on domestic bond markets, said the Asia-pacific head of fixed income at State Street Global Advisors.

15 Nov 2017

Hermes emerging markets head bullish on innovation and China

SINGAPORE Hermes Investment Management's head of emerging markets sees a huge opportunity in the Chinese economy's transition from low-end to higher-end manufacturing and is also bullish on the country's banks.

07 Aug 2017

In Asia financial markets, the fear indicators still send a buy signal

SINGAPORE Asian investors, wary that the region’s stock markets and currencies have run up too far too fast and wondering whether it is time to take some money off the table, are finding that their concerns are not being reflected in major gauges of volatility and fear.

21 Jun 2017

Yuan bears throw in the towel, say it isn't worth fighting China's PBOC

SINGAPORE A slew of Western investors and traders who placed bets in the past two years that China’s yuan currency would drop because of a weaker Chinese economy, the threat of a debt crisis, and capital outflows, abandoned those positions in recent months.

01 Jun 2017

Malaysia slowly winning battle against FX speculators

SINGAPORE Foreign portfolio investors say they are coming back to Malaysia's markets, six months after many of them revolted against the central bank's crackdown on the offshore ringgit trading market.

17 Mar 2017

Fed rate hikes could spell end to global easing

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve's return to higher interest rates could lend a hand to beleaguered counterparts in Japan and Europe and signal the end of a long cycle of monetary stimulus across Asia, as central banks from Beijing to Ankara to London reacted on Thursday to the U.S. policy change.


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