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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

14 Jun 2017

In long-awaited move, Egypt central bank scraps currency transfer limit

CAIRO Egypt's central bank on Wednesday removed limits on international currency transfers, scrapping a $100,000 monthly limit on individual bank transactions in a long-awaited reform intended to lure back badly needed foreign investment.

05 Jun 2017

Some Egyptian banks halt dealings with Qatari banks after rupture - bankers

CAIRO Some Egyptian banks halted dealings with Qatari banks on Monday, four Cairo-based bankers said, responding to Cairo's announcement that it had cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

05 Jun 2017

Some Egyptian banks halt dealings with Qatari banks after rupture: bankers

CAIRO Some Egyptian banks halted dealings with Qatari banks on Monday, four Cairo-based bankers said, responding to Cairo's announcement that it had cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

22 May 2017

Egypt's interest rate hike to curb growth but not inflation, critics say

CAIRO Egypt's financial community says Sunday's 2 percent interest rate hike, in line with calls from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will do little to curb rampant inflation and will harm investment at a time when the country needs it most.

22 May 2017

Egypt's interest rate hike to curb growth but not inflation, critics say

CAIRO, May 22 Egypt's financial community says Sunday's two-percent interest rate hike, in line with calls from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will do little to curb rampant inflation and will harm investment at a time when the country needs it most.

15 May 2017

Egypt still has work to do despite glowing IMF review - economists

CAIRO Egypt should make it easier to do business and try harder to attract direct investment if it is to make progress towards economic recovery after passing its first review from the International Monetary Fund, economists say.

07 Apr 2017

U.S. strikes not seen as gamechanger in complex Syrian conflict

RIYADH/CAIRO U.S. strikes on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack marked a sharp escalation in the country's civil war but were not viewed in the Arab world as a gamechanger in a six-year conflict that has divided the region.

27 Mar 2017

Egypt's central bank seen holding key interest rates on Thursday: Reuters poll

CAIRO Egypt's central bank is expected to shrug off soaring inflation once again and keep interest rates on hold for the fourth meeting in a row since it aggressively hiked rates by 300 basis points in November, a Reuters poll showed.

12 Feb 2017

Egyptians ditch imports and buy local as pound sinks

CAIRO Egyptian chocolate spread maker Swifax has doubled its sales and is struggling to keep up with demand since the pound currency dived in November, forcing shoppers traditionally "obsessed with everything foreign" to ditch pricy imports and buy local.

01 Feb 2017

Egypt's foreign currency inflows rise, investors still need reassurance

CAIRO, Feb 1 An inflow of $9 billion into Egyptian banks since the country's central bank floated its currency shows confidence in the economy is returning, but bankers and economists say investors need reassurance to attract higher volumes.

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