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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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31 Aug 2017

Danish government aims to control growth, but ally has different ideas

COPENHAGEN Denmark's government proposed a fiscal policy on Thursday that it hopes will keep the economy from expanding too fast, but its parliamentary ally is pushing for increased welfare spending that could cause growth to accelerate.

24 Aug 2017

Denmark wants to attract more IPOs by cutting tax on equity investments

COPENHAGEN, Aug 24 Denmark wants to reduce the tax on equity investments, copying a Swedish and Norwegian model as it aims to encourage more companies to list their shares in Copenhagen, its business minister told Reuters.

07 Apr 2017

Denmark spurned Chinese offer for Greenland base over security - sources

COPENHAGEN Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said.

30 Mar 2017

Danish government considers sale of holiday homes to foreigners

COPENHAGEN, March 30 Denmark may relax its strict ban on foreigners buying holiday homes in a bid to boost demand in rural areas, Finance Minister Kristian Jensen told Reuters on Thursday.

10 Mar 2017

Danish pension providers in push-back on added regulation

COPENHAGEN, March 10 Danish pension firms are lobbying against a regulator's proposal that would force them to give customers detailed forecasts on future payout and risk, offering instead to set standards themselves, the Danish Insurance Association said on Friday.

07 Mar 2017

Maersk could land Danish North Sea oil deal within days: sources

COPENHAGEN Oil and shipping conglomerate A.P Moller-Maersk could land a deal with the Danish government on oil and gas operations in the North Sea within days, political sources with knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters on Tuesday.

21 Feb 2017

Denmark would not oppose Britain turning itself into tax haven

COPENHAGEN Denmark would not oppose Britain trying to turn itself into a tax haven to woo companies after it leaves the European Union as it would put pressure on EU countries to increase their competitiveness too, the new foreign minister said.

03 Feb 2017

Denmark needs urgent job reforms to avoid workforce shortage: minister

COPENHAGEN Denmark must adopt reforms to expand the workforce this year or a shortage of workers in some areas will dampen economic growth in the future, Economy Minister Simon Emil Ammitzboll told Reuters in an interview.

01 Dec 2016

Denmark's new government could ease taxi law

COPENHAGEN Denmark's new liberal government could move to deregulate taxi laws, transport minister Ole Birk Olesen told Reuters, a move that would help Uber [UBER.UL] to challenge opposition from industry and union supporters in parliament.

01 Dec 2016

INTERVIEW-Denmark's new government could ease taxi law

COPENHAGEN, Dec 1 Denmark's new liberal government could move to deregulate taxi laws, transport minister Ole Birk Olesen told Reuters, a move that would help Uber to challenge opposition from industry and union supporters in parliament.

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