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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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14 Aug 2015

Australia, NZ dlrs find footing after turbulent week

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 14 The Australian dollar was ending the week on a steadier note after China looked to have stopped lowering its yuan for the moment, though its New Zealand counterpart took a knock from soft retail data at home.

13 Aug 2015

Australia, NZ dlrs extend rally as China central bank calms nerves

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 13 The Australian and New Zealand dollars bounced away from six-year lows on Thursday as assurances from China's central bank that it was not aiming to aggressively devalue the yuan helped soothe market jitters.

07 Aug 2015

Australian dollar set with weekly gains; NZD awaits Fonterra

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON The Australian dollar inched up on Friday following a sanguine economic statement by the country's central bank, while the New Zealand dollar held above six-year lows ahead of Fonterra's dairy payout.

05 Jul 2015

Euro hammered on Greek 'No' vote, market volatile

SYDNEY The euro fell sharply on Monday, while the safe-haven Japanese yen rallied after Greeks voted to reject terms of a bailout, setting the country on course to financial ruin that could splinter Europe if creditors refuse further aid.

05 Jul 2015

Euro falls as Greece votes 'No' to bailout package

WELLINGTON The euro fell sharply on Monday in Asia-Pacific trading after Greeks looked to have overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money.

25 Jun 2015

Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line.

25 Jun 2015

Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line.

25 Jun 2015

Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON, June 25 Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line.

15 Mar 2015

Aid teams report devastation and death after Vanuatu cyclone

WELLINGTON The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation. | Video

15 Mar 2015

Aid teams report devastation and death after Vanuatu cyclone

WELLINGTON The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation.

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