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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

21 Sep 2017

Oil-patch IOU - Argentina's late subsidy payments hurt gas producers

BUENOS AIRES Argentina is behind on at least $700 million (519 million pounds) in promised subsidy payments to natural gas producers, hurting oil companies at a time when the government is trying to woo more investment in the nation's energy sector.

06 Sep 2017

Argentina businesses plead for lower taxes

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 6 Argentine businesses are warning President Mauricio Macri's government that a fiscal reform planned for after October's mid-term election must significantly cut their tax bills even as it strives to preserve government revenues.

24 Aug 2017

'End-of-the-world' factories struggle to adapt to Macri's Argentina

RIO GRANDE, Argentina On a recent morning, workers wearing blue shirts and black gloves assembled digital TV set-top boxes inside one of the world's most unlikely factory towns. | Video

15 Aug 2017

U.S. confident of 'peaceable' Venezuelan solution - Pence

BUENOS AIRES U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro. | Video

31 Jul 2017

Argentine peso breaks sharp slide after central bank intervenes

BUENOS AIRES, July 31 Argentina's peso currency rose against the dollar on Monday for the first time in two weeks, after the central bank intervened in the foreign exchange markets on Friday to halt the peso's rapid decline to historic lows.

20 Jul 2017

Argentina suspends capital gains tax for foreigners ahead of reforms

BUENOS AIRES Argentina on Thursday suspended a tax on foreigners' capital gains, just two days after it had been announced, after market participants complained the surprise move was inconsistent with President Mauricio Macri's pro-market agenda.

12 Jul 2017

Tariff fight roils Argentina’s shale patch as Macri opens trade

BUENOS AIRES Argentina needs oil rigs to develop its vast shale oil and gas resources. The United States has plenty of idle equipment laying around after its own unconventional drilling boom cooled.

21 Jun 2017

Investors look toward further Argentina reforms after MSCI snub

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK The surprise decision by benchmark investment index provider MSCI to not promote Argentina to its emerging markets stock index could delay much-needed investment in the country, showing that President Mauricio Macri's reform agenda is still far from complete, investors said on Wednesday.

21 Jun 2017

Argentina stocks tumble, peso hits record low on MSCI snub

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK, June 21 Argentine stocks tumbled and the country’s peso currency fell to a record low on Wednesday, a day after index provider MSCI surprised investors by not promoting the country to its emerging markets index.

19 Jun 2017

Argentina raises eyebrows with surprise 100-year bond sale

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK Argentina sold $2.75 billion of a hotly demanded 100-year bond in U.S. dollars on Monday, just over a year after emerging from its latest default, according to the government.

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