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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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20 Oct 2017

Private sector left in dust in Indonesia's infrastructure push

JAKARTA Soon after Indonesian President Joko Widodo took office in 2014, he ordered his ministers to give private companies first pick of profitable infrastructure projects, until then usually grabbed by state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

09 Oct 2017

Indonesia investigates StanChart over $1.4 billion transfer

JAKARTA Indonesia is investigating reports that $1.4 billion (1.07 billion pounds) held by Standard Chartered Plc in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to Singapore just before the island moved to new tax transparency rules, tax and regulatory officials said.

09 Oct 2017

Indonesia says investigating StanChart $1.4 billion transfer to Singapore

JAKARTA Indonesia is investigating reports that $1.4 billion held by Standard Chartered Plc in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to Singapore just before the island moved to new tax transparency rules, officials said.

09 Oct 2017

Indonesia says investigating StanChart $1.4 bln transfer to Singapore

JAKARTA, Oct 9 Indonesia is investigating reports that $1.4 billion held by Standard Chartered Plc in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to Singapore just before the island moved to new tax transparency rules, officials said.

29 Aug 2017

Freeport, Indonesia to end years of wrangling over mining rights

JAKARTA Indonesia on Tuesday agreed to let Freeport-McMoRan Inc keep operating its giant Grasberg copper mine, after the U.S. company said it would cede control of its Indonesian unit, ending years of wrangling.

16 Aug 2017

Indonesia president pledges to tackle extremism, wealth distribution

JAKARTA Indonesia's president said on Wednesday that the world's most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.

20 Jul 2017

Indonesia central bank keeps rates steady, sees slower second-quarter growth

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank on Thursday held its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a ninth straight policy meeting, although it said the economy likely grew more slowly than initially expected in the second quarter.

13 Jun 2017

Indonesia has reached tax deal with Google for 2016, finance minister says

JAKARTA Indonesia has reached a tax settlement with Alphabet Inc's Google for 2016, the country's finance minister said, following a months-long dispute over allegations that the search giant had not made enough annual payments to the government.

17 May 2017

Indonesia gives tax office access to accounts at financial institutions

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a new regulation giving tax authorities access to information on accounts held at financial institutions, including banks.

05 May 2017

Indonesia's first-quarter GDP growth edges up on higher exports

JAKARTA Indonesia's economic growth picked up a touch in the first quarter on firmer export prices of some commodities and stronger demand in major trading partners, though analysts were split on how far this momentum will carry through to the rest of the year.

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