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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

24 Apr 2018

Argentina to unveil road project bids in first wave of $26.5 bln plan

BUENOS AIRES, April 24 Argentina is set on Tuesday to unveil the bidders for six road projects that need around $8 billion in investment, in a big test of how public private partnerships (PPPs) can help cash-starved Latin American governments beef up infrastructure.

05 Apr 2018

U.S., China rivalry poses risks, benefits for Latin America

MENDOZA, Argentina As the trade dispute between the United States and China was gaining steam last month, a half-dozen Chinese dancers and a person in a panda bear suit paraded across a stage inside a hotel lobby in the heart of Argentina's wine country.

27 Mar 2018

Flows into Global X's Argentina ETF slow as EM volatility increases

BUENOS AIRES Money flows into Global X Funds' Argentina-focused exchange traded fund (ETF) have slowed this year, the company's director of research said on Tuesday, as investors worry about the country's progress on reforms and increased volatility in emerging markets.

27 Mar 2018

Flows into Global X's Argentina ETF slow as EM volatility increases

BUENOS AIRES, March 27 Money flows into Global X Funds' Argentina-focused exchange traded fund (ETF) have slowed this year, the company's director of research said on Tuesday, as investors worry about the country's progress on reforms and increased volatility in emerging markets.

20 Mar 2018

Europeans say significant obstacles remain to Mercosur trade deal

BUENOS AIRES European officials said this week that significant obstacles remain to a long-delayed trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur, even as South American officials expressed optimism a deal would be finalised soon.

19 Mar 2018

U.S. tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting

BUENOS AIRES Worries about the potential for a U.S.-China trade war and frustration over U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs threatened to dominate a gathering of finance leaders this week amid strengthening growth.

15 Mar 2018

Argentina plans 2019 payment of $1.5 bln in delayed gas subsidies

BUENOS AIRES, March 15 Argentina plans to pay the $1.5 billion in natural gas production subsidies it owes to oil companies in installments beginning in January 2019, Energy and Mining Minister Juan Jose Aranguren told reporters on Thursday.

14 Mar 2018

Argentina 2018 growth seen around 3 percent after drought: official

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's economy will expand between 0.5 and 1 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared with last quarter, and 3 percent year-over-year, though a severe drought will reduce full-year growth, a Treasury Ministry official said on Wednesday.

13 Mar 2018

Oil majors' interest in Argentina tests free-market reforms

BUENOS AIRES Oil majors are evaluating bids for offshore exploration rights in Argentina, a major change in a country that sent Spanish energy giant Repsol packing six years ago and has seen little offshore exploration for decades.

13 Mar 2018

Oil majors' interest in Argentina tests free-market reforms

BUENOS AIRES Oil majors are evaluating bids for offshore exploration rights in Argentina, a major change in a country that sent Spanish energy giant Repsol packing six years ago and has seen little offshore exploration for decades.

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