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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

20 Mar 2018

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom asks for Obama to appear in NZ damages case

WELLINGTON Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom said on Tuesday he has filed an application for former U.S. President Barack Obama to appear in court in relation to a damages claim over his defunct Megaupload streaming website while Obama visits New Zealand this week.

13 Mar 2018

Bitcoin start-ups in Asia take aim at remittances market

HONG KONG/SEOUL Bitcoin, battered by warnings about volatility and bubble-like appreciation, may have found a way to play a niche role in a big market: overseas money transfers.

01 Mar 2018

Manufacturing vigour remains, strong currencies hinder exports

LONDON/HONG KONG Manufacturing data painted a mixed picture of economic activity across the globe, with stronger currencies hurting exporters, but the growth momentum demonstrated at the start of the year appears to have only dwindled slightly. | Video

01 Mar 2018

China's vigour surprises, strong regional currencies hinder Asian exporters

HONG KONG Manufacturing data painted a mixed picture of economic activity in Asia, with strong currencies hurting exporters in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, while China surprisingly showed resilience amid fears tighter regulations may slow growth.

15 Feb 2018

What inflation fears? Asia bond markets bet on regional rates staying low

HONG KONG Asia's relatively stable bonds and money markets seem immune to the inflation fears that convulsed global equities recently, as investors bet the continent's major economies will keep interest rates low as price pressures remain benign.

07 Feb 2018

A faster pace of U.S. rate hikes could pressure Philippines on outflows

MANILA/HONG KONG The Philippines has drawn kudos and inflows as one of Asia's fastest growing economies, but some economic indicators raise a question of whether it could be a soft spot if U.S. interest rate hikes spur capital outflows from Asia this year.

01 Feb 2018

Factories start 2018 on solid footing

LONDON/HONG KONG Factories across the globe got off to a strong start this year, with manufacturing activity in most countries gaining momentum and hitting multi-year highs. | Video

01 Feb 2018

Asian factories kick off 2018 on strong note, but inflation still missing

HONG KONG Asia's factories got off to a strong start in 2018, with manufacturing activity in many countries gaining momentum and hitting multi-year highs as global demand for hi-tech products remained strong.

18 Jan 2018

Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SEOUL/HONG KONG Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent. | Video

16 Jan 2018

China's Dagong lowers U.S. sovereign ratings to Peru level following tax cuts

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's Dagong Global Credit Rating Co, one of the country's major ratings firms, cut the sovereign ratings of the United States to BBB+ from A-, saying the tax reductions announced last month weakened Washington's ability to repay debt.

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