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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

15 Jan 2018

Singapore central bank head hopes cryptocurrency tech will survive 'crash'

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank head said on Monday he hoped the technologies underpinning cryptocurrencies such as blockchain would not be undermined by an eventual crash in the virtual coins.

02 Jan 2018

Singapore's solid fourth-quarter growth bolsters bets on central bank tightening

SINGAPORE Singapore's economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter as factories lost steam, but a services sector recovery has bolstered expectations the central bank could tighten monetary policy as early as April, sending the local currency higher.

02 Jan 2018

Dollar on defensive at start of 2018; Asian currencies shine

SINGAPORE The dollar languished near a three-month low versus a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as markets reopened at the start of 2018, while Asian currencies such as the Chinese yuan began the year on a high note.

26 Dec 2017

Singapore fourth-quarter GDP growth seen slowing from blistering third-quarter pace

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy is expected to have lost some steam in the fourth quarter, but may show enough momentum to keep alive expectations of a monetary policy tightening next year.

26 Dec 2017

Singapore November factory output below forecast, may temper Q4 GDP

SINGAPORE Singapore's industrial production in November rose less than expected from a year earlier, underscoring expectations for a moderation in the city-state's economic growth in the fourth quarter.

22 Dec 2017

Singapore authorities' housing market warning may fall on deaf ears

SINGAPORE Singapore's authorities are concerned the island-state's property market could be setting itself up for a fall.

19 Dec 2017

Bitcoin warnings grow more strident as Singapore urges 'extreme caution'

SINGAPORE/LONDON Global financial regulators are beginning to warn the public against the risks of investing in a market that many feel is in a speculative bubble, with Singapore's central bank on Tuesday urging "extreme caution" about buying cryptocurrencies.

12 Dec 2017

Dollar firm with focus on Fed meeting; kiwi edges higher

SINGAPORE The dollar held firm near two-week highs versus a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with traders awaiting the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week for fresh catalysts.

01 Dec 2017

Microchip surge warps Singapore's economic and policy outlook

SINGAPORE The race to build microchips to meet global demand for electronic gadgets is exaggerating Singapore's economic rebound, creating a potential headache for policymakers deciding whether to tighten monetary conditions for the first time in six years.

23 Nov 2017

Singapore Q3 GDP growth quickest in almost four years, raises tightening prospects

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy grew at its quickest pace in nearly four years in the third quarter, thanks to a boom in manufacturing that some analysts say will encourage tighter monetary policy next year.

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