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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

12 Jan 2018

Year of policy tightening set for early Canadian test

DUBLIN The Bank of Canada will get the first crack in the coming week at demonstrating whether, as many expect, monetary policy among the world's major economies is set to tighten more in 2018 than in any year since the crisis.

07 Jan 2018

Former WTO, Goldman and BP chief Peter Sutherland dies at 71

DUBLIN Former World Trade Organization director general Peter Sutherland, who was also a long-serving chairman of oil giant BP and the overseas arm of Goldman Sachs, died on Sunday aged 71.

04 Jan 2018

Ireland does not see big investment impact from US tax changes

DUBLIN Ireland's investment agency does not expect corporate tax changes in the United States to have a significant impact on multinational companies' continued investment in Ireland, its chief executive said on Thursday.

03 Jan 2018

First bond sale under MiFID II rules goes smoothly, Ireland says

DUBLIN, Jan 3 In the first test case of a major sovereign syndication under sweeping new financial market rules, Ireland's debt agency said the process went relatively smoothly, soothing concerns that the new regulations could prove disruptive to bond transactions.

03 Jan 2018

Ireland raises four billion euros in new 10-year debt

DUBLIN (Reuters/IFR) - Ireland kicked off its annual funding drive by raising 4 billion euros (£3.54 billion) with a syndicated 10-year bond on Wednesday, covering around a quarter of its issuance target just three days into the year.

02 Jan 2018

Irish manufacturing growth ends 2017 at record high - PMI

DUBLIN Irish factory activity expanded at the fastest pace on record as 2017 drew to a close, as soaring output led manufacturers to take on staff at a record rate, a survey showed on Tuesday.

15 Dec 2017

Irish GDP skewed again, but 'real' growth very strong

DUBLIN Statistical distortions catapulted Ireland's gross domestic product (GDP) index to apparent annual growth of 10.5 percent in the third quarter, but underlying data nevertheless showed the real economy performing very strongly.

14 Dec 2017

Ryanair warns of disruption as more pilots join planned strike

DUBLIN Ryanair is making contingency plans for disruption to flights after pilot unions in three countries announced strikes for the coming days and two others threatened industrial action.

12 Dec 2017

Some Ryanair pilots in Ireland to strike, German union steps up pressure

BERLIN/DUBLIN Some of Ryanair's Irish-based pilots served notice of a one-day strike on Tuesday and German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said strike action was also possible in Germany in a growing push for better conditions at the Irish budget carrier.

08 Dec 2017

Ireland hails 'bullet-proof' border deal, sees less damaging Brexit

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hailed a "politically bullet proof" agreement on its border with Northern Ireland as a very significant day for the island and one that pushed all sides towards a less economically damaging Brexit by Britain.

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