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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

17 Sep 2018

Allianz's Australian unit misled travelling clients with 'unlimited' insurance - inquiry

SYDNEY An Australian unit of German insurer Allianz SE sold travel insurance that misleadingly promised unlimited emergency medical cover wherever people were even though the policies had limits on both cost and location, a misconduct inquiry heard on Monday.

17 Sep 2018

Australia's AMP charged life insurance premiums to dead clients: inquiry

SYDNEY Australia's biggest listed wealth manager AMP Ltd charged life insurance premiums to dead customers even after concerns over the practice were raised by a staff member, a powerful misconduct inquiry heard on Monday.

17 Sep 2018

Australia's AMP charged life insurance premiums to dead clients - inquiry

* It instead refunds funds when policies are accepted and paid

14 Sep 2018

Australia watchdog files civil suit against ANZ over 2015 share issue

SYDNEY Australia's corporate watchdog sued Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd on Friday over a troubled A$2.5 billion (1.4 billion pounds) share placement, flexing its muscle amid criticism levied at regulators for being soft on finance firms.

13 Sep 2018

Oxford trumps Blackstone bid for Australia's Investa, wins over top investor

SYDNEY Canadian landlord Oxford Properties Group has sweetened its bid for Australian office owner Investa Office Fund to A$5.60 ($4.02) per share, escalating a bidding war with private equity giant Blackstone Group .

13 Sep 2018

Australian insurer hired a private eye to surveil mentally ill woman

SYDNEY An Australian life insurer paid a private investigator who covertly filmed a mentally-ill woman eating breakfast, holding hands with her partner and undressing at a swimming pool in a bid to find evidence to avoid paying her claim, an inquiry into finance sector misconduct heard on Thursday.

13 Sep 2018

Australia regulator allowed insurer to avoid fine over misleading ads

SYDNEY Australia's corporate regulator allowed an insurer to make a A$300,000 community donation to resolve cases of misleading advertising which could have drawn fines of up to A$8 million ($5.7 million), an inquiry into financial sector misconduct heard on Thursday.

13 Sep 2018

CORRECTED-Australia regulator allowed insurer to avoid fine over misleading ads

SYDNEY, Sept 13 Australia's corporate regulator allowed an insurer to make a A$300,000 community donation to resolve cases of misleading advertising which could have drawn fines of up to A$8 million ($5.7 million), an inquiry into financial sector misconduct heard on Thursday.

12 Sep 2018

Australia's CBA rejected heart attack insurance claim using outdated model

SYDNEY The insurance arm of Commonwealth Bank of Australia rejected a trauma payout to a customer using outdated criterion that found his heart attack was not severe enough, a powerful public inquiry into the financial sector heard on Wednesday.

11 Sep 2018

Glencore-led Australian coal port wins court nod on $3.2 billion debt refinancing

SYDNEY Australia's Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal obtained court approval on Tuesday for a $3.2 billion debt refinancing plan, offering respite to its owners who would have had to start repayments this month.

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