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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 Nov 2017

BlackRock: Don't look for double-digit returns in Australia

SYDNEY The chief investment officer of BlackRock Inc's Australian arm said on Friday that investors should not expect double-digit gains from the country's stock market in the near-term.

16 Nov 2017

Australia's Commonwealth Bank overcomes protest votes at testy AGM

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia easily overcame protest votes against executive remuneration and board appointments at an annual general meeting on Thursday, as it tries to rebuild its reputation after a series of scandals.

15 Nov 2017

Australia's NAB finds weaknesses in money-laundering controls

SYDNEY, Nov 15 National Australia Bank has found weaknesses in systems that monitor customers as part of a programme to comply with money-laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws, and flagged further problems could be discovered.

13 Nov 2017

Australia's IFM Investors targets growth in Asia

SYDNEY Australian fund manager IFM Investors said it is targeting investment in airports in Japan's massive asset privatization drive as the fund increases its exposure to Asia.

08 Nov 2017

Australia's CBA beats expectations as margins improve

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia said on Wednesday first-quarter cash profit jumped 10 percent, topping analyst expectations, as impairment charges fell to a record low and higher mortgage rates widened its home-lending margins.

02 Nov 2017

India's Adani in talks with Chinese engineering firm for Carmichael financing - sources

SYDNEY Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises is in talks with China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) for the financing of a controversial coal mine project in Australia, two sources with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday.

02 Nov 2017

National Australia Bank to slash headcount as profit breaks record

SYDNEY National Australia Bank (NAB) flagged thousands of job cuts as it posted a record annual cash profit of A$6.64 billion ($5.1 billion) on Thursday, underpinned by surging home loan volumes and higher business lending margins.

01 Nov 2017

Chinese firms among bidders for Australia's I-MED, valued at over $765 million: sources

HONG KONG/SYDNEY Two Chinese healthcare firms are among investors seeking to buy Australia's I-MED Radiology Network in a deal that could value the X-ray provider at more than A$1 billion ($765 million), people with knowledge of the matter said.

27 Oct 2017

Australia's Macquarie posts record H1 profit, shares jump to record high

SYDNEY Australia's biggest investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd on Friday posted record first-half profits, upgraded its full-year earnings forecast and unveiled plans for a A$1 billion ($766 million) share buyback, sending its stock to an all-time high.

26 Oct 2017

ANZ in profit rebound but warns of murky outlook for revenue growth

SYDNEY Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd booked an 18 percent jump in annual cash profit on lower bad debts and cost cuts, but warned that finding revenue growth was getting harder.

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