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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.

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21 Aug 2018

Australia's central bank a 'source of stability' amid political turmoil

SYDNEY Australia's central bank is seeking to be "a source of stability and confidence" by keeping rates at record lows as the future of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was put in doubt by a leadership spill and sliding voter support.

17 Aug 2018

Australia central bank governor signals lower for longer rates

SYDNEY Australia's top central banker made an explicit case on Friday for rates to remain at record lows for some time yet as inflation stays lukewarm while there is still some spare capacity in the labor market.

17 Aug 2018

RBA governor 'appalled' at banks' behavior

SYDNEY Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe said on Friday he was "incredibly disappointed" and "appalled" at the behavior of the country's banks after a high-level inquiry into the sector unearthed misconduct and malpractice.

17 Aug 2018

UPDATE 1-Australia RBA governor 'appalled' at banks' behaviour

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10 Aug 2018

Analysts bet on higher kiwi but central bank goes dovish; Aussie seen rangebound: Reuters poll

SYDNEY Foreign exchange analysts had been expecting the New Zealand dollar to strengthen during the course of a year, according to a Reuters poll, but were caught off guard as the country's dovish central bank sent the currency careening off its stubborn trading range this week.

07 Aug 2018

Australia's population to hit 25 million, a decade earlier than forecast

SYDNEY Australia's population will hit a record 25 million on Tuesday, almost a decade earlier than projected, as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, latest government data shows.

03 Aug 2018

Australian second-quarter retail sales brighten prospects for GDP

SYDNEY Australian retailers enjoyed their best sales in a year last quarter as discounting drove goods off the shelves, suggesting consumer spending helped the economy maintain momentum.

23 Jul 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar dips, stocks slip on Trump remarks

SYDNEY, July 23 The dollar declined on Monday against major currencies to its lowest in more than two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump criticised the Federal Reserve's tightening policy, while stocks slipped on fears of further trade protectionist measures.

18 Jul 2018

Going, going gone for Australia's house price boom. And some investors smell trouble

SYDNEY It's a winter weekend in Sydney's bustling northern suburb of Chatswood and a three-bedroom family house sporting an endless garden is up for auction. It's priced to sell at A$1.88 million ($1.4 million) but no buyers bite and the sale is abandoned.

16 Jul 2018

FOREX-Dollar gains fade on China-EU summit, U.S. data eyed

SYDNEY, July 16 The dollar eased a bit against most major currencies on positive trade talks between China and the European Union although softer economic data from China and Beijing's escalating trade war with the United States tempered the enthusiasm.

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