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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

Oct 11 2017

Uber says committed to Egypt, announces $20 million investment

CAIRO Uber is committed to Egypt despite challenges presented by sweeping economic reforms and record inflation, the company said on Tuesday as it announced $20 million of investment in its new support center in Cairo. | Video

Oct 04 2017

Egypt's bank reserve hike may be precursor of benchmark rate cut

CAIRO, Oct 4 Egypt has raised banks' reserve requirements, tightening monetary policy in the sector in what economists said may permit and signal a cut to benchmark interest rates after three hikes since November.

Sep 26 2017

Egypt on track for year-end IMF payment, but 32 percent inflation a worry

CAIRO Egypt has made a "good start" to its reform programme despite seeking waivers for missing targets in June and a deeper-than-expected currency depreciation, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Aug 24 2017

Egypt's Carbon Holdings aims to start building Tahrir petrochemicals project by June

CAIRO Egypt's Carbon Holdings aims to finalize funding and start building its massive Tahrir petrochemicals project by June, producing raw materials desperately needed to boost the country's industrial sector, its chief executive told Reuters.

Aug 22 2017

Egypt policy measures improve banking but investments slow, BLOM Bank Egypt chief says

CAIRO, Aug 22 Egypt's policy decisions last November to float the pound and subsequently raise interest rates have improved conditions for the banking sector but have slowed investment and dampened consumer loan demand, BLOM Bank Egypt's CEO told Reuters.

Aug 15 2017

Egypt's unemployment rate below 12 percent for first time since 2011 -CAPMAS

CAIRO, Aug 15 Egypt's unemployment rate dipped below 12 percent in the second quarter, the first time it has been that low since the political uprising of 2011.

Jul 20 2017

Egypt's economic growth to pick up slightly this fiscal year: Poll

CAIRO Egypt's economy is expected to grow by 4 percent in the fiscal year that has just began, a Reuters poll showed, in line with government forecasts, before picking up to 4.3 percent in 2018/2019.

Jun 22 2017

Egypt court ruling revives row over ergot fungus in wheat imports

CAIRO A court that ordered the suspension of Egypt's food inspection system based its ruling in part on the quarantine service's right to ban grain imports with any trace of the ergot fungus, raising the possibility the controversial rule could be restored.

Jun 13 2017

Egyptian court suspends food inspection system meant to ease trade

CAIRO An Egyptian court on Tuesday suspended a food inspection system launched to reform the trade in agricultural commodities, lawyers on the case told Reuters, sowing uncertainty again over imports of wheat in the world's largest buyer of the grain.

May 13 2017

Egypt uncovers chamber of mummies, sees life for tourism

MINYA, Egypt Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site replete with at least 17 mummies, most fully intact, the latest in a string of discoveries that the country's antiquities minister described as a helping hand from the crypt for its struggling tourism sector.

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