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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

Apr 27 2017

Taiwan posts solid first-quarter growth as global shoppers splurge on phones, hi-tech

TAIPEI Taiwan reported solid first-quarter economic growth on Friday as strong global demand for components for the new iPhone and other electronic gadgets keep Asia's hi-tech factories humming.

Apr 21 2017

Exclusive: Troubled Taiwan shipping line Yang Ming cuts Iran service

LONDON/TAIPEI Taiwan's troubled Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp is halting its container service to Iran, becoming the first foreign shipping line to abandon the route a year after international sanctions on Tehran were lifted, according to a company source.

Apr 20 2017

Taiwan confident of being removed from U.S. currency watch list

TAIPEI Taiwan's trade surplus with the United States is significantly smaller than Washington estimates, the economics minister said, a point it hopes to press in its bid to get off the U.S. Treasury's watch list of potential currency manipulators.

Apr 18 2017

Taiwan says Chinese activist agrees to return home

TAIPEI A Chinese activist who had reportedly intended to seek asylum in Taiwan has flown back to China voluntarily, a Taiwan official said on Wednesday, averting a potential diplomatic confrontation.

Apr 18 2017

Taiwan detains Chinese asylum seeker, deciding whether to deport

TAIPEI Taiwan said on Tuesday it had apprehended a Chinese activist who had slipped away from his tour group last week, and authorities were deciding whether to deport him or risk fraying relations with Beijing by granting him sanctuary as a political refugee.

Mar 30 2017

Taiwan's Fubon to sell out of Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd

TAIPEI Fubon Financial Holding Co is planning to take a cash offer for its entire stake in Delta Lloyd from NN Group amid concerns about the outlook for the two Dutch insurers' merger.

Mar 23 2017

Taiwan unveils $29 billion stimulus amid uncertainty over U.S., China

TAIPEI Taiwan announced a T$882.4 billion ($29 billion) stimulus package on Thursday to boost its export-driven economy in the face of uncertainty from its two largest trading partners, the United States and China.

Mar 01 2017

Taiwan sits out forex intervention to duck Trump blast

TAIPEI Taiwan’s central bank, fearful of being labeled a currency manipulator by U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled back on intervention to weaken the Taiwan dollar, making it Asia's second best-performing currency in 2017.

Mar 01 2017

Taiwan unlikely to be labeled currency manipulator by U.S. government: central bank chief

TAIPEI Taiwan's central bank governor said on Thursday the U.S. government is unlikely to label the country as a currency manipulator under the existing criteria used by the U.S. Treasury to assess currency policies of its trading partners.

Mar 01 2017

Formosa expects faster ok for U.S. petrochemical plant under new EPA chief

TAIPEI Formosa Petrochemical Corp. expects faster approval for a planned $9.4 billion petrochemical plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana under the administration of President Donald Trump, the company's chairman said on Wednesday.

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