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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

Jul 06 2017

U.S. cars a tough sell in South Korea even as Trump targets trade deal

SEOUL U.S. auto imports from the likes of General Motors and Ford Motor must become more chic, affordable or fuel-efficient to reap the rewards of President Donald Trump's attempts to renegotiate a trade deal with key ally South Korea, officials and industry experts in Seoul say.

Jul 05 2017

Britain's GFG Alliance says signed binding agreement to buy Australia's Arrium

SYDNEY/SEOUL British consortium GFG Alliance said on Wednesday it had signed a binding agreement to acquire deeply indebted Australian steel company Arrium Ltd , trumping a South Korean group backed by steel giant Posco .

Jun 19 2017

South Korea's antitrust chief to urge change in talks with chaebol execs

OSONG, South Korea South Korea's antitrust chief said on Monday that he will urge powerful family-run business empires including Samsung and Hyundai to "voluntarily" reform themselves when he meets executives in the wake of a bruising political bribery scandal.

Jun 16 2017

As missile row drags on, South Korea's Lotte still stymied in China

SEOUL, June 16 Five weeks after a liberal president took office in South Korea pledging to ease tensions with China over a controversial missile defense system, the company at the centre of the dispute says it has yet to see any improvement.

Jun 13 2017

Hyundai Motor bets on new small SUV as China sales skid

GOYANG, South Korea Hyundai Motor unveiled its first subcompact sport utility vehicle Kona for advanced markets, including the United States, Europe and South Korea, as it tries to offset sliding sales in China and catch up with rivals in the segment.

May 27 2017

Beijing bling: Hyundai plots China branding reboot after missile row

SEOUL/BEIJING Bruised by anti-Korean sentiment in its biggest market and losing ground to local automakers, Hyundai Motor will open its first Chinese brand store, and may locally assemble its premium Genesis cars and accelerate the launch of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV), people familiar with the plans said.

May 25 2017

South Korea's new president draws ire of small businesses he's vowed to help

SEOUL Small businesses in South Korea fear their profits could be cut to the bone and some could be forced to close if the country's new president pushes ahead with plans to raise minimum wages, restrict contract staff numbers and reduce working hours.

May 23 2017

South Korean 'swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park

SEOUL A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in court on Tuesday to face criminal charges over the corruption scandal that ousted her.

May 23 2017

South Korean 'swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park

SEOUL A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in court on Tuesday to face criminal charges over the corruption scandal that ousted her.

May 20 2017

U.S. regulators open probe into recall of nearly 1.7 million Hyundai, Kia models

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. safety regulators have opened a formal investigation into the recall of nearly 1.7 million vehicles by Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motor Corp over engine defects, according to filings published Saturday.

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