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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 25 2017

Brazil hikes mining royalties to ease budget deficit

BRASILIA Brazil unveiled plans on Tuesday to raise revenue from mining royalties by 80 percent, the latest measure to shore up government finances, and cut red tape in attempt to attract more foreign investment amid a weak economic recovery.

Jul 06 2017

Ford's China sales bounce back in June as tax impact fades

BEIJING Ford Motor Co said its China sales surged 15 percent in June, their strongest pace of the year, and it was optimistic about the outlook for the second half as the industry puts the phasing out of a tax cut behind it.

Jun 15 2017

China freezes green car licences amid ongoing quality issues

BEIJING China has put approvals for new electric vehicle ventures on hold until next year, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as quality issues continue to dog the world's largest market for green cars.

Jun 15 2017

China freezes green car licences amid ongoing quality issues

BEIJING, June 15 China has put approvals for new electric vehicle ventures on hold until next year, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as quality issues continue to dog the world's largest market for green cars.

Jun 13 2017

Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

BEIJING Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed country where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un. | Video

Jun 12 2017

China's monthly vehicle sales post first back-to-back drop since 2015

BEIJING Chinese auto sales slipped in May from a year ago, registering two straight months of declines for the first time since 2015, with the automakers' association saying the weakness may drag on as the rollback of a tax incentive continues to hurt.

Jun 07 2017

Ford offering new China price discounts, as sales fall in May

BEIJING Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday its China sales fell 3 percent year-on-year in May, the third decline so far this year, and indicated it would offer local customers discounts to help boost sales of its ageing lineup of cars.

Jun 01 2017

Germany's Daimler to take minority stake in Chinese electric car venture

BEIJING German automaker Daimler said on Thursday it will become a minority shareholder in its Chinese joint venture partner Beijing Automotive Group's (BAIC Group) [BEJINS.UL] electric vehicle subsidiary.

Jun 01 2017

Germany's Daimler to take minority stake in Chinese electric car venture

BEIJING, June 1 German automaker Daimler said on Thursday it will become a minority shareholder in its Chinese joint venture partner Beijing Automotive Group's (BAIC Group) electric vehicle subsidiary.

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.

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