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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 12 2017

European banks test Chile salmon farms' choppy waters

SANTIAGO European banks are stepping up their financing of Chile's embattled salmon farmers, sensing a rebound from years of environmental catastrophes and disease that have left Santiago-listed lenders more wary of the sector.

Sep 26 2017

Chile left-wing candidates could form alliance, threatening market rally

SANTIAGO Chile's stock market has priced in a victory of conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera, even though progressive candidates could form an alliance in a December runoff, traders and analysts said.

Sep 21 2017

Oil-patch IOU: Argentina's late subsidy payments hurt gas producers

BUENOS AIRES Argentina is behind on at least $700 million in promised subsidy payments to natural gas producers, hurting oil companies at a time when the government is trying to woo more investment in the nation's energy sector.

Sep 06 2017

Argentina businesses plead for lower taxes

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 6 Argentine businesses are warning President Mauricio Macri's government that a fiscal reform planned for after October's mid-term election must significantly cut their tax bills even as it strives to preserve government revenues.

Aug 31 2017

Argentina to cut subsidies by 0.6 pct of GDP in 2018 -source

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 31 Argentina plans to cut energy and transportation subsidies worth 0.6 percent of gross domestic product next year as the government aims to lower the fiscal deficit to 3.2 percent of GDP, a Treasury Ministry official told Reuters on Thursday.

Aug 24 2017

'End-of-the-world' factories struggle to adapt to Macri's Argentina

RIO GRANDE, Argentina On a recent morning, workers wearing blue shirts and black gloves assembled digital TV set-top boxes inside one of the world's most unlikely factory towns. | Video

Aug 15 2017

U.S. confident of 'peaceable' Venezuelan solution: Pence

BUENOS AIRES U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro. | Video

Jul 31 2017

Argentine peso breaks sharp slide after central bank intervenes

BUENOS AIRES, July 31 Argentina's peso currency rose against the dollar on Monday for the first time in two weeks, after the central bank intervened in the foreign exchange markets on Friday to halt the peso's rapid decline to historic lows.

Jul 20 2017

Argentina suspends capital gains tax for foreigners ahead of reforms

BUENOS AIRES Argentina on Thursday suspended a tax on foreigners' capital gains, just two days after it had been announced, after market participants complained the surprise move was inconsistent with President Mauricio Macri's pro-market agenda.

Jul 12 2017

Tariff fight roils Argentina’s shale patch as Macri opens trade

BUENOS AIRES Argentina needs oil rigs to develop its vast shale oil and gas resources. The United States has plenty of idle equipment laying around after its own unconventional drilling boom cooled.

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