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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

Sep 13 2016

Australia to extend money laundering laws

SYDNEY, Sept 14 The Australian government is reviving long-stalled plans to extend anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws to capture lawyers, accountants, real estate agents and jewellers, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said.

May 02 2016

As Australian banks snub remitters, digital players emerge

SYDNEY Digital money transfer companies including PayPal Holdings are rushing to grab a share of Australia's $35 billion remittance market, hoping to plug a vacuum left by the major domestic banks' exit from the space last year. U.S.-listed PayPal intends to roll out its online remitting platform Xoom into Australia soon, senior executives told Reuters, while U.K.-based WorldRemit in April said it had chosen Australia as its Asia-Pacific base.

Apr 05 2016

Australian regulator starts legal action against Westpac over alleged rate-fixing

SYDNEY Australia's securities regulator said on Tuesday it has started legal action against Westpac Banking Corp for allegedly fixing the bank bill swap reference rate (BBSW), an allegation the bank said it rejects.

Mar 22 2016

Australia is ideal testing ground for blockchain-based trading, says Masters

SYDNEY Blythe Masters, the banker widely credited with inventing the credit default swap, has set her sights on a new target for innovation and disruption: Australia's securities trading infrastructure.

Feb 15 2016

Australia plans new interbank rate-setting scheme by year-end

SYDNEY, Feb 15 Australia will move to a new process by the end of this year for setting its credit market reference rate, even as the corporate regulator reportedly prepares to launch its first civil action for attempted rate rigging.

Sep 03 2015

Fee concerns cloud Australia corporate registry sale

SYDNEY, Sept 3 The Australian government is under fire over proposed changes to the fees charged by its corporate regulator's registry arm ahead of the unit's possible sale, with critics warning against double-dipping and fee-gouging to boost the asset's value.

Jul 17 2012

Australian benchmark offers new model for tarnished Libor

SYDNEY Australia's market interest-rate setting mechanism could provide an improved model to the London interbank offered rate, a global benchmark under a cloud for manipulated contributions, because of a key difference -- it uses actual deals to determine rates.

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