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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.

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Jul 20 2017

Indonesia central bank keeps rates steady, sees slower second-quarter growth

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank on Thursday held its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a ninth straight policy meeting, although it said the economy likely grew more slowly than initially expected in the second quarter.

Jul 01 2017

Muslim leader urges Indonesians to boycott Starbucks over LGBT stand

JAKARTA A leader of Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks, saying that the international coffee chain's pro-gay stand risks ruining the "religious and cultured" core of the Southeast Asian nation.

May 18 2017

Indonesia central bank stands pat, keeps wary eye on a range of risks

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, wary of risks including a "big chance" U.S. interest rates will rise in June, on Thursday kept its benchmark where it has been since October and its monetary policy neutral.

May 05 2017

Indonesia's first-quarter GDP growth edges up on higher exports

JAKARTA Indonesia's economic growth picked up a touch in the first quarter on firmer export prices of some commodities and stronger demand in major trading partners, though analysts were split on how far this momentum will carry through to the rest of the year.

Jan 03 2017

Indonesia penalizes JPMorgan for negative report in latest emerging markets skirmish

JAKARTA/NEW YORK Indonesia has cut some ties with JPMorgan Chase & Co after the bank's research analysts issued a negative report on the country, the latest in a series of skirmishes between Wall Street banks and governments in emerging markets.

Dec 15 2016

Indonesia central bank holds key rate, on guard against risks of outflows

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, concluding a policy meeting shortly after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates, on Thursday held its benchmark steady and said it was on guard against "reversals" of capital flows into the country.

Nov 17 2016

Indonesia's central bank holds key rate amid 'escalating' global uncertainty

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, citing "escalating" global economic uncertainty, on Thursday held its key interest rate steady as expected and trimmed its growth forecast for 2017.

Jul 21 2016

Indonesia central bank holds rates, sees 'limited' growth gains

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank on Thursday held its benchmark interest rate, contrary to expectations for a fifth cut this year, and said previous easing moves are helping the sluggish economy improve.

Jul 05 2016

IS-linked suicide bomber attacks Indonesia police, wounding one

JAKARTA An Indonesian suicide bomber believed to be a supporter of the Islamic State militant group attacked a police station in the city of Solo on Tuesday, killing himself and wounding a police officer, security officials said.

May 04 2016

Indonesia first-quarter GDP growth disappoints, but recovery hopes intact

JAKARTA Indonesia reported lower than expected growth in the first quarter, but many economists still expect enough of a rebound this year that the country can avoid further slowing and grow more than 5 percent in 2016.

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