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United States

Shashwat Pradhan

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

Australian hotel group Mantra rolls out the carpet for Accor's $920 million bid

SYDNEY Mantra Group Ltd on Thursday agreed to a A$1.18 billion ($920 million) buyout from French hotel company Accor SA , a deal which will create the biggest hotel group in Australia where tourism is rising sharply.

Oct 08 2017

Australia shares push higher as miners extend rally; NZ breaches 8,000

Oct 9 Australian shares rose on Monday, underpinned by strong gains in mining stocks, which hit a more than three-week high after copper prices registered their largest weekly gain since late August.

Oct 05 2017

Asia FX sentiment sours as hawkish Fed signals support dollar - Reuters poll

Sentiment towards most emerging Asian currencies soured in the last two weeks as the U.S. dollar rallied on growing expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates later this year, a Reuters poll showed.

Aug 17 2017

Australia shares edge down as financials tumble; NZ off record high

Aug 18 Australian shares extended losses on Friday, weighed by banking stocks that accounted for more than half the losses after Wall Street saw heavy selling over worries about Trump's economic agenda.

Aug 16 2017

Australian shares edge up despite Telstra's tumble; NZ hits record high

Aug 17 Australian stocks inched up on Thursday, although a plunge by Telstra after it slashed dividends offset most of the gains by materials shares.

Aug 14 2017

Australia shares extend rally on N.Korea relief; NZ market scales record high

Aug 15 Australian shares extended their rally on Tuesday, supported by strength on Wall Street as investors breathed a sigh of relief following ebbing tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Aug 13 2017

Australia shares advance as earnings season rolls on; NZ rises

Aug 14 Australian shares recovered on Monday helped by broadly optimistic earnings, with the financial and material sectors driving most of the gains.

Jul 06 2017

Australia shares tumble on Wall Street; NZ slips

July 7 Australian shares slumped more than 1 percent on Friday with strong declines in the financial sector, after U.S. labour market data overnight clashed with the possibility of a more hawkish Federal Reserve.

Jul 05 2017

Australia shares slightly weaker after Fed minutes; NZ nudges higher

July 6 Australian shares were shaky on Thursday, with gains in healthcare and real-estate stocks offset by losses in the banking sector, after the Federal Reserve's policy minutes showed a lack of consensus on the future pace of interest rate increases.

Jul 04 2017

Australia shares take breather as tensions simmer in Korea; NZ dip

July 5 Australian shares slipped on Wednesday after the previous day's solid gains, with financials and real estate stocks accounting for most of the losses, as rising tensions in the Korean peninsula checked risk sentiment.

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