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Wayne Cole

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

8:35pm EDT

Japan shares at two-decade top, yen at three-month low on Abe win

SYDNEY Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc gave a green light for more super-easy policy stimulus, while the euro eased as Spain's constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about political unity in the region.

2:21am EDT

Women the mystery ingredient in Australia's jobs feast

SYDNEY Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year.

Oct 21 2017

Women the mystery ingredient in Australia's jobs feast

SYDNEY Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year.

Oct 05 2017

Australian retailers hit by worst sales decline in 4-1/2 years

SYDNEY Australian retailers suffered their worst decline in sales since early 2013 as debt-laden consumers tightened their purse strings, slashing spending on food, furniture and clothing, an outcome that bodes poorly for third-quarter economic growth.

Oct 04 2017

Australian retailers suffer worst sales in 4-1/2 years; trade surplus widens

SYDNEY, Oct 5 Australian retailers suffered their worst sales since early 2013 in August as debt-laden consumers tightened their purse strings, cutting back sharply on food, furniture and clothing.

Oct 03 2017

Australia's long home-building boom has life in it yet

SYDNEY, Oct 4 The latest data on Australia's home building boom is showing something totally unexpected - a revival in borrowing and approvals that suggest a mainstay of economic activity has some way to run yet.

Oct 02 2017

Global Markets: Euro ruffled by Spanish vote; Asia data cheer stocks

SYDNEY The euro took a knock in Asia on Monday as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain's Catalonia, while surprisingly strong economic news out of China and Japan offered support to equities and commodities.

Sep 24 2017

Euro, NZ dollar sideswiped by political uncertainty after elections

SYDNEY/TOKYO The euro slipped in early Asian trading on Monday after Germany's election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition.

Sep 24 2017

FOREX-Euro, NZ dollar both sideswiped by political uncertainty

SYDNEY/TOKYO, Sept 25 The euro slipped in early Asian trading on Monday after Germany's election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition.

Sep 24 2017

FOREX-Euro, NZ dollar both sideswiped by political uncertainty

SYDNEY, Sept 25 The euro slipped in early Asian trading on Monday after Germany's election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition.

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