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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

Nov 20 2017

Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change: ANC official

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.

Nov 13 2017

South African commission urges more education spending before ratings reviews

JOHANNESBURG South Africa should raise state spending on higher education by around a third to at least 1 percent of gross domestic product, a report commissioned by the presidency and released on Monday found.

Nov 01 2017

South Africa's unruly ANC branches kick off race to succeed Zuma

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is holding hundreds of branch meetings as grassroots members nominate candidates to take over from President Jacob Zuma as party chief in December.

Oct 17 2017

South African reshuffle irks ANC allies, Zuma confidant to oversee nuclear deal

JOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma made a close associate energy minister on Tuesday as his government tries to push through a big nuclear deal but his sacking of another minister was seen undermining his ANC party's ruling alliance.

Oct 14 2017

South Africa's ANC needs to put an end to scandals: official

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) needs to put an end to scandals that are tarnishing its image, an ANC official said, after a court ruling that paved the way for President Jacob Zuma to face nearly 800 counts of corruption.

Oct 02 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar surge sends emerging currencies reeling

LONDON, Oct 2 Emerging market currencies slipped on Monday, extending losses from last week as a strong dollar and rising U.S. Treasury yields outweighed upbeat factory data from China.

Sep 29 2017

Graphic - Emerging markets eye record year as Q3 keeps rally alive

LONDON Having enjoyed a blisteringly hot summer quarter, emerging markets are heading for one of their best years on record - as long as the dollar and global borrowing costs do not rise much further before the end of 2017.

Sep 29 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks set for Q3 gains of 7 pct despite torrid week

LONDON, Sept 29 Emerging stocks rebounded on Friday and were set for gains of almost 7 percent in the third quarter despite a torrid week in which a resurgent dollar and rising U.S. Treasury yields prompted most investors to dump emerging assets.

Sep 27 2017

Moody's says South Africa credit rating well placed

LONDON, Sept 27 South Africa's credit rating is well placed at the lowest investment grade, but rising foreign ownership of the government's local-currency bonds is a risk, a senior analyst at Moody's ratings agency said.

Sep 26 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks fall for fourth day on N.Korea, Fed nerves

LONDON, Sept 26 Emerging market stocks fell for a fourth straight day on Tuesday, weighed down by the ongoing war of words between North Korea and the United States as well as the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates.

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