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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

May 03 2018

Positions on Asian currencies pull back on resurgent dollar: Reuters poll

Investors trimmed their positions on most emerging Asian currencies in the last two weeks, a Reuters poll showed, following recent strength in the dollar on signs of resilience in the U.S. economy and a rise in Treasury yields.

Mar 22 2018

Rio Tinto to sell Queensland coal asset to Whitehaven for $200 million

BENGALURU/LONDON Rio Tinto is to sell its 75 percent stake in a Queensland project to Australia's Whitehaven Coal for $200 million, in its second deal this week to shed coal assets.

Mar 19 2018

Asia currencies subdued ahead of Fed meet; Taiwan dollar edges up

Most Asian currencies softened versus the dollar on Monday, marking a slow start to a potentially tense week amid caution ahead of a key U.S. Federal meeting.

Mar 16 2018

Most Asian units soften before Fed meet, Taiwan dollar firms

Most emerging Asian currencies on Friday slipped against the dollar, which firmed overnight, as many investors refrained from taking positions ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting next week that will set the tone for U.S. fiscal policy in 2018.

Jan 29 2018

Asian currencies consolidate gains ahead of Fed; baht at over four-year high

Asian currencies consolidated recent strong gains on Monday, starting the week on a subdued note against the dollar as the U.S. currency made little headway after faltering over the past month.

Jan 12 2018

HNA's financial sector push suffers new blow as ANZ axes unit's sale deal

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has dropped plans to sell its vehicle finance unit to HNA Group after New Zealand blocked the $460 million deal last month over concerns about the Chinese conglomerate's ownership structure.

Jan 02 2018

Asian currencies off to strong start for 2018; Singapore dollar at 1-1/2-year high

Asian currencies firmed on Tuesday, marking a strong start for the new year as sentiment was boosted by gains in the euro, while a weaker U.S. dollar prompted further interest in Asia.

Dec 14 2017

Aussie shares retreat led by banks; NZ flat

Dec 15 Australian shares fell back below 6,000 points on Friday, led mostly by banking stocks after the financial transactions watchdog increased the number of money laundering claims against Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the nation's largest lender.

Dec 13 2017

Materials push Aussie shares to more than 1-mth high; NZ flat

Dec 14 Australian shares rose to their highest in more than a month on Thursday as sentiment turned positive after the U.S. Fed raised interest rates on Wednesday and painted a rosier picture of global economic growth.

Dec 12 2017

Aussie shares rise on financials, merger talks; NZ falls

Dec 13 Australian shares inched up to a two-week high on Wednesday as financials rose in line with their U.S. peers, while the real estate sector was bumped up by shopping centre company Westfield Corp after it received a takeover offer from France's Unibail-Rodamco SE.

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