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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

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Egypt's middle class faces hardship as austerity bites

CAIRO Teacher Abdelrahman Ali wonders if he will be able to afford diapers for the second child his wife is expecting. He can no longer put meat on the dinner table and has to borrow money from his mother-in-law as hard times bite in Egypt.

Jan 12 2018

Egypt's inflation drop shows spending levels still low, say economists

CAIRO, Jan 12 Egypt's inflation dropped sharply in December, the latest apparent indication of economic improvement after the 2016 currency float hit Egyptians hard.

Jan 07 2018

Mideast Money: Surge in foreign fund inflows sets stage for Egyptian boom

CAIRO/DUBAI Encouraged by Egypt's economic reforms, a major gas find, streamlined business rules and a devalued currency, investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the North African country after years of political turmoil.

Nov 15 2017

Hilton Worldwide plans Egypt expansion, sees pick-up in tourism

PORT SAID Hilton Worldwide aims to increase the number of hotel rooms it manages in Egypt by 40 percent by the end of 2022, the company's vice president for the North Africa region said.

Nov 14 2017

Egypt's central bank seen holding off cutting rates because of still-high inflation: Reuters poll

CAIRO With Egypt's inflation still above 30 percent, the central bank is expected keep its key interest rates on hold in its monetary policy meeting this week, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

Oct 11 2017

Uber says committed to Egypt, announces $20 million investment

CAIRO Uber is committed to Egypt despite challenges presented by sweeping economic reforms and record inflation, the company said on Tuesday as it announced $20 million of investment in its new support center in Cairo. | Video

Oct 04 2017

Egypt's bank reserve hike may be precursor of benchmark rate cut

CAIRO, Oct 4 Egypt has raised banks' reserve requirements, tightening monetary policy in the sector in what economists said may permit and signal a cut to benchmark interest rates after three hikes since November.

Sep 26 2017

Egypt on track for year-end IMF payment, but 32 percent inflation a worry

CAIRO Egypt has made a "good start" to its reform programme despite seeking waivers for missing targets in June and a deeper-than-expected currency depreciation, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Aug 24 2017

Egypt's Carbon Holdings aims to start building Tahrir petrochemicals project by June

CAIRO Egypt's Carbon Holdings aims to finalize funding and start building its massive Tahrir petrochemicals project by June, producing raw materials desperately needed to boost the country's industrial sector, its chief executive told Reuters.

Aug 22 2017

Egypt policy measures improve banking but investments slow, BLOM Bank Egypt chief says

CAIRO, Aug 22 Egypt's policy decisions last November to float the pound and subsequently raise interest rates have improved conditions for the banking sector but have slowed investment and dampened consumer loan demand, BLOM Bank Egypt's CEO told Reuters.


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