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Bernadette Christina Munthe

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

Feb 08 2018

Coal buyers spooked by Indonesia's new shipping rules: Assoc

JAKARTA Buyers of Indonesian coal are holding back orders of the fuel after the government issued new shipping rules for coal and crude palm oil that would restrict exports to Indonesian vessels, an industry association said on Thursday.

Jan 10 2018

Indonesian minister urged to stop destroying illegal fishing boats

JAKARTA Senior government and business officials on Wednesday urged Indonesia's fisheries minister to stop blowing up foreign boats caught fishing illegally, saying the policy could hurt diplomatic ties and the fisheries industry.

Jan 10 2018

Indonesian minister urged to stop destroying illegal fishing boats

JAKARTA, Jan 10 Senior government and business officials on Wednesday urged Indonesia's fisheries minister to stop blowing up foreign boats caught fishing illegally, saying the policy could hurt diplomatic ties and the fisheries industry.

Dec 11 2017

Indonesian parliament speaker quits amid graft investigation

JAKARTA The speaker of Indonesia's parliament, who is being investigated for his suspected involvement in a $170 million graft scandal, has tendered his resignation, two members of the assembly said on Monday.

Nov 30 2017

Farmer wages may offer clues as weak demand baffles Indonesian officials

JAKARTA In trying to solve a major economic headache, large fluctuations in food prices, Indonesia may have unintentionally exacerbated another: domestic demand, the archipelago's main economic engine, which remains stubbornly sluggish.

Nov 09 2017

South Korea's Moon unveils new focus on Southeast Asia

JAKARTA South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday unveiled a new policy aimed at deepening ties with Southeast Asia, as the North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to curb its reliance on traditional trading partners like China and the United States.

Nov 09 2017

South Korea's Moon unveils new focus on Southeast Asia

JAKARTA, Nov 9 South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday unveiled a new policy aimed at deepening ties with Southeast Asia, as the North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to curb its reliance on traditional trading partners like China and the United States.

Oct 24 2017

APRIL can resume Indonesian forestry operations: environment ministry

JAKARTA Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) can resume forestry operations at its Indonesian pulp and paper subsidiary, government officials said on Tuesday, amid a dispute over environmental rules.

Sep 12 2017

Under EU attack, top palm oil producers rethink trade strategy

By Bernadette Christina Munthe, Fransiska Nangoy and Emily Chow

Aug 16 2017

Deaths rise among Indonesian drug dealers amid fears of Philippines-style campaign

JAKARTA The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said on Wednesday, raising concerns the country may be headed towards a bloody Philippines-style war on narcotics.

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