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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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France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

Dec 11 2017

Zurich becomes Australia's biggest life insurer with $2.1 billion ANZ purchase

ZURICH/SYDNEY Zurich Insurance has agreed to buy Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's life insurance arm for A$2.85 billion ($2.1 billion), its biggest foray into Australia and its third in the last two years.

Dec 05 2017

Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception

SYDNEY Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm took its first orders on Tuesday, ending the suspense over its opening date and sending retail stocks higher amid complaints of limited product range and uncompetitive prices on the U.S. e-commerce platform.

Dec 02 2017

For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution

Police and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain - the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - for tracking criminals hiding illegal money from banks.

Nov 30 2017

Australian delivery software startup inks Amazon, Yum deals; shares leap

An Australian software startup said it signed global deals with Amazon.com Inc and Yum! Brands Inc , sending its shares soaring and enriching its ex-footballer founders amid hopes the firm would benefit from its clients' vast reach.

Nov 30 2017

Australia bows to years of pressure, announces inquiry into finance sector

SYDNEY The Australian government said on Thursday it will hold a wide-ranging inquiry into a scandal-hit finance sector, arguing one was needed to restore public confidence as it reversed its long-held opposition amid mounting political pressure. | Video

Nov 24 2017

Australia's Myer billionaire shareholder leads revolt against board

SYDNEY Shareholders of struggling Australian retailer Myer Holdings Ltd voted down its executive pay proposals on Friday, in a revolt led by billionaire investor Solomon Lew that put the board on notice to start delivering on its turnaround strategy.

Nov 23 2017

Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

SYDNEY Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.

Nov 22 2017

Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday: sources

SYDNEY Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for doing business in the world No. 12 economy.

Nov 17 2017

Australia tribunal again clears Tabcorp's $4.7 billion takeover of Tatts

SYDNEY An Australian tribunal once again cleared horse-race betting giant Tabcorp Holdings Ltd's proposed $4.7 billion takeover of lottery owner Tatts Group Ltd , dismissing concerns raised by the country's default M&A regulator.

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