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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

4:24pm EST

Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS Europe's biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, in a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon . | Video

7:25am EST

With Westfield sale, Frank Lowy calls time on rags-to-riches story

SYDNEY Australian billionaire Frank Lowy, co-founder of global retail property group Westfield Corp, said on Tuesday he looks forward to being an investor rather than an executive, nearly six decades after opening a small shopping centre on Sydney's outskirts.

7:23am EST

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 (£11.8 billion), in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

6:32am EST

With Westfield sale, Frank Lowy calls time on rags-to-riches story

SYDNEY Australian billionaire Frank Lowy, co-founder of global retail property group Westfield Corp , said on Tuesday he looks forward to being an investor rather than an executive, nearly six decades after opening a small shopping center on Sydney's outskirts.

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.

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