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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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Asian business sentiment edges up to hit seven-year high: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

(This version of March 21's story has been refiled to remove the incorrect statement in the last paragraph that the auto sector matched its highest reading ever.)

Jun 18 2018

Amazon sells Australians a way to beat geoblock with Prime

SYDNEY Amazon.com Inc began offering its paid subscription service in Australia on Tuesday, wooing premium users with a way around the geoblock on its offshore websites that has drawn criticism in the world's 12th-biggest economy.

Jun 15 2018

Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

SYDNEY/SHANGHAI Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd, the Chinese ride-sharing company that bought the mainland operations of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], will begin offering its service this month in Australia, its first foray in a Western-style country. | Video

Jun 15 2018

Australian regulator sues Westpac for staffer's poor financial advice

SYDNEY An Australian regulator filed a lawsuit against No. 2 lender Westpac Banking Corp over a financial planner it alleges gave poor advice for years, upping its scrutiny of a sector already under fire amid an embarrassing public inquiry.

Jun 15 2018

Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

SYDNEY, June 15 Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd, the Chinese ride-sharing company which bought the mainland operations of Uber Technologies Inc, said it will begin offering its service this month in Australia, its first foray in a Western country.

Jun 06 2018

Australian lender Prospa in last-minute listing delay on regulator queries

SYDNEY Small business lender Prospa Group delayed a listing at the eleventh hour on Wednesday after a regulator questioned its loan terms, in a sign scrutiny was increasing across every corner of Australia's scandal-ridden financial sector.

Jun 05 2018

Australia charges former local heads of Citi, Deutsche, ANZ in cartel case

SYDNEY Australian authorities have charged the former local bosses of Citigroup Inc and Deutsche Bank AG with "criminal cartel offences" over a $2.3 billion stock issue, one of the country's biggest cases of alleged white-collar crime. | Video

Jun 04 2018

Global airlines slash profit outlook as fuel costs jump

SYDNEY Global airlines on Monday slashed their forecast for industry profits in 2018 on a spike in fuel costs, while warning higher interest rates and a host of geopolitical tensions would add to operating risks. | Video

Jun 04 2018

Qantas plans to change Taiwan website reference, but says needs time

SYDNEY Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said it plans to change its website to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese territory, not an independent nation, but that it needed extra time to comply with the request from Beijing.

Jun 01 2018

Australia threatens ANZ, Deutsche and Citi with criminal charges over share issue

SYDNEY Australia is preparing criminal cartel charges against the country's third-biggest bank and underwriters Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a $2.3 billion share issue, in an unprecedented move with potential implications for global capital markets. | Video

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