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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.

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Oct 19 2017

Labor productivity, reforms top tasks for South Korea: OECD chief

SEOUL Increasing labor productivity and reforming labor practices are among the top challenges facing South Korea as it grapples with a rapidly aging population and high youth unemployment, the head of the OECD said on Thursday.

Aug 30 2017

Bank of Korea holds rates as it assesses housing market, recovery

SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Thursday, as expected, as it assesses the effects of government measures to cool the housing market and a recently introduced fiscal stimulus.

May 31 2017

South Korea May inflation ticks up, consumption recovering

SEOUL South Korea's consumer price inflation ticked up in May from April, data showed on Thursday, in line with recent signs of slowly improving consumer spending in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

May 25 2017

South Korea central bank on hold as growth outlook upgraded, fiscal stimulus expected

SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, taking an unusually bullish view of economic growth prospects as a new administration formulates multi-billion-dollar fiscal stimulus measures.

Jun 09 2016

BOK cuts rates to record low to offset weak exports, restructuring shipping

SEOUL South Korea’s central bank surprised markets by cutting interest rates to a record low 1.25 percent on Thursday, to cushion the economy against weak exports and the fallout from a massive restructuring of an ailing shipping industry.

Mar 10 2016

Bank of Korea stands pat, dampens expectations for cut

SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept its policy on hold on Thursday and its chief suggested he was not ready to ease policy soon, dampening bond futures prices and bolstering the won currency.

Feb 16 2016

Bank of Korea sees case for easing; guarded over global turmoil

SEOUL South Korea's central bank governor acknowledged on Tuesday the softening economy may warrant policy easing soon but declined to signal any immediate action, citing heightened uncertainty over the global economy and financial markets.

Dec 09 2015

Bank of Korea holds rates ahead of Fed in December, as expected

SEOUL South Korea's central bank held its policy interest rate steady at a record low for a sixth straight month on Thursday, as expected, just a few days before the U.S. Federal Reserve decides whether to implement a much-anticipated policy tightening.

Nov 03 2015

South Korea's stellar headline jobs data masks chronic problems

SEOUL, Nov 4 (GRAPHIC: Employment: http://link.reuters.com/tyb95w

Nov 02 2015

South Korea October inflation hits 11-month high as consumption recovers

SEOUL South Korea's annual inflation in October accelerated to its highest in 11 months to reflect an ongoing recovery in consumption, government data showed on Tuesday, easing the pressure for an immediate rate cut by the central bank.


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