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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

Feb 22 2018

Distrust of unions, and GM, hangs over South Korean efforts to stem job losses

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in a bind. | Video

Feb 16 2018

Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

SEOUL Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit. | Video

Feb 06 2018

South Korea delays plan to impose tougher capital gains taxes on foreigners

SEOUL South Korea has postponed a proposed widening of capital gains tax on foreign buyers of Seoul stocks, the finance ministry said on Tuesday, after strong opposition from some foreign investors.

Jan 31 2018

South Korea says no plans to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, uncovers $600 million illegal trades

SEOUL South Korea's finance minister said the government has no plans to shut down cryptocurrency trading, welcome news for investors worried that authorities might go as far as China's tough action in blocking virtual coin platforms.

Jan 30 2018

South Korea factory output slips unexpectedly in December, flags slow monetary tightening

SEOUL South Korea's industrial production unexpectedly fell in December, failing to recover after barely expanding in November as car output contracted sharply, national statistics agency data showed on Wednesday.

Jan 27 2018

South Korea's Moon visits hospital fire scene, agonizes over series of disasters

SEOUL South Korean officials rushed to identify 37 victims of a hospital blaze and pinpoint the cause on Saturday as President Moon Jae-in visited the burnt-out building and decried "one tragedy after another" to strike the country. | Video

Jan 24 2018

South Korea economy contracts in fourth-quarter on export slump, autumn holiday

SEOUL South Korea's economy unexpectedly shrank in the last quarter as struggling car exporters and industrial production failed to keep up the previous quarter's dashing pace, posting its worst performance since 2008.

Jan 23 2018

South Korea GDP growth seen slowing last quarter as factory output slipped

SEOUL South Korea's economic growth is expected to have slowed significantly in the fourth quarter as October's national holiday weighed on factory output.

Jan 23 2018

South Korea to ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts

SEOUL South Korea will ban the use of anonymous bank accounts in cryptocurrency trading from Jan. 30, regulators said on Tuesday in a widely telegraphed move designed to stop virtual coins from being used for money laundering and other crimes.

Jan 17 2018

South Korea considers shutting down domestic cryptocurrency exchanges

SEOUL South Korean policymakers joined the global chorus of virtual-coin critics on Thursday, saying Seoul is considering shutting down domestic virtual currency exchanges as the new breed of market exposes users to speculative frenzy and crime.

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