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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

May 22 2018

Bank of Korea seen keeping rates on hold at May meeting

SEOUL South Korea's central bank is seen likely to keep interest rates steady at its May policy meeting, a Reuters poll of economists found on Wednesday, but they noted that the voting might not be unanimous - signaling a hike in July.

Apr 26 2018

South Korean economy rebounds in first quarter on exports, government spending

SEOUL South Korea's economy bounced back last quarter, buoyed by booming exports of data memory chips and a boost from government spending, although private consumption was sluggish.

Apr 25 2018

South Korean economy rebounds in first-quarter on exports, govt spending

SEOUL South Korea's economy rallied last quarter, buoyed by healthy exports and a boost from government spending, while private consumption growth remained sluggish.

Apr 24 2018

South Korea seen returning to growth in first quarter as memory chips lead robust exports

SEOUL South Korea's economy is expected to have returned to growth in the first quarter as exports of memory chips were strong enough to partly offset a steep decline in construction investment.

Apr 17 2018

In South Korea, overseas cryptocurrency offerings skirt local clampdown

SEOUL Six months after South Korea banned the issuance of new cryptocurrencies, they are starting to creep back into the country by using overseas listings for local trading.

Apr 06 2018

South Korean cryptocurrency executives detained over alleged embezzlement

SEOUL Four executives from two South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were detained on Thursday and are being questioned in connection with the alleged embezzlement of billions of won, prosecutors said.

Mar 29 2018

South Korea's February output unexpectedly rises on-month on demand for cars, chips

SEOUL South Korea's industrial output unexpectedly rose in February as robust overseas demand continued to boost production of memory chips and cars in a sign factory activity remained brisk.

Mar 21 2018

South Korea central bank chief unsure if wide gap with U.S. rates would be sustainable

SEOUL South Korea's central bank chief said on Wednesday that the bank is unsure whether a wide gap between U.S. and South Korean base rates would be sustainable, hours ahead of an expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Mar 13 2018

Bitcoin start-ups in Asia take aim at remittances market

HONG KONG/SEOUL Bitcoin, battered by warnings about volatility and bubble-like appreciation, may have found a way to play a niche role in a big market: overseas money transfers.

Mar 12 2018

Head of South Korea's financial watchdog offers to resign

SEOUL The chief of South Korea's financial watchdog, who faces allegations of involvement in hiring irregularities when he was at a major commercial bank, offered to resign on Monday, the regulatory agency said.

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