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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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Peace plays: How foreign companies have lost a bundle in North Korea

SEOUL Months before the first summit between leaders of two Koreas in 2000, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Inc invested $730,000 in Pyongyang's top computer lab. North Korean programmers there would develop online chess games and food recipes for Samsung to sell outside the North.

Jun 04 2018

Oil climbs, but record U.S. crude output, higher OPEC supplies drag

SEOUL, June 5 Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday after falling nearly 2 percent in the previous session, but growing U.S. production and expectations of higher OPEC supplies continue to weigh on sentiment.

May 28 2018

Oil prices mixed but expected output increase drags

SEOUL, May 29 Oil prices were mixed in early Asian trading on Tuesday, but remained under pressure from expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russia would pump more crude to ease a potential shortfall in supply.

May 23 2018

Oil prices drop on potential increase in OPEC output

SEOUL, May 24 Oil prices fell on Thursday, pulled down by expectations that OPEC members could step up production in the face of worries over supply from both Venezuela and Iran.

May 20 2018

South Korea's LG Group chairman dies from illness at 73

SEOUL The chairman of LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, who helped transform South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a battle with a brain disease.

May 08 2018

Iran oil exports to Europe, Asia at risk following Trump decision

NEW YORK/SEOUL/TOKYO, May 8 Iran's exports of oil to China, Europe and other countries will decline later this year and into 2019 if the United States can enforce President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose the "highest level" of economic sanctions targeting oil trade with Iran.

Apr 26 2018

GM, South Korea agree $4.35 billion lifeline for GM Korea

SEOUL General Motors and South Korea have agreed to inject $4.35 billions into the carmaker's loss-making local arm to keep it afloat after it came close to seeking bankruptcy protection.

Apr 24 2018

South Korean steelmaker POSCO says operating profit up 9 percent in first quarter

SEOUL South Korean steelmaker POSCO on Tuesday said its operating profit for the first quarter of 2018 rose 9 percent from a year ago on firm steel demand and favourable market conditions, beating analyst estimates.

Apr 22 2018

Britain, South Korea in talks to protect crude oil trade

LONDON/SEOUL Britain and South Korea are in talks to protect an arrangement of tax breaks for Korean buyers of North Sea crude beyond Britain's upcoming exit from the EU, officials from both countries said, although a breakthrough does not look imminent.

Apr 14 2018

South Korea's March Iranian crude oil imports down 39.3 percent year-on-year

SEOUL South Korea's March crude oil imports from Iran dropped 39.3 percent from a year earlier on slowing demand for Iranian oil, the country's customs data showed on Sunday.

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