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Jeanny Kao

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

Aug 16 2017

Taiwan probes massive power cut that affects millions of households

TAIPEI Taiwan said on Wednesday it was investigating a massive power blackout that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.

May 26 2017

Taiwan raises 2017 economic outlook to three-year high, but warns of risks ahead

TAIPEI Trade-reliant Taiwan raised its 2017 economic growth outlook to a three-year high on Friday as exports improve, driven by strong global demand for smartphones and other hi-tech electronic gadgets.

May 10 2017

China's Li visits Apple supplier Foxconn after CEO's White House trip

TAIPEI China is the best place for expanding manufacturing and investment, the country's premier told the world's largest contract electronics maker Foxconn less than two weeks after its chief executive Terry Gou went to the White House to discuss increasing investment in the United States.

Apr 27 2017

Taiwan posts solid first-quarter growth as global shoppers splurge on phones, hi-tech

TAIPEI Taiwan reported solid first-quarter economic growth on Friday as strong global demand for components for the new iPhone and other electronic gadgets keep Asia's hi-tech factories humming.

Apr 20 2017

Taiwan confident of being removed from U.S. currency watch list

TAIPEI Taiwan's trade surplus with the United States is significantly smaller than Washington estimates, the economics minister said, a point it hopes to press in its bid to get off the U.S. Treasury's watch list of potential currency manipulators.

Mar 23 2017

Taiwan unveils $29 billion stimulus amid uncertainty over U.S., China

TAIPEI Taiwan announced a T$882.4 billion ($29 billion) stimulus package on Thursday to boost its export-driven economy in the face of uncertainty from its two largest trading partners, the United States and China.

Feb 20 2017

Taiwan export orders grow for 6th month as world gears up for iPhone8

TAIPEI Orders for Taiwan's exports rose for a sixth straight month in January on strong global demand for hi-tech gadgets such as Apple Inc's iPhones and Chinese smartphones, bolstering the government's view that economic growth could hit a three-year high this year.

Jun 30 2016

Taiwan's central bank cuts rates for fourth time to revive economy

TAIPEI Taiwan's central bank trimmed interest rates for the fourth consecutive meeting on Thursday, saying fiscal stimulus and economic restructuring were also needed to revive the economy.

Apr 14 2015

INTERVIEW-Taiwan seeks to expand trade pacts in face of China hurdles

TAIPEI, April 14 Taiwan's efforts to negotiate trade deals will be enhanced if it gains membership to a new Beijing-backed international development bank, Taiwan's economic minister said on Tuesday.

Dec 02 2014

Taiwan govt asks foreign investors to support bid to control Chang Hwa bank

TAIPEI, Dec 2 Taiwan's finance ministry is urging foreign investors to elect its representatives to the board of Chang Hwa Commercial Bank Ltd as it seeks to wrest control of the mid-sized lender from Taishin Financial Holding.


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