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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

Aug 15 2018

PDVSA leaves its Argentine gas station chain to fend for itself

BUENOS AIRES As Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA saw its finances devastated by low oil prices and mismanagement, it funneled millions of dollars to Petrolera del Conosur , a loss-making Argentine gas station operator it controls.

Aug 01 2018

A bad sign? Argentine companies launch buyback wave

BUENOS AIRES Argentine companies have launched the biggest wave of share buybacks in a decade, a Reuters review of securities filings shows. The firms say the buybacks show faith in their share prices, but some skeptical analysts see a hesitancy to invest that may signal the economy is sliding toward recession.

Jul 28 2018

G20 agriculture ministers slam protectionism, pledge WTO reforms

BUENOS AIRES Agriculture ministers from the G20 countries criticized protectionism in a joint statement on Saturday, and vowed to reform World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but did not detail what steps they would take to improve the food trade system.

Jul 24 2018

Argentina economy plunges most since 2009 in May; recession looms

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's economy shrank 5.8 percent in May versus the same month last year, government statistics agency Indec said on Tuesday, the second straight month of declines in a sign of looming recession and a possible GDP contraction in 2018.

Jul 23 2018

USA bieten bei G20 Freihandel an - Frankreich hält dagegen

Buenos Aires Im internationalen Handelsstreit haben sich die USA gegenüber Europa und Japan gesprächsbereit gezeigt.

Jul 22 2018

Europeans press for digital tax at G20 meeting

BUENOS AIRES European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday, putting them at odds with U.S. counterparts.

Jul 22 2018

Europeans press for digital tax at G20 meeting

BUENOS AIRES European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday, putting them at odds with U.S. counterparts.

Jul 22 2018

G20 calls for stepped-up trade dialogue; no agreement on path forward

BUENOS AIRES Global finance leaders called on Sunday for stepped-up dialogue to prevent trade and geopolitical tensions from hurting growth, but ended a two-day G20 meeting with little consensus on how to resolve multiple disputes over U.S. tariff actions.

Jul 22 2018

Mexico, Canada optimistic about NAFTA despite G20 trade tensions

BUENOS AIRES The finance ministers for Mexico and Canada on Sunday said they were optimistic about NAFTA talks with the United States, even as trade tensions spurred by U.S. tariffs dominated the G20 meeting of world economic leaders in Argentina.

Jul 21 2018

U.S. courts allies with free trade offers at G20, France resists

BUENOS AIRES The United States sought to woo Europe and Japan with free trade deals on Saturday to gain leverage in an escalating tariff war with China but its overtures faced stiff resistance from France at a G20 finance ministers meeting dominated by trade tensions. | Video

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