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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

Dec 28 2017

Argentina eases inflation target, stoking rate cut expectations

BUENOS AIRES Argentina changed its inflation target for 2018 to 15 percent, up from the central bank's previous goal of 8-12 percent, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Thursday, raising expectations for interest rate cuts.

Dec 19 2017

Argentina Congress passes pension reform after protests, clashes

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Congress passed a reform to the pension system on Tuesday, after days of demonstrations by the bill's opponents and violent clashes between protesters and police. | Video

Dec 14 2017

Argentina Congress suspends pension reform vote due to protests

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's lower house on Thursday suspended a vote on President Mauricio Macri's pension reform plan, after the debate became a shouting match and protesters and police clashed violently outside Congress. | Video

Dec 13 2017

WTO meeting ends in discord, ministers urge smaller-scale trade talks

BUENOS AIRES/WASHINGTON The World Trade Organization failed to reach any new agreements on Wednesday, ending a three-day ministerial conference in discord in the face of stinging U.S. criticism of the group and vetoes from other countries.

Dec 13 2017

Mexico sees possible EU trade deal as NAFTA talks drag on

BUENOS AIRES Mexico and the European Union could reach a framework for a trade deal by the end of the year, though differences remain over agricultural market access, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.

Dec 13 2017

Mexico sees possible EU trade deal as NAFTA talks drag on

BUENOS AIRES Mexico and the European Union could reach a framework for a trade deal by the end of the year, though differences remain over agricultural market access, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.

Dec 13 2017

U.S., EU, Japan slam market distortion in swipe at China

BUENOS AIRES The United States, European Union and Japan vowed on Tuesday to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, naming several key features of China's economic system. | Video

Dec 12 2017

EU stalls on new Mercosur trade offers, delaying deal: source

BUENOS AIRES/BRASILIA Trade talks between the European Union and South America's Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed more time to respond to improved offers, a source close to Mercosur negotiators said on Tuesday.

Dec 11 2017

WTO losing trade focus, too easy on some developing nations: U.S.

BUENOS AIRES U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation, and was going too easy on wealthier developing countries such as China.

Dec 11 2017

U.S., EU, Japan to join forces on Chinese excess capacity: source

BUENOS AIRES/WASHINGTON The United States, European Union and Japan are expected to announce a joint effort on Tuesday aimed at confronting China over its excess industrial capacity and other trade practices, a source close to the discussions said.

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