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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

Jun 18 2018

Select few emerging Asian economies comfortable with Fed hikes

HONG KONG Higher U.S. rates are rattling many emerging markets in much the same way past tightening cycles did, but the Federal Reserve's hawkishness could also bring cheer for a small group of Asian economies that wouldn't mind seeing their currencies weaken.

May 10 2018

Mahathir's shock Malaysian election win raises populist economics spectre

HONG KONG Mahathir Mohamad's shock Malaysian election win has raised concerns his populist promises could undermine economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time for emerging markets, despite hopes elsewhere he may revive his bold approach to economic management.

May 10 2018

Mahathir's shock Malaysian election win raises populist economics specter

HONG KONG Mahathir Mohamad's shock Malaysian election win has raised concerns his populist promises could undermine economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time for emerging markets, despite hopes elsewhere he may revive his bold approach to economic management.

May 10 2018

Mahathir's shock Malaysian election win raises populist economics spectre

HONG KONG Mahathir Mohamad's shock Malaysian election win has raised concerns his populist promises could undermine economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time for emerging markets, despite hopes elsewhere he may revive his bold approach to economic management.

May 09 2018

IMF not very concerned about FX pressure in Indonesia, Philippines

HONG KONG The International Monetary Fund is not too worried about recent selling pressure on assets in Indonesia and the Philippines as it was not triggered by domestic factors and Asia has stronger buffers than in the past, a Fund official said on Wednesday.

May 02 2018

Asia sees signs of export weakness before key U.S.-China trade talks

HONG KONG Manufacturing activity remained relatively solid in major Asian economies such as China and Japan in April, but exports showed signs of weakness across the region, a worrying development given heightened Sino-U.S. trade tensions. | Video

Apr 27 2018

Higher oil prices could be a game changer for Asia's trade-gap trio

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG Asia's most externally vulnerable economies - India, Indonesia and the Philippines - have just taken a one-two punch.

Apr 18 2018

Technologievorsprung der USA in Gefahr - China holt auf

Hongkong US-Präsident Donald Trump hat China wiederholt Diebstahl geistigen Eigentums und bei Unternehmen erzwungene Technologietransfers vorgeworfen.

Apr 13 2018

Trade war or not, China is closing the gap on U.S. in technology IP race

HONG KONG China's rising investment in research and expansion of its higher education system mean that it is fast closing the gap with the United States in intellectual property and the struggle to be the No.1 global technology power, according to patent experts.

Mar 25 2018

Incoming RBNZ chief signals no change in bias after employment added to mandate

WELLINGTON Incoming Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) governor Adrian Orr steered clear of suggestions he would be soft on inflation even as he signed a new policy deal with the government to include the goal of "maximising sustainable employment".

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