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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

Feb 15 2018

What inflation fears? Asia bond markets bet on regional rates staying low

HONG KONG Asia's relatively stable bonds and money markets seem immune to the inflation fears that convulsed global equities recently, as investors bet the continent's major economies will keep interest rates low as price pressures remain benign.

Feb 07 2018

A faster pace of U.S. rate hikes could pressure Philippines on outflows

MANILA/HONG KONG The Philippines has drawn kudos and inflows as one of Asia's fastest growing economies, but some economic indicators raise a question of whether it could be a soft spot if U.S. interest rate hikes spur capital outflows from Asia this year.

Feb 01 2018

Factories start 2018 on solid footing

LONDON/HONG KONG Factories across the globe got off to a strong start this year, with manufacturing activity in most countries gaining momentum and hitting multi-year highs. | Video

Feb 01 2018

Asian factories kick off 2018 on strong note, but inflation still missing

HONG KONG Asia's factories got off to a strong start in 2018, with manufacturing activity in many countries gaining momentum and hitting multi-year highs as global demand for hi-tech products remained strong.

Jan 18 2018

Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SEOUL/HONG KONG Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent. | Video

Jan 16 2018

China's Dagong lowers U.S. sovereign ratings to Peru level following tax cuts

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's Dagong Global Credit Rating Co, one of the country's major ratings firms, cut the sovereign ratings of the United States to BBB+ from A-, saying the tax reductions announced last month weakened Washington's ability to repay debt.

Jan 11 2018

One way or another: China's yuan policy tweak a warning shot in old battle

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG China's adjustment to the way it sets the reference rate for its tightly managed currency, suspending a tool for fine-tuning the exchange rate, is a fresh warning to would-be speculators that gives the yuan scope to retreat after a year of heady gains.

Jan 02 2018

Euro zone factory growth surges to record; more uneven in Asia

LONDON/HONG KONG Euro zone factories ended 2017 growing at their fastest pace in more than two decades while performance in Asia was more uneven, with its third-largest economy India leading the field and manufacturing giant China unexpectedly resilient.

Dec 06 2017

Breaking slow: Asia set to raise rates next year, but still lag Fed

HONG KONG Tighter monetary policy is coming to Asia next year. Yet it will lag the Federal Reserve's rate hikes as Asian central banks balance an exports-led revival in growth with a slowdown in regional locomotive China.

Dec 01 2017

Global manufacturing buoyed as focus shifts to rate hikes

LONDON/HONG KONG Global manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace in years last month and the second-best in two decades in the euro zone, driven by robust demand and bolstering the case for central banks to shift to tighter monetary policy. | Video

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