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.
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Investors raised their bullish bets on most Asian currencies over the past two weeks, with long positions on the Malaysian ringgit at their highest since March 2016, a Reuters poll showed, as the dollar came under pressure after doubts about the prospects of U.S. tax reforms showed no signs of abating.
SYDNEY Mantra Group Ltd on Thursday agreed to a A$1.18 billion ($920 million) buyout from French hotel company Accor SA , a deal which will create the biggest hotel group in Australia where tourism is rising sharply.
Oct 9 Australian shares rose on Monday, underpinned by strong gains in mining stocks, which hit a more than three-week high after copper prices registered their largest weekly gain since late August.
Sentiment towards most emerging Asian currencies soured in the last two weeks as the U.S. dollar rallied on growing expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates later this year, a Reuters poll showed.
Aug 18 Australian shares extended losses on Friday, weighed by banking stocks that accounted for more than half the losses after Wall Street saw heavy selling over worries about Trump's economic agenda.
Aug 17 Australian stocks inched up on Thursday, although a plunge by Telstra after it slashed dividends offset most of the gains by materials shares.
Aug 15 Australian shares extended their rally on Tuesday, supported by strength on Wall Street as investors breathed a sigh of relief following ebbing tensions between the United States and North Korea.
Aug 14 Australian shares recovered on Monday helped by broadly optimistic earnings, with the financial and material sectors driving most of the gains.
July 7 Australian shares slumped more than 1 percent on Friday with strong declines in the financial sector, after U.S. labour market data overnight clashed with the possibility of a more hawkish Federal Reserve.
July 6 Australian shares were shaky on Thursday, with gains in healthcare and real-estate stocks offset by losses in the banking sector, after the Federal Reserve's policy minutes showed a lack of consensus on the future pace of interest rate increases.