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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 13 2017

Westfield $16 billion Unibail-Rodamco sale rings the bell on retail's next chapter

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE For investors in Australia's Westfield Corp , its $16 billion sale to European property giant Unibail-Rodamco may mark a turning point for a mall industry under pressure to reinvent itself amid fierce online competition.

Dec 12 2017

Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS Europe's biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, in a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon . | Video

Dec 12 2017

France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion (£11.8 billion), in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

Dec 10 2017

Mineral Resources trumps Chinese bid for Australian gas producer AWE

MELBOURNE Australia's Mineral Resources has offered A$484 million ($364 million) for domestic gas producer AWE Ltd , topping a sweetened bid from state-owned China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group (CERCG).

Dec 07 2017

ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell paid no tax in Australia for 2016

MELBOURNE Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp paid no tax in Australia in the 2016 financial year, the third year in a row, despite reporting billions of dollars in income from operations in the country, a report from the tax office showed on Thursday.

Dec 07 2017

ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell paid no tax in Australia for 2016

MELBOURNE Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp paid no tax in Australia in the 2016 financial year, the third year in a row, despite reporting billions of dollars in income from operations in the country, a report from the tax office showed on Thursday.

Nov 30 2017

Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.

Nov 21 2017

BP seeks stake in Cairn Energy Senegal assets: sources

SYDNEY/LONDON Oil exploration company Cairn Energy is in talks with BP to sell a 30 percent stake in its deepwater SNE field offshore Senegal, which could be valued at around $600 million, banking sources and a Senegal oil ministry source said.

Nov 17 2017

Bid for Santos puts spotlight on Papua New Guinea's juicy LNG assets

MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE Takeover interest in Australia's Santos , a company that not long ago was drowning in debt, shines a spotlight on a burgeoning hotspot for oil and gas producers: Papua New Guinea.

Nov 16 2017

Australia's Santos shares soar after spurns $7.2 billion takeover approach

MELBOURNE Australian gas producer Santos Ltd said on Thursday it rejected a A$9.5 billion ($7.2 billion) takeover approach in August, sending its shares up 13 percent on speculation another offer was likely to emerge.

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