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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 26 2017

Australia, NZ dollars hit 2-month peaks in light holiday trade

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Dec 27 The Australian dollar rose to two-month highs on Wednesday led by higher prices for metals and oil while its New Zealand cousin was slightly weaker in a holiday-shortened week.

Dec 18 2017

Exchange giant CME's bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder. | Video

Dec 12 2017

Australia central bank governor says bitcoin fascination is 'speculative mania'

SYDNEY The fascination with virtual currencies feels more like a "speculative mania", the head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday, just days after the launch of the world's first bitcoin futures.

Dec 12 2017

Australia central bank governor says bitcoin fascination is 'speculative mania'

SYDNEY The fascination with virtual currencies feels more like a "speculative mania", the head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday, just days after the launch of the world's first bitcoin futures.

Dec 12 2017

With Westfield sale, Frank Lowy calls time on rags-to-riches story

SYDNEY Australian billionaire Frank Lowy, co-founder of global retail property group Westfield Corp, said on Tuesday he looks forward to being an investor rather than an executive, nearly six decades after opening a small shopping centre on Sydney's outskirts.

Dec 12 2017

With Westfield sale, Frank Lowy calls time on rags-to-riches story

SYDNEY Australian billionaire Frank Lowy, co-founder of global retail property group Westfield Corp , said on Tuesday he looks forward to being an investor rather than an executive, nearly six decades after opening a small shopping center on Sydney's outskirts.

Dec 07 2017

Chinese capital controls send tremor through Australian property

SYDNEY On a recent Sunday morning in the sun-drenched Australian city of Brisbane, about 50 'property tourists' boarded a bus tour with a difference.

Dec 04 2017

Australia retail sales bounce, economy seen loping along

SYDNEY Australian retail sales bounced in October after months of lukewarm demand, a bright sign for spending in the upcoming holiday season as Amazon.com Inc opened its doors for business Down Under.

Dec 01 2017

Bitcoin pauses below record peak; gained 55 percent in November

SYDNEY Bitcoin hovered around $9,600 in volatile trade on Friday, after tumbling about 15 percent from an all-time high hit this week as some money managers warned ominously of a bubble and further falls in the stratospheric cryptocurrency.

Nov 29 2017

Australia business investment, home building on the rise

SYDNEY Australian business investment hit its highest in over a year last quarter while approvals to build new homes climbed to the strongest in eight months, promising omens for a pick up in broader economic activity.

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