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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 11 2017

Political will needed to maintain South Africa growth momentum: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's economy needs political support to maintain upward momentum into next year, a Reuters poll found on Monday, just days before a conference of the ruling African National Congress.

Nov 17 2017

Central banks in Nigeria and Kenya to hold rates next week: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG Nigeria and Kenya will both leave monetary policy unchanged next week, a Reuters poll forecast, as inflation in the former is not yet tame enough while an interest rate cap in the latter limits policymakers' room for maneuver.

Nov 15 2017

South Africa seen keeping rates at 6.75 percent: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG South African's central bank will keep rates unchanged next week, a Reuters poll suggested on Wednesday, as economic risks mount before December's leadership conference for the ruling African National Congress.

Oct 19 2017

South Africa's poor tax revenues to delay fiscal consolidation: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's finance minister is expected to address concerns over dwindling tax revenues in his mid-term budget on Wednesday to reassure credit agencies of his commitment to a tighter purse, a Reuters poll found.

Jul 20 2017

Africa's major central banks embarking on policy easing cycle ride: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG Africa's major central banks are entering an easing cycle as they try to stimulate growth after months of drought, austerity drives and confidence issues across the continent, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

Jul 18 2017

South African Reserve Bank to hold repo rate at 7.00 July 20 meeting: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Reserve Bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its July 20 meeting, according to a Reuters poll released on Monday, but economists expect a dovish statement as the Bank gets closer to its easing cycle.

Apr 06 2017

South Africa's rand expected to stabilize for rest of year: Reuters poll

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's rand will be relatively stable against the dollar for the rest of 2017 as the impact of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's shock dismissal and a credit rating cut to "junk" is already priced in, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

Feb 07 2017

Emerging market FX to slip once Trump economic plans are clearer - Reuters Poll

JOHANNESBURG/BRASILIA The latest rally in emerging market currencies is unlikely to last long, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, with recent gains expected to be curtailed as soon as the economic policies of U.S. President Donald Trump become clearer.

Aug 12 2016

South Africa interest rates to rise again in November despite weak economy

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Reserve Bank is expected to raise interest rates in November in its fight to lower inflation, despite much weaker economic growth, a Reuters poll found, running against a global tide of central banks that are mostly easing policy.

Jul 05 2016

Emerging market currencies to be spared deeper sell-offs: Reuters poll

BRAZILIA/JOHANNESBURG Emerging market currencies will likely be spared deeper sell-offs this quarter as major central banks support their respective economies amid heightened global political risk, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday.

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