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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 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 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.

Nov 30 2017

Australia home prices stall as Sydney hits an air-pocket

SYDNEY, Dec 1 Home prices across Australia's major cities were flat for a second month in November as regulators' efforts to rein in investment lending triggered a reversal in the once-euphoric Sydney market.

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.

Nov 29 2017

Australia business investment, home building on the rise

SYDNEY, Nov 30 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.

Nov 23 2017

Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

SYDNEY The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months while bonds celebrated a comeback on speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as previously thought.

Nov 21 2017

Australia central bank governor sees no 'strong case' for near-term policy move

SYDNEY Australia's top central banker said on Tuesday there was "not a strong case" for a near-term policy move as inflation was expected to undershoot its target for another two years, suggesting that a rate hike won't be on the cards for a long time to come.

Nov 16 2017

Asia shares gain despite Wall Street weakness, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY Asian shares shrugged off Wall Street losses and a lacklustre start to rally on Thursday, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

Nov 15 2017

Australia jobless rate lowest since 2013, no boon for wages

SYDNEY Australian employment rose for a 13th straight month in October, the longest stretch of gains since the early 1990s, while the jobless rate dipped to its lowest in over 4-1/2 years.

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