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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

11 May 2017

Kiwi slides as NZ central bank retains inflation outlook, neutral rate bias

WELLINGTON The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) defied market expectations it would adopt a more hawkish tone at its policy meeting on Thursday, retaining instead its neutral stance and sending the country's currency to an 11-month low.

10 May 2017

Australia hits banks with higher taxes to bring budget back into black

CANBERRA The Australian government pledged to deliver a small budget surplus in 2020-21, slapping big banks with new taxes to end more than a decade of deficits that have threatened its prized triple-A credit rating.

10 May 2017

Australia hits banks with higher taxes to bring budget back into black

CANBERRA The Australian government pledged to deliver a small budget surplus in 2020/21, slapping big banks with new taxes to end more than a decade of deficits that have threatened its prized triple-A credit rating.

09 May 2017

Australia to invest A$75 billion in infrastructure to kickstart Australia's next growth phase

CANBERRA - The Australian government announced plans to invest A$75 billion ($55 billion) in major infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, including an expansive inland railway and the potential purchase of a larger stake in the Snow Hydro Scheme, as it attempts to kickstart the country's next growth phase.

21 Apr 2017

Pence to talk trade, security and koalas during Australian visit

SYDNEY U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to discuss trade and regional security when he meets Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday, Australian and U.S. officials said.

07 Apr 2017

New Zealand begins clean-up as Cyclone Debbie floodwaters peak

WELLINGTON New Zealand began a major clean-up operation on Friday after heavy rain and floodwaters from the tail end of Cyclone Debbie swamped towns in the North Island and caused landslips that blocked roads.

06 Apr 2017

Thousands evacuated in New Zealand amid Cyclone Debbie floods

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY Rescue workers used tractors and boats to evacuate thousands of people at the top of New Zealand's North Island on Thursday as flood waters from ex-Cyclone Debbie surged in what meteorologists said was a once-in-500 year event. | Video

06 Apr 2017

New Zealand and Australia still pounded by ex-Cyclone Debbie

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, April 6 Thousands of people at the top of New Zealand's North Island were told to evacuate on Thursday while an Australian town is forecast to be underwater later in the day as the tail end of Cyclone Debbie continues to cause major flooding.

05 Apr 2017

Ex-Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in New Zealand

WELLINGTON Widespread flooding on Wednesday blocked roads, closed schools, diverted flights and forced hundreds of people to evacuate across New Zealand's North Island, as the tail-end of powerful Cyclone Debbie brought intense rainfall.

05 Apr 2017

Ex-Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, April 5 Floods and landslips blocked roads across New Zealand's north island on Wednesday after it was swept overnight by the tail-end of powerful Cyclone Debbie, which has left a trail of destruction in Australia.

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