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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.

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17 Apr 2018

In South Korea, overseas cryptocurrency offerings skirt local clampdown

SEOUL Six months after South Korea banned the issuance of new cryptocurrencies, they are starting to creep back into the country by using overseas listings for local trading.

06 Apr 2018

South Korean cryptocurrency executives detained over alleged embezzlement

SEOUL Four executives from two South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were detained on Thursday and are being questioned in connection with the alleged embezzlement of billions of won, prosecutors said.

30 Mar 2018

South Korea's February output unexpectedly rises on-month on demand for cars, chips

SEOUL South Korea's industrial output unexpectedly rose in February as robust overseas demand continued to boost production of memory chips and cars in a sign factory activity remained brisk.

21 Mar 2018

South Korea central bank chief unsure if wide gap with U.S. rates would be sustainable

SEOUL South Korea's central bank chief said on Wednesday that the bank is unsure whether a wide gap between U.S. and South Korean base rates would be sustainable, hours ahead of an expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

13 Mar 2018

Bitcoin start-ups in Asia take aim at remittances market

HONG KONG/SEOUL Bitcoin, battered by warnings about volatility and bubble-like appreciation, may have found a way to play a niche role in a big market: overseas money transfers.

12 Mar 2018

Head of South Korea's financial watchdog offers to resign

SEOUL The chief of South Korea's financial watchdog, who faces allegations of involvement in hiring irregularities when he was at a major commercial bank, offered to resign on Monday, the regulatory agency said.

08 Mar 2018

North, South Korea won't march together at Paralympics amid flag row

SEOUL South and North Korea will not march together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics, as they did at the Olympics last month, because they cannot agree on a united flag that erases islands disputed with Japan, officials said.

05 Mar 2018

South Korea's finance minister, BOK chief say will enhance policy coordination

SEOUL South Korea's finance minister and central bank chief said on Monday they would enhance policy coordination amid heightened domestic and international economic uncertainties.

02 Mar 2018

Surprise second term for South Korea central bank chief seen promoting continuity

SEOUL South Korea's government surprised the market on Friday by reappointing central bank chief Lee Ju-yeol for another term, a move that economists said should reinforce plans to gradually tighten monetary policy.

02 Mar 2018

South Korea's January factory output rebounds on strong export growth

SEOUL South Korea's industrial output rebounded in January, official data showed on Friday, reflecting strong export demand for memory chips and petroleum products.

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