Edward Taylor

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

22 Mar 2018

BMW says electric car mass production not viable until 2020

FRANKFURT BMW will not mass produce electric cars until 2020 because its current technology is not profitable enough to scale up for volume production, the chief executive said on Thursday.

21 Mar 2018

BMW raises R&D spending for electric, autonomous cars

Munich German carmaker BMW will increase research and development (R&D) spending to an all-time high of up to 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) this year as part of efforts to bring 25 electrified models to market by 2025. | Video

19 Mar 2018

Germany's Goldman hire prompts fear of banks' renewed influence

FRANKFURT Germany's appointment of a Goldman Sachs executive to a senior finance ministry post on Monday drew accusations the government was once again cosying up to the banking sector that caused the 2008 economic crash.

27 Feb 2018

China's Geely raid on Daimler reignites German know-how fears

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Automaker Geely's purchase of a $9 billion stake in Mercedes maker Daimler rekindled fears in Germany on Monday of its highly-prized expertise falling into Chinese hands. | Video

25 Feb 2018

Daimler stärkt Allianz mit chinesischem Partner BAIC

Peking/Frankfurt Mitten in der Aufregung um den Einstieg des chinesischen Autobauers Geely bei Daimler haben der Stuttgarter Autobauer und sein chinesischer Partner BAIC Motor eine Milliarden-Investition in China angekündigt.

25 Feb 2018

China's Geely makes $9 billion Daimler bet against tech "invaders"

BEIJING/FRANKFURT Chinese carmaker Geely has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Daimler in a $9 billion bet by its chairman that he can access the Mercedes-Benz owner's technology in the growing battle for the future of automotives.

24 Feb 2018

Geely chairman builds $9 billion stake in Germany's Daimler

BEIJING/FRANKFURT The chairman of Chinese carmaker Geely has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler , making a $9 billion (£6.4 billion) bet that he can push through an alliance to access the German company's technology.

19 Feb 2018

German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling

FRANKFURT/BERLIN A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country's roads.

06 Feb 2018

China's Geely buys shares in Germany's Daimler: sources

FRANKFURT/BEIJING Chinese carmaker Geely has bought shares in German car and truck maker Daimler , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the Chinese owner of Volvo cars seeks to strike an alliance over electric cars technology.

02 Feb 2018

Volkswagen faces inquiry call over diesel fume tests on monkeys

FRANKFURT Volkswagen's supervisory board called for an immediate inquiry into who commissioned tests in which monkeys were exposed to toxic diesel fumes, while the German government said such studies were unjustifiable. | Video


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