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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

14 Mar 2018

Bank of China authorized to operate in Chile -regulator

SANTIAGO, March 13 Chilean banking regulator SBIF on Tuesday said it had authorized Bank of China Limited, one of China's largest banks, to operate in the country, a further sign of deepening economic ties between China and Latin America.

10 Mar 2018

Exclusive: Chile files complaint to block sale of SQM shares to Chinese companies

SANTIAGO Chile's government has asked antitrust regulators to block the sale of a stake in lithium company SQM to a Chinese company on the grounds it would give China an unfair advantage in the global race to secure resources to develop electric vehicles, according to a document seen by Reuters.

09 Mar 2018

Asia-Pacific nations sign sweeping trade deal without U.S.

SANTIAGO Eleven countries including Japan and Canada signed a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement without the United States on Thursday in what one minister called a powerful signal against protectionism and trade wars. | Video

23 Feb 2018

Chilean salmon producer AquaChile to raise $200 mln, list in Norway

SANTIAGO, Feb 23 Chilean salmon company AquaChile plans to raise $200 million, in part by issuing new shares on the Norwegian stock exchange, in a bid to finance its investment plan and eventual mergers or acquisitions, the company said in a Friday filing.

30 Jan 2018

Chile open to increasing SQM lithium quota to satisfy Tesla: Corfo

SANTIAGO Chile is open to negotiating an additional quota of lithium for local miner SQM to meet potential demand from U.S. electric car-maker Tesla, Eduardo Bitran, head of Chilean development agency Corfo, told Reuters on Monday.

22 Jan 2018

Chile praises China's 'constructive role' at Latin American forum

SANTIAGO Chile's foreign minister welcomed Chinese representatives to a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean countries on Sunday, praising the Asian nation for rejecting protectionism as the United States backs away from global trade.

29 Dec 2017

Chile's peso, stocks head for new highs as uncertainty subsides

SANTIAGO, Dec 29 Chilean stocks and currency are poised to reach new heights in 2018, bolstered by the victory of conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera in the country's presidential election this month and a sharp spike in copper prices, analysts say.

28 Dec 2017

Chile could see $7.5 billion in royalties from SQM by 2030 -Corfo

SANTIAGO, Dec 27 Chile could earn up to $7.5 billion in royalties by 2030 from a new contract with lithium miner SQM if it can resolve its dispute with the company, authorities said on Wednesday.

18 Dec 2017

Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

SANTIAGO Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin on Sunday, pledging to jump-start economic growth in the world's top copper exporter and opt for more business-friendly policies than his center-left predecessor.

17 Dec 2017

Mudslide in southern Chile kills five, at least 15 missing

SANTIAGO A mudslide on Saturday tore through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said.


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