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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

08 Dec 2017

Airbnb pushes back on Singapore's tough home rental rules

SINGAPORE Short-term home rental service Airbnb on Friday called Singapore's regulatory framework "untenable" as authorities said they planned to hold discussions with home-sharing platforms and resident groups soon on how such accommodation may be allowed.

01 Dec 2017

Microchip surge warps Singapore's economic and policy outlook

SINGAPORE The race to build microchips to meet global demand for electronic gadgets is exaggerating Singapore's economic rebound, creating a potential headache for policymakers deciding whether to tighten monetary conditions for the first time in six years.

28 Nov 2017

Indonesian 'Trump' says has no plans to run for president

SINGAPORE Indonesian business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo said on Tuesday he was not planning to stand in the country's 2019 presidential election, and that he would support current President Joko Widodo if he chose to run again.

07 Nov 2017

Scotland needs global family to stay among rugby's elite

LONDON Luke Hamilton faced a very awkward conversation with Wales rugby selectors in 2011.

06 Nov 2017

Buying bias? Investors grab German bonds before ECB redemption reveal

LONDON German government borrowing costs hit a two-month low on Monday as investors bought the country's bonds in anticipation of new European Central Bank data that could give clues to where it will focus future asset purchases.

02 Nov 2017

Global policy tilt tempers easy feeling in euro zone bond markets

LONDON A recent rally in euro zone government bonds was stopped in its tracks on Thursday as the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in a decade and the U.S. Federal Reserve stayed on course for a hike at the end of the year.

27 Oct 2017

Draghi's term to end without ECB rate rise, markets predict

LONDON President Mario Draghi will go his whole eight year tenure at the helm of the European Central Bank without ever having raised interest rates, money market pricing suggests.

24 Oct 2017

Euro zone inflation expectations hit seven-month high

LONDON Investor expectations for long-term inflation in the euro zone rose to a seven-month high on Tuesday, an encouraging sign for the European Central Bank as it prepares to step back from its extraordinary monetary stimulus.

13 Oct 2017

Greece eyes November timeframe for bond swap, sounds out investors

ATHENS/LONDON Greece is eyeing a November timeframe to launch a swap of 20 small bonds for four new ones ahead of its scheduled emergence from its bailout programme next summer, bankers said on Friday.

10 Oct 2017

Spain's creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

LONDON Investors who lend billions of euros to Spain every year are struggling to sketch out the repercussions for the country's finances of a possible independence proclamation by the wealthy region of Catalonia.

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