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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

17 Mar 2018

Over 100 countries agree to seek digital tax consensus by 2020 - OECD

PARIS Some 110 countries have agreed to work towards forming an international consensus by 2020 on how to tax digital businesses across borders, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Friday.

13 Mar 2018

Trade tensions cloud best global growth outlook in 7 years: OECD

PARIS Trade tensions are threatening the best global economic growth outlook in seven years, the OECD said on Tuesday, adding that four U.S. rate rises are likely this year as tax cuts stoke the world's biggest economy while Brexit will drag on Britain. | Video

09 Feb 2018

As France's economy takes off, a new problem: labor shortages

PARIS Business is booming for Sylvie Guinard, who runs French machine manufacturer Thimonnier. The problem is, she can't find the enough staff – even in a country where millions of people are out of work.

26 Jan 2018

French industry morale signals no end in sight to boom

PARIS France's industrial rebound gathered pace in January while broader business confidence and consumer morale remained strong but pulled back from recent highs, surveys showed on Friday.

26 Jan 2018

Investors look to France's 'Macronomics' to beat benchmarks

PARIS Investors are banking on an economic renewal under President Emmanuel Macron to beat broader European benchmarks, sparking a flood of cash into funds offering exposure to France.

24 Jan 2018

French hiring hits record high in fourth quarter, jobless total falls

PARIS Hiring in France's private sector hit a record high in the fourth quarter of 2017 while the jobless total fell in December, data showed on Wednesday, welcome news for President Emmanuel Macron who pushed through unpopular labour reform aimed at reducing unemployment.

15 Jan 2018

Euro zone must make first reforms by 2019 - French minister

PARIS The euro zone must take its first steps towards reforming its economic regulations and institutions by the start of 2019 at the latest, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday.

06 Jan 2018

France's Macron urges respect of rule of law in talks with Erdogan

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron told Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan on Friday that democratic countries must respect the rule of law in their fight against terrorism as he voiced concerns about the fate of students, teachers and journalists detained by Ankara. | Video

21 Dec 2017

Ballooning French corporate debt rattles regulators, but not lenders

PARIS French corporate debt has ballooned to record levels as other euro zone countries have seen their firms cut debt, unsettling the central bank and prompting a cap on bank lending to the most indebted corporate borrowers.

15 Dec 2017

France moves to rein in corporate borrowing binge

PARIS France's financial stability council said on Friday that it planned to set a cap on large banks' exposure to highly indebted companies after big French firms binged on cheap debt in recent years amid record low interest rates.


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