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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COLOMBO, Jan 8 Sri Lanka aims to raise $500 million this month via development bonds and is in the process of divesting two state-owned hotels, the central bank and a ministry said on Monday, as the government faces unprecedented debt repayment this year.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's economic growth in 2018 is forecast at between 5-5.5 percent, bouncing back from an anticipated four-year low of less than 4 percent last year, central bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said on Wednesday.
COLOMBO A consortium led by state-run China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd will invest $1 billion to build three 60-storey office towers on reclaimed land of the Port City development in Sri Lanka's capital, a government minister said on Tuesday.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's parliament approved on Friday a raft of tax concessions for a Chinese-led joint venture which will handle the southern port of Hambantota under a $1.1 billion deal that has sparked public anger and concerns in India and elsewhere.
COLOMBO The Maldives government on Monday defended its free trade agreement (FTA) with China against criticism from the opposition that it was signed in haste and with insufficient parliamentary scrutiny.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank does not see a need for a rate rise due to lower core inflation, but the monetary authority is cautiously monitoring the numbers, governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy told Reuters on Tuesday.
COLOMBO Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared voluntarily before a panel investigating alleged irregularities in government bond sales on Monday to clear his name.
COLOMBO, Nov 20 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared voluntarily before a panel investigating alleged irregularities in government bond sales on Monday to clear his name.
COLOMBO Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.
COLOMBO, Nov 6 Sri Lanka's fuel shortage will end on Nov. 9, Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said on Monday, as state-run oil retailer Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Lanka IOC traded blame charges over the shortage.