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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.

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22 Dec 2017

Australian PM says nine foreigners among those hurt when driver ploughs into crowd

MELBOURNE Nearly half the 19 people injured when a driver with no known extremist links ploughed into pedestrians in the southern city of Melbourne were foreign nationals, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday. | Video

21 Dec 2017

Australia's Mineral Resources to buy AWE Ltd for $403 million

Australian gas producer AWE Ltd on Thursday accepted a sweetened takeover offer from Mineral Resources Ltd worth about A$526 million ($403 million) and that trumped an all-cash bid from a Chinese state-owned firm.

18 Dec 2017

ExxonMobil, BHP end Australia gas sales joint venture

ExxonMobil Corp and BHP Billiton Ltd have agreed to end a nearly 50-year-old gas marketing joint venture in Australia, bowing to pressure from the nation's competition watchdog amid concerns about gas supply and soaring prices.

13 Dec 2017

Westfield $16 billion Unibail-Rodamco sale rings the bell on retail's next chapter

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE For investors in Australia's Westfield Corp , its $16 billion sale to European property giant Unibail-Rodamco may mark a turning point for a mall industry under pressure to reinvent itself amid fierce online competition.

13 Dec 2017

Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS Europe's biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, in a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon . | Video

12 Dec 2017

France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion (£11.8 billion), in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

11 Dec 2017

Mineral Resources trumps Chinese bid for Australian gas producer AWE

MELBOURNE Australia's Mineral Resources has offered A$484 million ($364 million) for domestic gas producer AWE Ltd , topping a sweetened bid from state-owned China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group (CERCG).

08 Dec 2017

ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell paid no tax in Australia for 2016

MELBOURNE Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp paid no tax in Australia in the 2016 financial year, the third year in a row, despite reporting billions of dollars in income from operations in the country, a report from the tax office showed on Thursday.

08 Dec 2017

ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell paid no tax in Australia for 2016

MELBOURNE Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp paid no tax in Australia in the 2016 financial year, the third year in a row, despite reporting billions of dollars in income from operations in the country, a report from the tax office showed on Thursday.

30 Nov 2017

Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.

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