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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March 1 Mining giant Rio Tinto was at the forefront of declines in Australian shares on Thursday, dropping up to 4.8 percent as it traded ex-dividend, while the broader market shivered due to expectations for rising U.S. interest rates
Feb 28 Australian shares dropped on Wednesday after five sessions of gains, nudged down by a sell-off in U.S. markets, some poor company results at home and a fall in some commodity prices.
Feb 27 Australian shares extended gains into a fifth session on Tuesday, buoyed by mining and energy companies such as BHP in the wake of rising prices for some commodities and a string of healthy earnings reports in the sector.
Feb. 26 - Australian shares edged higher on Monday, supported by strength on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve assuaged investor concerns over the monetary policy outlook this year, while domestic earnings continued provide trading catalysts.
Investors raised their long positions on most Asian currencies over the last three weeks, with the Indian rupee enjoying the biggest boost, as the dollar was hit by uncertainty over the pace of U.S. rate increases, the euro rally and possible tapering of Japanese stimulus.
Dec 8 Financial and energy stocks put Australian shares on track for a second day of gains on Friday, taking cues from a rise on Wall Street and higher oil prices overnight.
(This version of the story corrects paragraph 7 to show ASX plans releasing timetable for transition to new system in March 2018, not make it operational in March 2018)
Dec 7 Banks led Australian shares slightly higher on Thursday after three straight losing sessions, with investors shrugging off an October trade surplus that came in well below expectations.
Dec 6 Materials stocks led Australian shares lower on Wednesday tracking lower base metal prices and a choppy Wall Street, as investors awaited third quarter economic growth data.
Dec 5 Australian shares fell slightly on Tuesday with financials leading losses, on relatively weak sentiment from Wall Street, and ahead of Reserve Bank of Australia policy review that is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at a record low.