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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

18 Jul 2018

Going, going gone for Australia's house price boom. And some investors smell trouble

SYDNEY It's a winter weekend in Sydney's bustling northern suburb of Chatswood and a three-bedroom family house sporting an endless garden is up for auction. It's priced to sell at A$1.88 million ($1.4 million) but no buyers bite and the sale is abandoned.

16 Jul 2018

FOREX-Dollar gains fade on China-EU summit, U.S. data eyed

SYDNEY, July 16 The dollar eased a bit against most major currencies on positive trade talks between China and the European Union although softer economic data from China and Beijing's escalating trade war with the United States tempered the enthusiasm.

16 Jul 2018

Australia, NZ dollars dip on China slowdown worries

SYDNEY, July 16 The Australian and New Zealand dollars eased slightly on Monday on news China had posted weaker-than-expected industrial production for June, raising fears of a slowdown there.

16 Jul 2018

FOREX-Dollar pauses near 6-month top ahead of big economic indicators

SYDNEY, July 16 Major currencies held around recent ranges on Monday thanks to a lull in China-U.S. trade skirmishing and as investors await key data from the world's two biggest economies to determine whether global growth is running out of puff.

10 Jul 2018

New Zealand nurses' strike spotlights fiscal challenge for government

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand nurses are planning to strike on Thursday for the first time in 30 years after rejecting a pay rise offer, creating a political and fiscal test for the new government.

18 Jun 2018

Divided we fall? Australia labor unions' slump may be one reason for low wages growth

SYDNEY After a record 26 years of uninterrupted economic growth, Australian workers should be sitting pretty. They aren’t.

14 Jun 2018

Australia May jobs growth misses expectations as full-time employment falls

SYDNEY Australian employment rose by less-than-expected in May with gains led wholly by part-time work while the jobless rate ticked down to its lowest since November, a mixed outcome that points to tepid wages growth.

13 Jun 2018

Australia central bank governor sees no need to worry about house price slowdown

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australia's central bank governor said on Wednesday the current slowdown in the housing market isn't a cause for concern but flagged the need for policy to remain at record lows for the foreseeable future with wage growth and inflation still weak.

13 Jun 2018

Australia interest rates seen staying low for longer - RBA governor

SYDNEY, June 13 The head of Australia's central bank reiterated on Wednesday that any increase in the country's official cash rates was still "some time away" as wage growth and consumer prices remain tepid.

06 Jun 2018

Australia posts strongest growth in 2 years, extends recession-free run

SYDNEY Australia lived up to its "lucky country" nickname on Wednesday, posting the strongest annual economic expansion in nearly two years last quarter and extending a 27-year run of recession-free growth. | Video


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