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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SYDNEY The Australian and New Zealand dollars are likely to stay resilient this year, a Reuters poll showed, even as fears of a global trade war spark wild gyrations in currency markets.
SYDNEY Simmering fears of a global trade war. An embarrassing political scandal in Japan. Rapid job-turnover inside the White House and the threat of faster interest rate hikes in the United States.
SYDNEY The head of Australia's central bank is upbeat about domestic economic growth despite a disappointing end to last year, but fears the specter of a trade war calling threatened U.S. tariffs "highly regrettable."
SYDNEY The head of Australia's central bank is upbeat about domestic economic growth despite a disappointing end to last year, but fears the spectre of a trade war calling threatened U.S. tariffs "highly regrettable."
SYDNEY Australia's economic growth slowed last quarter as bad weather hit exports, though stronger-than-expected government spending and a revival in household consumption helped the country extend its 26-year run without recession.
SYDNEY, March 7 The head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday the country's economy is expected to grow "stronger" in 2018 than in the past year, in a speech hours before official data that is likely to show growth decelerated last quarter.
SYDNEY Surprisingly strong spending by Australia's government provided a much-needed lift to economic growth last quarter, helping offset the drag from weather-dampened exports and extending the country's 26-year run without recession.
SYDNEY Australia's central bank left interest rates at record lows on Tuesday, as expected, and sounded less confident that the economy would grow at 3 percent or more this year, in another sign rates will likely remain on hold for months to come.
SYDNEY, March 5 The dollar stayed on a slippery slope on Monday amid fears of a global trade war, while the euro dipped briefly but rebounded quickly after results of exit polls for Italy's elections pointed to a hung parliament.
SYDNEY Asian shares extended losses on Wednesday as weak Chinese and Japanese manufacturing data revived worries about global growth amid anxiety over faster rate rises in the United States.