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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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20 Feb 2018

Australia central bank maps steady rate path, wary on mortgage debt

SYDNEY Australia's central bank mapped out a steady course for rates at its first meeting of 2018 this month, stressing that a pick-up in wage growth was necessary to ensure a much-needed recovery in inflation.    

19 Feb 2018

New Zealand Labour Party support rises to 15-year high after four months at helm - poll

The approval rating for New Zealand's pregnant prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has soared and support for her Labour Party has surged to its highest in 15 years, according to a poll released on Monday, nearly four months after her coalition government was sworn in.

16 Feb 2018

Australian central bank says doesn't see case for near-term rate rise

SYDNEY The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) expects to make only gradual progress in reducing unemployment and having inflation return to its 2-3 percent target band, signalling interest rates will stay at record lows for a while yet.

09 Feb 2018

Australian, NZ dollar seen defying volatility in the year ahead: Reuters poll

SYDNEY Analysts have lifted their forecasts for the Australian and New Zealand dollars, although the antipodean currencies still seem set for a remarkably dull year despite raging volatility in global markets recently, a Reuters poll showed.

06 Feb 2018

Australia's central bank upbeat on economy, keeps policy unchanged

SYDNEY Australia's central bank struck an upbeat tune about the country's economy on Tuesday, steering a steady rate path at its first meeting of 2018 even as global markets went into a tailspin.

02 Feb 2018

Bond yields, euro jump as reflation trade makes a comeback

SYDNEY The euro neared multi-year peaks on Friday as talk of policy tightening in Europe and expectations that inflation is set to gear higher drove up borrowing costs globally.

27 Dec 2017

Australia, NZ dollars hit 2-month peaks in light holiday trade

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Dec 27 The Australian dollar rose to two-month highs on Wednesday led by higher prices for metals and oil while its New Zealand cousin was slightly weaker in a holiday-shortened week.

18 Dec 2017

Exchange giant CME's bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder. | Video

13 Dec 2017

Australia central bank governor says bitcoin fascination is 'speculative mania'

SYDNEY The fascination with virtual currencies feels more like a "speculative mania", the head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday, just days after the launch of the world's first bitcoin futures.

13 Dec 2017

Australia central bank governor says bitcoin fascination is 'speculative mania'

SYDNEY The fascination with virtual currencies feels more like a "speculative mania", the head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday, just days after the launch of the world's first bitcoin futures.

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