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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

23 Jun 2017

Britain's finance industry warns of threat from Brexit law changes

LONDON Britain's finance industry will warn the government next week to limit ministers' powers to change legislation when it begins the mammoth task of converting European Union laws into domestic legislation in preparation for its exit from the bloc, according to a draft report seen by Reuters.

16 Jun 2017

UK prosecutors to decide on charges over Barclays Qatar case next week - source

LONDON Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to announce on Tuesday whether it will bring criminal charges against Barclays and some of its former senior executives over a 2008 emergency fundraising from Qatar, according to a person familiar with the plans.

16 Jun 2017

'Create goodwill', business leaders urge May in Brexit talks

LONDON Business leaders are calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to unilaterally guarantee the rights of millions of EU nationals living in Britain and to honour its financial commitments as it prepares to start talks on its exit from the European Union.

15 Jun 2017

Election means 'new game' of Brexit negotiations for the City

LONDON Large banks are planning to step up their lobbying of the British government as they sense an opportunity to change its priorities in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, John McFarlane, who chairs the UK's main financial lobby group, told Reuters.

12 Jun 2017

Finance firms stick to hard Brexit plans despite calls for softer EU break

LONDON Finance firms in Britain say they are pushing ahead with plans to move staff and operations to continental Europe, despite a chance that the government may soften its 'Hard Brexit' policies after losing its parliamentary majority.

09 Jun 2017

Little upside in prospect for British banks from election result

LONDON British bank shares fell on Friday as investors priced in the likely negative impact on the sector of Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win a majority in a snap election. | Video

09 Jun 2017

Little upside in prospect for British banks from election result

LONDON British bank shares fell on Friday as investors priced in the likely negative impact on the sector of Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win a majority in a snap election. | Video

08 Jun 2017

France in talks with up to 50 asset managers on post-Brexit plans

LONDON France is in talks with 30-50 asset managers who are considering setting up new outposts in Paris so that they can retain access to the European Union once Britain leaves, the ambassador for the French asset management lobbying group told Reuters.

06 Jun 2017

RBS investor settlement over 2008 cash call back on track - sources

LONDON Rebel RBS shareholders, who had been determined to bring the bank and former CEO Fred Goodwin to court over losses related to a 2008 rights issue, are set to agree to a settlement and the case is likely to be dropped, sources said on Tuesday.

06 Jun 2017

RBS investor settlement over 2008 cash call back on track: sources

LONDON Rebel RBS shareholders, who had been determined to bring the bank and former CEO Fred Goodwin to court over losses related to a 2008 rights issue, are set to agree to a settlement and the case is likely to be dropped, sources said on Tuesday.

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