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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

25 Jul 2017

Greece prepares for end of bailout era with comeback bond

LONDON/ATHENS (Reuters/IFR) - Greece successfully sold debt to private investors for the first time in three years on Tuesday, making a significant first step towards financial independence when its third international bailout ends next year. | Video

24 Jul 2017

Greece announces new 5-year bond issue after 3-year market exile

ATHENS In its first attempt to return to the bond market in three years as its debt crisis eases, Greece on Monday invited holders of its 4.75 percent outstanding bonds maturing in 2019 to tender them for cash, along with a plan to offer new five-year paper.

21 Jul 2017

Hungary's OTP to buy Banca Romaneasca from Greece's NBG: sources

BUDAPEST/ATHENS Hungary's OTP Bank has agreed to buy Romania's Banca Romaneasca from the National Bank of Greece (NBG), two sources with knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Friday, continuing OTP's acquisition drive in central and eastern Europe.

20 Jul 2017

Greece explores market return after three years' exile under lenders' watch

ATHENS Greece said on Thursday it will strive to ensure a seamless access to debt markets when its bailout program ends next year, as speculation grew that its first bond market foray in three years was imminent.

04 Jul 2017

Greece's National Bank to sell Romania, Serbia, Cyprus operations

ATHENS Greece's second-largest lender National Bank (NBG) will sell more assets in the Balkans, including its Romanian operations, to complete a restructuring plan agreed with European authorities, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

29 Jun 2017

Dutch insurer EXIN to buy 75 percent of Greek NBG's insurance unit

ATHENS Dutch insurance group EXIN agreed to buy a 75 percent stake in Greek lender National Bank's (NBG) insurance subsidiary for 718 million euros (£632 million), it said on Thursday.

16 Jun 2017

Crisis averted or kicked down road? Wary, weary Greeks take dim view

ATHENS Subdued by three bailouts, record high unemployment and a maelstrom of taxes, Greeks were in no mood to party on Friday at news of a last-gasp deal pulling them from the brink of a financial abyss. Again.

16 Jun 2017

Crisis averted or kicked down road? Wary, weary Greeks take dim view

ATHENS Subdued by three bailouts, record high unemployment and a maelstrom of taxes, Greeks were in no mood to party on Friday at news of a last-gasp deal pulling them from the brink of a financial abyss. Again.

07 Jun 2017

Piraeus Bank to sell assets, tackle bad loans in recovery plan

ATHENS Piraeus Bank , Greece's largest bank by assets, aims to sell its Balkan businesses and certain other holdings and shrink its bad loans portfolio, its new chief executive told reporters on Wednesday, outlining the group's plans up to 2020.

06 Jun 2017

Greek banks beat target in battle to cut sky-high bad loans

ATHENS Greek banks made progress in their fight to cut their exposure to doubtful and non-performing loans in the first quarter, data from the country's central bank showed on Tuesday.

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