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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

17 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Italy's president defends central bank chief as his mandate expires

ROME Italy's president on Tuesday made a rare intervention to defend the country's central bank chief after the ruling Democratic Party (PD) criticised Ignazio Visco, whose mandate expires in less than two weeks.

13 Oct 2017

Italy passes decree to ward off foreign takeovers

ROME Italy's cabinet on Friday passed a decree to force investors that build up minority stakes of at least 10 percent in Italian listed companies to disclose what their intentions are on final ownership.

13 Oct 2017

Italy regulator explores forced Telecom Italia network split: sources

MILAN/ROME Italy's communications regulator is considering whether it could force Telecom Italia (TIM) to put its fixed-line network into a separate company to address competition concerns, three sources close to the matter said.

11 Oct 2017

Italy ruling party president proposes state role for Telecom Italia network

ROME Italy should play a role in resolving the gridlock over Telecom Italia's (TIM) network assets, possibly by involving state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper.

04 Oct 2017

White tiger, dark horse: North Korean art market heats up

DANDONG, China Seated beneath tall windows and dressed simply in singlets and trousers, North Korean painters are hard at work. The artists staple canvases to frames or copy idyllic landscapes from laptop computers. One wears headphones as he brushes a group of running horses onto his canvas. | Video

27 Sep 2017

Italy's Fincantieri to take control of France's STX, ending shipyard row

LYON, France Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri will take effective control of STX France under a shared ownership agreement, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, ending a dispute that had soured bilateral ties.

26 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Abu Dhabi to sell Italian exec-jet business to China buyers - source

ROME An Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund plans to sell the executive-jet business of Italy's Piaggio Aerospace to a state-backed Chinese consortium in a deal that is now under scrutiny by Rome, a source familiar with the matter said.

15 Sep 2017

Possible Thales, Leonardo role in Franco-Italian ship talks - sources

ROME/PARIS Italy and France are discussing a ship-building alliance that could lead to partnerships with Europe's second and third biggest defence contractors, Thales and Leonardo, two sources close to the matter said.

05 Jul 2017

Italian court to hear $3 bln claim against Morgan Stanley -source

ROME Italian prosecutors have decided to take Morgan Stanley to court over allegations that the U.S. bank caused 2.7 billion euros ($3.1 billion) in losses to the state in relation to derivative transactions, a source familiar with the matter said.

04 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Italian court to hear $3 billion claim against Morgan Stanley - source

ROME Italian prosecutors have decided to take Morgan Stanley to court over allegations that the U.S. bank caused 2.7 billion euros ($3.1 billion) in losses to the state in relation to derivative transactions, a source familiar with the matter said.

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