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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

18 Oct 2017

Banks say EU's grab for London's financial sector could backfire

LONDON A push by European Union countries to grab a slice of London's financial sector ahead of Brexit could backfire by raising costs for consumers and companies on the continent, the UK's main banking industry body said on Wednesday.

18 Oct 2017

Millions of Britons in financial difficulty

LONDON Over four million people in Britain are having difficulties paying their monthly bills, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday, at a time when inflation is rising and interest rates may follow.

18 Oct 2017

UK watchdog tells EU not to disrupt funds industry

LONDON The long-established practice of funds in one country being run by managers based in another works well and no changes are needed, Britain's top markets regulator said on Tuesday in a swipe at European Union plans that have also been criticised by the sector.

17 Oct 2017

Brexit raises existential questions for EU capital market

PARIS Britain's exit from the European Union will potentially put London, the EU's biggest capital market, out of reach, putting pressure on the other 27 countries to find new ways to finance their economies.

17 Oct 2017

LSE chief says shift in euro clearing would bump up costs

PARIS European Union plans to scrutinise clearing of euro-denominated derivatives outside the bloc could fragment markets and cost EU customers 20 billion euros (£17.8 billion) a year, London Stock Exchange Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said on Tuesday.

17 Oct 2017

EU watchdogs to study cost, performance of mutual funds

PARIS European Union financial regulators will conduct a large-scale study of the cost and performance of mutual funds, a top regulator said on Tuesday.

17 Oct 2017

Brexit transition deal likely to be too late for some banks, says TheCityUK

LONDON Any binding Brexit transition agreement is unlikely before the first quarter of next year, too late to stop some banks in London from pressing the "relocate" button, a British financial services lobby group said on Tuesday.

13 Oct 2017

Top funds body says EU asset management plans could backfire

LONDON Europe's leading asset management body has told the European Union that its plans for centralizing industry supervision could undermine the global appeal of EU-listed funds.

13 Oct 2017

FCA says sovereign listing plan in line with government policy

LONDON The Financial Conduct Authority said its proposals for listing state-controlled companies such as Saudi Aramco were in line with Britain's aim of London remaining a leading financial centre, raising concerns about whether they were robust enough.

13 Oct 2017

UK watchdog says sovereign listing plan in line with government policy

LONDON The Financial Conduct Authority said its proposals for listing state-controlled companies such as Saudi Aramco were in line with Britain's aim of London remaining a leading financial center, raising concerns about whether they were robust enough.

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