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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

28 Apr 2017

Exclusive - EU to ease derivatives rules, holds fire on euro clearing changes

LONDON The burden of new regulation for derivatives markets would be eased and competition increased under proposals from the European Union's executive, a document seen by Reuters showed, which omitted any moves to curb euro clearing in Britain after Brexit.

26 Apr 2017

'Have a little swagger', CEOs tell May in bid to make Brexit pay

LONDON Global chief executives and investors had some sharp advice for Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday: Make Brexit a success by looking beyond the European Union and adopting a little swagger about the benefits of the world's fifth largest economy.

26 Apr 2017

Banks will move some operations to Continent soon - Barclays

LONDON Banks in Britain will start shifting some operations to Continental Europe reasonably soon to avoid disrupting links with customers after Brexit, Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley said on Wednesday.

26 Apr 2017

Lloyd's of London sees continental business growing after Brexit

LONDON A base in mainland Europe will help insurer Lloyd's of London increase its market share on the continent in the medium term, its chairman John Nelson said on Wednesday.

25 Apr 2017

EU bankers say 'no' to more new bank rules ahead of Brexit

LONDON The European Union should hit the pause button on new bank rules ahead of Britain's departure from the bloc, senior bank executives said on Tuesday.

24 Apr 2017

Grant Thornton fined 2.3 million pounds over AssetCo audits

LONDON Britain's accounting watchdog has fined Grant Thornton 2.3 million pounds for failing to challenge "fictitious revenues" at listed fire and rescue services firm AssetCo .

18 Apr 2017

Britain's finance watchdog says EU access vital for healthy competition

LONDON Access to markets and workers in the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc is essential for maintaining healthy competition in financial services and avoiding disruption, the UK's markets watchdog said on Tuesday.

18 Apr 2017

Britain's finance watchdog says EU access vital for healthy competition

LONDON, April 18 Access to European Union markets and people after Britain leaves the bloc is essential for maintaining healthy competition in financial services, the country's markets watchdog said on Tuesday.

13 Apr 2017

Hunt for Barclays whistleblower tests strength of new UK regime

LONDON Barclays chief executive Jes Staley's attempts to unmask a whistleblower will be a test case for a regime put in place last year that aims to hold bank bosses to account if they fail to defend reinforced standards.

12 Apr 2017

CME Group shuts loss-making London derivatives and clearing units

LONDON CME Group , one of the world's biggest exchanges, is closing two operations in London by year end after they ran up losses of more than $100 million (80 million pounds), saying on Wednesday customers preferred using its U.S. operations.

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