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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

20 Sep 2017

Exclusive - Italy's UniCredit signals interest in deal with Germany's Commerzbank: sources

FRANKFURT Italy's UniCredit has recently told Berlin it is interested in eventually merging with state-backed Commerzbank , two people familiar with the matter said, a combination that would create one of Europe's biggest banks.

20 Sep 2017

EXCLUSIVE-UniCredit signals interest in Commerzbank merger to Berlin - sources

FRANKFURT, Sept 20 Italy's UniCredit has recently expressed an interest to the German government about merging with state-backed Commerzbank, two people familiar with the matter said, adding that any deal would only come in the medium term.

13 Sep 2017

EU markets watchdog warns investors of market bubble threat

FRANKFURT Rock-bottom interest rates and political uncertainty such as Brexit mean risks of an asset price bubble are at their highest, a European markets watchdog said on Tuesday, in an unusually strongly worded warning to investors.

11 Sep 2017

London stays world's top finance centre despite Brexit

FRANKFURT/ LONDON London remains the globe's most attractive financial centre, extending its lead over New York despite Britain's looming departure from the European Union, a survey found on Monday.

10 Sep 2017

Europe's bank regulators on expensive hiring spree before Brexit

FRANKFURT Europe's regulators are competing to hire risk specialists to prepare for an influx of banks escaping Brexit, nudging up salaries and stretching staff budgets.

06 Sep 2017

German industry group preparing for hard Brexit

FRANKFURT Germany's biggest industry group has set up a task force including companies such as Airbus, Siemens and Deutsche Bank to prepare for a disruptive British departure from the European Union, according to people involved.

05 Sep 2017

Europol urges action after record number of money laundering tip-offs

FRANKFURT Europol's head is calling for tighter controls after an analysis found money laundering goes mostly uninvestigated, despite banks alerting police to record numbers of suspicious transactions.

25 Aug 2017

Frankfurt hopes to become 'little London' after Brexit

FRANKFURT Frankfurt could become a miniature version of London after Brexit, a city official has predicted, after a study said tens of thousands of jobs would be created, bolstering Germany's banking capital.

18 Aug 2017

Ireland stays top euro zone centre for financial special purpose vehicles

FRANKFURT Ireland remains the euro zone's largest centre for financial special purpose vehicles, data from the European Central Bank (ECB) showed on Friday, placing it far ahead of closest rival Luxembourg.

27 Jun 2017

Italy bank rescue divides Europe

FRANKFURT Italy's multi-billion-euro closure of two lenders drew sharp criticism on Monday for hurting a project devised to underpin confidence in the euro zone during the financial crash.

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