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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.

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23 May 2018

Research platform launches funding for redundant analysts as MiFID II bites

LONDON Research platform Smartkarma has launched a funding programme for investment bank analysts looking to quit their jobs, as new European Union rules on market transparency make their roles less secure.

21 May 2018

Three directors quit as takeover fight for India's Fortis drags on

MUMBAI/LONDON Three directors of India's Fortis Healthcare have quit ahead of a shareholder vote on Tuesday to decide their future, the company said, the latest twist in a prolonged takeover for one of the country's largest hospital operators.

15 May 2018

Manipal, TPG swoop in with sweetened bid for India's Fortis

NEW DELHI/LONDON India's Manipal Hospital and private equity firm TPG Capital Management [TPG.UL] on Monday sweetened their bid to buy Fortis Healthcare Ltd , just days after the Fortis board said it favoured a rival offer to the dismay of many shareholders.

14 May 2018

Manipal and TPG swoop in with sweetened bid for India's Fortis

NEW DELHI/LONDON, May 14 India's Manipal Hospital and private equity firm TPG Capital Management on Monday sweetened their bid to buy Fortis Healthcare Ltd , just days after the Fortis board said it favoured a rival offer to the dismay of many shareholders.

11 May 2018

India's Fortis picks underdog in five-way bidding war; shares fall

NEW DELHI/LONDON India's Fortis Healthcare Ltd aims to accept an offer of investment from the underdog of a five-way bidding war, in a decision that drew investor ire and sent shares in the cash-strapped hospital operator down almost 5 percent.

02 May 2018

Manipal-led bid for Fortis faces objections: sources

LONDON/MUMBAI Two major investors in Fortis Healthcare, who have concerns over the bidding process for the cash-strapped Indian hospital operator, plan to vote against a Manipal Hospitals-led consortium if that group is selected as the winning bidder.

01 May 2018

Euro's boom spells corporate gloom for region's exporters

LONDON A strong euro has helped U.S. companies extend their sales outperformance over Europe to multi-year highs in the first quarter, according to Reuters data - though experts expect the trend to begin to reverse later this year.

23 Apr 2018

Investors build up exposure to beaten-down UK infrastructure

LONDON Leading shareholders in British listed infrastructure funds are doubling down on their investments, betting the political worries that sent valuations to decade-lows are overdone.

20 Mar 2018

Apple supplier IQE's sales surge, but takes U.S. tax hit

Semiconductor component manufacturer IQE Plc , whose technology is used in Apple Inc's iPhone, posted a rise in 2017 adjusted pre-tax profit on Tuesday on strong wafer sales, though a change in U.S. tax policy hit unadjusted earnings.

13 Mar 2018

Major Dr Pepper Snapple shareholder may sell stake ahead of Keurig merger

LONDON One of soda-maker Dr Pepper Snapple's largest shareholders has said it may sell its shares in the business ahead of a proposed merger with Keurig Green Mountain, questioning the logic of the deal.

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