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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

03 Apr 2018

EMEA syndicated loans down 25% but pipeline builds

LONDON, April 3 (LPC) - First quarter syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fell 25% year-on-year to US$200bn from US$267bn, reflecting a fall in M&A activity and refinancing compared with the beginning of last year, Thomson Reuters LPC data shows.

29 Mar 2018

Glencore signs $9.085 billion loan refinancing

LONDON (LPC) - Global diversified natural resource company Glencore has signed $9.085 billion (6.47 billion pounds) of loans to refinance its existing short-term revolving credit facilities, the company said on Thursday.

15 Mar 2018

Trafigura signs $5.725 billion loan refinancing

LONDON (LPC) - Commodity trader Trafigura has refinanced its existing flagship European multicurrency revolving credit facility (RCF) for a record $5.725bn, the company said on Thursday.

15 Mar 2018

Trafigura signs US$5.725bn loan refinancing

LONDON, March 15 (LPC) - Commodity trader Trafigura has refinanced its existing flagship European multicurrency revolving credit facility (RCF) for a record US$5.725bn, the company said on Thursday.

12 Feb 2018

Broadcom gets record $100 billion loan for Qualcomm buy

LONDON US chipmaker Broadcom has agreed record-breaking syndicated loans of up to $100 billion with 12 banks to finance its proposed $121 billion acquisition of Qualcomm , the company said on Monday.

16 Jan 2018

Melrose lines up loan for GKN bid

LONDON UK manufacturing investment company Melrose is lining up a multi-billion pound loan to back its proposed £7 billion offer for engineering firm GKN , banking sources said.

11 Dec 2017

LPC-Steinhoff’s loan pricing rises after ratings downgrade

LONDON, Dec 11 Troubled South African retailer Steinhoff’s borrowing costs are rising as the company’s downgrade to junk by ratings agency Moody’s last week has increased the interest margins on some of the company’s outstanding syndicated loans.

16 Nov 2017

LPC-Gunvor signs US$1.39bn loan refinancing

LONDON, Nov 16 Swiss energy commodity trader Gunvor Group has signed a US$1.39bn revolving credit facility that will be used for general corporate purposes and working capital requirements, the company said on Thursday.

30 Oct 2017

MOVES-Griffiths to leave Danske Bank

LONDON, Oct 30 Richard Griffiths, head of loan syndication for Danske Bank in London, is leaving the bank to seek new opportunities and challenges, the bank announced on Monday.

12 Oct 2017

LPC-Nestle completes €11bn annual loan refinancing

LONDON, Oct 12 Nestle has renewed its existing syndicated credit facilities for a total of €11bn equivalent, lead bank Citigroup said in a statement.

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