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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

09 Jul 2018

MOVES-Harding leaves Deutsche Bank for Athora

LONDON, July 9 (IFR) - Chris Harding has left Deutsche Bank's debt capital markets business, according to a source familiar with the matter.

27 Jun 2018

Novo Banco encroaches on AT1 zipcode with minimum 8.5% yield

LONDON, June 27 (IFR) - Novo Banco is close to pricing a Tier 2 bond, but the 8.5% minimum yield - the highest for any euro subordinated bond sold this year - reflects the level of investor caution that still surrounds one of Europe's weakest lenders.

21 Jun 2018

MOVES-Diamond ducks out of Deutsche Bank

LONDON, June 21 (IFR) - Peter Diamond, head of Deutsche Bank's supranational, sovereign and agency business, has resigned for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the matter.

10 May 2018

Ghana revises pricing for US dollar dual-tranche offering

LONDON, May 10 (IFR) - Ghana has revised pricing for a US dollar dual-tranche offering comprising amortising bonds with 10 and 30-year average lives, according to a lead.

21 Feb 2018

High-risk euro bank bonds find buyers as crisis memories fade

LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - Germany's IKB Deutsche Industriebank, rescued twice during the financial crisis, has issued one of the riskiest forms of bonds without any credit rating from the big agencies. And yet, like many euro zone peers, it found itself swamped with demand.

05 Jan 2018

Italy's BMPS preps debt market comeback

LONDON, Jan 5 (IFR) - Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is hoping to bring its first bond issue since narrowly averting failure last year, but will need to offer investors a sweetener while its restructuring plan remains in the early stages.

19 Dec 2017

MOVES-Commerzbank syndicate banker Klocke clocks off

LONDON, Dec 19 (IFR) - Christian Klocke, head of covered bond syndicate at Commerzbank, is leaving the bank, according to a source.

23 Nov 2017

Nordea reboots AT1 asset class with record coupon

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Nordea Bank proved just how low investors are willing to go after selling a €750m 3.5% perp NC2025 Additional Tier 1 bond on Tuesday, the lowest coupon achieved in the sector by any European bank.

23 Oct 2017

Carige bondholders hunker down ahead of equity raise

LONDON, Oct 23 (IFR) - Banca Carige's debt exchange offer cleared its final hurdle on Saturday, but the bank's broader plan to strengthen its balance sheet could yet disintegrate if a forthcoming €500m equity raise fails to lift off.

03 Oct 2017

NBG to reopen market for Greek banks

LONDON, Oct 3 (IFR) - National Bank of Greece has announced plans for a euro covered benchmark, the first Greek bank bond in the public market since 2014 and a crucial step in normalising its funding after years of costly central bank support.

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