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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

15 Sep 2018

UK Labour warns big banks must never again be masters of the economy

LONDON, Sept 15 London's vast financial services industry must never again be the "master of the economy", the opposition Labour finance spokesman will say on Saturday in a speech accusing bankers of profiting from speculation at the expense of ordinary people.

14 Sep 2018

World is sleepwalking towards another financial crisis, former UK PM Brown warns

LONDON Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned that the world is on the verge of sleepwalking into another financial crisis because governments have failed to tackle the causes of the last major financial crash a decade ago. | Video

12 Sep 2018

London loses top spot to New York in financial survey due to Brexit

LONDON New York has overtaken London as the world's most attractive financial centre, a survey said on Wednesday, as Britain's decision to leave the EU prompts banks to shift jobs out of the city to keep access to Europe's single market. | Video

05 Sep 2018

UK's summer of discontent - Conservative grassroots can't stand PM's Brexit plan

BEACONSFIELD, England Over wet grilled sausages and red wine on a rainy British weekend, an evening garden gathering of ageing Conservative Party members seems an unlikely setting for subversion.

30 Aug 2018

Ex-Scottish leader Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct allegations

LONDON Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said on Wednesday he has resigned from the Scottish National Party, which he led for two decades, days after allegations of sexual misconduct became publicly known.

29 Aug 2018

Former UK chief rabbi calls Corbyn an anti-Semite

LONDON Britain's former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks has called Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite and said comments about Zionists he made five years ago were the most offensive by a senior UK politician in half a century.

23 Aug 2018

Britons living in EU could lose access to UK bank services in no-deal Brexit

LONDON Britons living in the European Union could lose access to their UK bank account services and businesses on the continent could be cut off from investment banks in London if there is a no-deal Brexit, the British government said on Thursday.

23 Aug 2018

Britons living in EU could lose access to UK bank services in no-deal Brexit

LONDON Britons living in the European Union could lose access to their UK bank account services and businesses on the continent could be cut off from investment banks in London if there is a no-deal Brexit, the British government said on Thursday.

22 Aug 2018

Exclusive - Britain extends lead as king of currencies despite Brexit vote

LONDON Britain has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign London is likely to continue to be one of the world's top two financial centres even after Brexit. | Video

25 Jul 2018

Barclays boss says UK finance sector will dodge Brexit bullet

LONDON Britain's banking industry will emerge largely unscathed from Brexit and retain its position as one of the world's top two financial centres for the foreseeable future, Barclays' Chairman John McFarlane told Reuters. | Video

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