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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

22 Sep 2017

Exclusive - Front-runner Ekholm blocked as new Riksbank governor: sources

STOCKHOLM Karolina Ekholm, the front-runner and a Social Democrat top pick to take over as Swedish central bank chief, has been rejected by the opposition, raising the prospect of Stefan Ingves's mandate as Riksbank governor being extended, sources told Reuters.

16 Aug 2017

Surge in Sweden's core inflation, highest since 2010, adds pressure for rate rise

STOCKHOLM Underlying inflation topped the Swedish central bank's target in July for the first time since 2010, putting the central Riksbank under pressure to tighten its ultra-loose monetary policy.

10 Mar 2017

Bombardier employee arrested in Swedish bribery investigation

STOCKHOLM Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had arrested an employee of Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier on suspicion of bribing Azerbaijani officials in a 2013 rail equipment procurement deal.

10 Mar 2017

Bombardier employee arrested in Swedish bribery investigation

STOCKHOLM Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had arrested an employee of Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier on suspicion of bribing Azerbaijani officials in a 2013 rail equipment procurement deal.

02 Mar 2017

Sweden returns draft amid security worries and soldier shortage

STOCKHOLM Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defence minister said on Thursday.

14 Feb 2017

Britain unlikely to trigger Article 50 at March 9 EU summit - Brexit Secretary

STOCKHOLM Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Tuesday the government was on course to meet its end-March deadline to launch the formal divorce procedure from the European Union but did not see Britain doing so at an EU summit next month.

21 Dec 2016

Split emerges over future of easy money as Swedish central bank expands money-printing

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Riksbank extended its bond-buying programme on Wednesday to cement an upturn in inflation but resistance by half its board raised questions about the future of the bank's ultra-easy monetary policy.

20 Dec 2016

Volvo Cars raises $500 million in move towards possible share listing

STOCKHOLM Volvo Cars has raised 5 billion Swedish crowns ($532 million) from a group of Swedish institutional investors, taking it a step towards a share market flotation nearly seven years after being bought by Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holdings [GEELY.UL].

23 Nov 2016

Iceland backed over bond freeze, U.S. funds vow to fight on

STOCKHOLM/LONDON The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) on Wednesday rejected complaints by two U.S.-based funds against Reykjavik's freezing of $1.4 billion of their bonds as it readied to lift its eight-year-long capital controls.

26 Oct 2016

Iceland gets initial EFTA backing in U.S. funds feud

LONDON/STOCKHOLM The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has given initial backing to Iceland's government in a stand off with two U.S. funds over bonds Reykjavik froze as it moved towards lifting the country's eight-year-old capital controls.

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