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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

02 Mar 2018

Packaging group Mondi announces special payout as profit climbs

Packaging group Mondi will pay a special dividend of 1 euro per share after resuming profit growth on improved demand and average selling prices, trumpeting its ability to offset any further cost inflation this year.

02 Mar 2018

Land Securities Chairwoman Alison Carnwath to retire

Alison Carnwath, one of a handful of women at the helm of a FTSE 100 company board, is retiring after nine years as chairwoman at Land Securities , Britain's largest listed commercial property developer.

01 Mar 2018

IPF gears up for tougher lending rules across Europe

International Personal Finance Plc (IPF) said on Thursday it expected caps on loan charges to be put in place in Czech Republic, Romania and Spain, as it deals with regulatory oversight of its consumer credit markets.

01 Mar 2018

British recruiter Robert Walters sees 'pockets' of wage inflation

Companies in Britain were beginning to hire new staff in areas such as finance, cybersecurity and digital markets, leading to "pockets" of wage inflation in the job market, recruiter Robert Walters said on Thursday.

28 Feb 2018

Events group Informa sees scope for more deals after UBM

Informa , fresh from a 3.6 billion pound ($5 billion) agreement to buy rival UBM , will look for bolt-on deals to exploit its enlarged range of business-focused exhibitions, it said on Wednesday.

27 Feb 2018

Resilient London prompts special payout from offices developer Derwent

Derwent London Plc , a central London office developer, proposed a special dividend of 75 pence on Tuesday, citing profits from property sales and better than expected growth in value of its buildings despite the shadow of Brexit.

23 Feb 2018

Norway's sovereign wealth fund buys 245 million pounds stake in UK's Shaftesbury

(This version of February 22's story corrects paragraph 4 to clarify NBIM's partnership with Crown Estate)

22 Feb 2018

British construction industry faces EU worker exodus - Hays

British construction sites are starting to see a labour shortage as Eastern Europeans, who have traditionally filled the bulk of on-site jobs, have stopped taking positions after Britain's decision to leave the EU, recruiter Hays said.

21 Feb 2018

Britain's Interserve exits power business as part of restructuring

British contractor Interserve , which is in talks with its bankers to secure funding after issuing two profit warnings last year, has decided to close its power business as part of an operational restructuring of its industrial unit.

21 Feb 2018

Growth comes at a cost for UK's Metro Bank

Metro Bank could need to raise more capital later this year, its CEO said, as the British challenger bank looks to more than double its loan book within three years.

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