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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

17 Nov 2017

Bondholders sue Italian bank Monte dei Paschi over rescue action

MILAN A group of bondholders challenged Italy's rescue of ailing bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena , suing the lender over the cancellation of their investments and calling for the bonds to be reinstated.

03 Nov 2017

Total and Erg sell Italian fuel retail business to API

PARIS/MILAN French oil company Total said on Friday it had agreed to sell the Italian petrol station network it co-owns with partner ERG to refiner API, completing the planned disposal of the TotalErg joint venture's assets.

26 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Atlantia mulling sweetener for Abertis bid - sources

MILAN/MADRID Italy's Atlantia plans to improve its offer for rival Spanish toll roads operator Abertis to trump a 17.1 billion-euro bid from Spanish construction giant ACS's German unit Hochtief , two sources said.

23 Oct 2017

Italian regions start pursuing greater autonomy in shadow of Catalonia crisis

MILAN/VENICE Political leaders in northern Italy claimed an overwhelming mandate on Monday to seek greater autonomy from Rome after referendums that did not go as far as the independence vote in Catalonia declared illegal by Spain.

13 Oct 2017

Exclusive - Atlantia ready to raise Abertis' bid to beat ACS: sources

MILAN/DUESSELDORF Italian toll-road operator Atlantia is prepared to raise its takeover bid for Spanish rival Abertis to up to about 17.8 billion euros ($21 billion) should a rival offer by builder ACS materialise, three sources close to the matter said.

12 Oct 2017

Exclusive: ACS to launch cash-and-share bid for Abertis next week - sources

FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF Spanish builder ACS will launch next week a cash-and-share offer for toll road operator Abertis , sources said on Thursday, complicating a rival bid by Italy's Atlantia .

10 Oct 2017

Exclusive: EU regulators set to approve Atlantia's bid for Abertis - sources

MILAN/BRUSSELS Italian toll-road group Atlantia's 17 billion-euro ($20 billion) bid for Spain's Abertis is set to win EU approval, sources said on Tuesday, clearing another hurdle to getting the long-awaited deal done unless a counter-bid emerges.

09 Oct 2017

Spanish regulator clears the way for Atlantia's bid for Abertis

MADRID/MILAN Spain's market watchdog approved Italian infrastructure group Atlantia's proposed takeover of Spanish rival Abertis on Monday, clearing one of the hurdles to the creation of the world's biggest toll-roads operator.

28 Sep 2017

Autogrill paves way for alliances with group overhaul

MILAN Travel caterer Autogrill plans to separate its Italian motorways and airports restaurants into a wholly-owned subsidiary to make it easier to form alliances and joint ventures in its different businesses.

21 Sep 2017

UniCredit proposes to remove 5 percent cap on voting rights

MILAN UniCredit has called a shareholder meeting for Dec. 4 to put new governance proposals to the vote, including removing a 5 percent cap on voting rights and allowing the board to select its own candidates to be directors.

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