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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.

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12:37pm GMT

UK spread better shares sink after EU watchdog proposes market curbs

LONDON Shares in leading British spread-betting firms sank on Monday after the European Union's securities watchdog said it may curb core parts of their market under sweeping new product powers from January.

9:37am GMT

UK watchdog to take closer look at initial coin offerings

LONDON Britain's markets watchdog will step up its scrutiny of the initial coin offering (ICO) market to see if new rules are needed to protect investors after issuing an alert in September.

16 Dec 2017

Exclusive - Bankers may get notes to help push industry line on Brexit

LONDON Bankers may be given a cribsheet to help the industry push for close ties with the European Union following Brexit, according to a document drawn up for the organisation that promotes Britain as a financial centre.

15 Dec 2017

UK watchdog to take closer look at initial coin offerings

LONDON, Dec 15 Britain's markets watchdog will step up its scrutiny of the initial coin offering (ICO) market to see if new rules are needed to protect investors after issuing an alert in September.

14 Dec 2017

Gibraltar launches financial services licence for blockchain

LONDON Gibraltar's financial services watchdog will introduce the world's first bespoke licence for "fintech" firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit.

14 Dec 2017

MPs say watchdog too slow on steelworker pensions

LONDON Britain's markets watchdog was accused on Wednesday of being an "archangel with feet of clay" for not dealing faster with concerns that steelworkers are being "ripped off" over their pensions, members of parliament said on Wednesday.

13 Dec 2017

UK banks must check suitability of customers to products

LONDON Financial firms unable to demonstrate that their stocks and bonds products are being sold to the right customers from January could fall foul of regulators, Britain's banking trade body said on Wednesday.

13 Dec 2017

UK lawmakers say watchdog too slow on steelworker pensions

LONDON, Dec 13 Britain's markets watchdog was accused on Wednesday of being an "archangel with feet of clay" for not dealing faster with concerns that steelworkers are being "ripped off" over their pensions, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

13 Dec 2017

UK banks must check suitability of customers to products

LONDON, Dec 13 Financial firms unable to demonstrate that their stocks and bonds products are being sold to the right customers from January could fall foul of regulators, Britain's banking trade body said on Wednesday.

11 Dec 2017

Britain steps up battle against money laundering

LONDON Britain said on Monday it would create a new national economic crime centre to crack down harder on money laundering by drug dealers and people traffickers who are expected to net 90 billion pounds ($120.3 billion) this year.

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