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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

20 Nov 2017

Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT The prospect of bankers pouring into Frankfurt from post-Brexit Britain has worried local residents anxious about the effect on an already dire housing shortage but also energized leftist groups looking to advance their anti-capitalist ideology.

13 Nov 2017

EU markets agency warns new crypto coins could prove worthless

FRANKFURT Europe's top markets regulator has warned investors about the pitfalls of buying newly issued crypto coins, an experimental and unregulated form of online crowd funding particularly used by start-up businesses.

10 Nov 2017

Top EU lawmaker tells ECB to drop bad loans plan

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank should scrap plans for industry-wide rules to force banks to clean up bad loans, the head of the European Parliament's influential economic affairs committee said on Friday, as lawmakers dug in their heels in a dispute.

02 Nov 2017

Russia's Otkritie bailout hits home in Ireland

FRANKFURT Russia's bailed-out bank Otkritie will not repay $500 million of loans raised in Ireland, potentially making it harder for other Russian private banks to borrow abroad and casting a cloud over Dublin as a "shadow banking" hub.

01 Nov 2017

Brexit pushes up office rentals in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT Property firms in Frankfurt have seen an increase of more than 20 percent in office space rentals over the past year as the uncertainty over Britain's divorce from the European Union prompts banks to look at moving to Germany's financial capital, the city's chief promoter said on Tuesday.

31 Oct 2017

Banks stagger Brexodus as EU regulators consider grace period

LONDON/FRANKFURT European regulators are considering making it easier, at least temporarily, for banks to handle some EU-related business in Britain immediately after Brexit, industry sources told Reuters.

26 Oct 2017

Deutsche Bank sets course for higher bonuses - source

FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank , which is struggling to keep pace with Wall Street firms, will pay higher bonuses in 2017 after a sharp cut last year, one person with knowledge of the plan said.

26 Oct 2017

London lawyers join banks in weighing up post-Brexit move to Dublin

DUBLIN Brexit has prompted some London law firms to follow banks in examining a move to Ireland, the country's chief promoter told Reuters, posing a threat to one of London's biggest money spinners.

19 Oct 2017

Shadow banking grows while lending trails

DUBLIN Banks gave less cross-border credit globally in the second quarter of this year while the shadow banking sector, which includes hedge funds, continued to grow, new data published on Thursday showed.

14 Oct 2017

ECB sticks with bad loan proposal amid growing backlash

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON The European Central Bank on Friday rejected criticism of its plans to tackle soured bad debt, arguing that the move was both legal and necessary to resolve a nagging problem that has bogged down banks for a decade.

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