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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

13 Jun 2018

MPs press regulator over PwC's BHS audit

LONDON MPs are pressing the accounting regulator to divulge details of the misconduct that prompted it to slap unprecedented fines on accountants PwC and a former senior partner over a 2014 audit of now-collapsed retail chain BHS.

13 Jun 2018

MPs call for tougher pay gap rules

LONDON Britain's new gender pay gap rules should be tightened to ensure that highly-paid partners at consultancies, accountants and law firms cannot circumvent the spirit of the legislation, a parliamentary committee told the government on Wednesday.

12 Jun 2018

PwC partner faces fine, 15-year ban over BHS audi t-source

LONDON, June 12 A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who audited the accounts of collapsed department store chain BHS, faces a hefty fine and 15-year ban after a two-year inquiry by the industry regulator, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

06 Jun 2018

India's Canara bank fined in UK for anti-money laundering breaches

LONDON, June 6 Britain's markets regulator has fined the UK division of India's Canara Bank 896,100 pounds ($1.2 million) and blocked it from accepting new deposits for around five months for systemic anti-money laundering (AML) failures.

05 Jun 2018

Deutsche manager tells Euribor trial seeking preferential rates was "fine"

LONDON, June 5 A Deutsche Bank manager, accused of conspiring to rig benchmark Euribor interest rates, told a London criminal trial on Tuesday that he saw nothing wrong with traders seeking preferential rates 13 years ago.

29 May 2018

Former Barclays banker tells Euribor trial she always acted honestly

LONDON A former Barclays banker, charged with conspiring to manipulate Euribor interest rates, told a London criminal court on Tuesday that she had followed the instructions of her bosses and always believed she had acted honestly.

22 May 2018

Former Barclays banker tells court he cannot recall Euribor requests

LONDON A former Barclays banker charged with conspiring to manipulate Euribor benchmark interest rates told a London court on Tuesday that he could not remember receiving requests from traders for rates that would benefit their trading books.

21 May 2018

British court dismisses charges against Barclays over 2008 Qatar deal

LONDON A British court has dismissed charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) against Barclays over its 2008 capital raising, the bank said on Monday, suspending for now the threat of regulatory sanctions on its business operations.

17 May 2018

British watchdog puts Financial.org on investor alert list

LONDON Britain's financial markets watchdog said on Thursday it had put UK-registered firm Financial.org on an investor alert list, warning investors from dealings with the company.

17 May 2018

Ex-Barclays trader tells court being a bank VP is like working at McDonald's

LONDON A former Barclays trader on trial in London on charges he conspired to rig Euribor interest rates said on Thursday he was no more senior at the bank than people who served burgers at fast-food chain McDonald's.

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