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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

30 Nov 2017

Special Report: Canada regulator ignored warnings on risky mortgage investments

TORONTO In June 2014, regulators were investigating syndicated mortgages linked to Fortress Real Developments, a major force in Canada’s multibillion-dollar market for the risky investments. | Video

30 Nov 2017

Canada's TD outshone by CIBC as banks brace for headwinds

TORONTO Toronto-Dominion Bank and smaller rival CIBC rounded off a week of earnings announcements by Canadian banks on Thursday, reporting record profits, but they face headwinds in 2018 due to stricter mortgage rules and concerns about the potential for house price declines.

29 Nov 2017

RBC sees increased mortgage demand ahead of new rules

TORONTO Royal Bank of Canada had seen increased demand for mortgages ahead of tougher tests for borrowers being introduced in January, a top executive said after the bank reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

07 Nov 2017

HSBC's Canadian boss 'concerned' by NAFTA talks

TORONTO HSBC Holdings' Canadian chief said on Tuesday she is concerned about talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement and preparing for how the bank will deal with possible outcomes.

07 Nov 2017

INTERVIEW-HSBC's Canadian boss 'concerned' by NAFTA talks

TORONTO, Nov 7 HSBC Holdings' Canadian chief said on Tuesday she is concerned about talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement and preparing for how the bank will deal with possible outcomes.

01 Nov 2017

Bombardier should consider rail deal with China's CRRC: Caisse CEO

TORONTO Bombardier Inc should look at all options for its transportation business including partnering with China's state-owned CRRC , one of Bombardier's biggest shareholders said on Wednesday.

20 Oct 2017

Canada housing agency concerned by unregulated lenders' growth

NEW YORK New rules meant to cut out risky lending by banks in Canada are pushing home purchasers into the arms of unregulated lenders, the head of the nation's housing agency said on Friday, adding that steps could be taken to curb their growth.

29 Sep 2017

RBC's CEO pushes back on suggestion bitcoin is a fraud

TORONTO The chief executive of Canada's biggest lender on Thursday pushed back on a suggestion by JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that bitcoin is a fraud, though he said the cryptocurrency needs monitoring. | Video

27 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Royal Bank of Canada using blockchain for U.S./Canada payments - executive

TORONTO Royal Bank of Canada is experimenting with blockchain to help move payments between its U.S. and Canadian banks, one of the bank's senior executives told Reuters on Thursday.

12 Sep 2017

Home Capital investors spurn Buffett's plan to boost stake

TORONTO Home Capital Group Inc's shareholders on Tuesday rejected a proposal for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to raise its stake in the company, voting against the board's recommendation in a third defeat for the U.S. billionaire this year.

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