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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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04 Dec 2017

Soccer star Ronaldo spurs Portugal hotel chain's attack overseas

LISBON Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has teamed up with his country's top hotel chain, Pestana, in a joint venture that his partner hopes will help open new markets in Asia and reinforce its expansion into Spain and the United States.

30 Nov 2017

Portugal's Centeno sees good chance of becoming Eurogroup head

LISBON Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno said on Thursday he felt he had a good chance of becoming the head of the Eurogroup after constructive talks with France and Germany and gaining support from Europe's social democrats.

30 Nov 2017

Portugal's Centeno sees good chance of becoming Eurogroup head

LISBON Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno said on Thursday he felt he had a good chance of becoming the head of the Eurogroup after constructive talks with France and Germany and gaining support from Europe's social democrats.

18 Oct 2017

Portugal sees silver lining in Spain's Catalan clouds

LISBON Portugal has taken a swipe at its bigger neighbour Spain, saying it takes no pleasure from the Catalan independence crisis but hopes investment and tourists will be persuaded to cross the border in search of "political stability".

18 Oct 2017

Portugal to cut debt, boost potential growth

LISBON Portugal hopes to cut its total debt to 120 percent of gross domestic product by 2019 from 130 percent last year, Finance Minister Mario Centeno told Reuters, a change that could help boost the country's creditworthiness.

28 Sep 2017

Interview - Portugal expects further credit upgrades soon, yields below Italy

LISBON Portugal expects credit ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch to lift its sovereign rating back to investment grade in coming months, bringing its bond yields close to Spanish levels, deputy finance minister Ricardo Mourinho Felix said.

28 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Portugal's big banks team up to tackle bad loans

LISBON Portugal's three biggest banks plan to manage jointly some of their bad loans to avoid more writedowns, effectively taking on the task of trying to tackle one of Europe's biggest bad-debt burdens.

28 Sep 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Portugal's top banks to jointly manage bad loans - govt

LISBON, Sept 28 Portugal's three biggest lenders plan to jointly manage some of their bad loans in an effort to avoid further writedowns and restore struggling borrowers to health, a move agreed with the government and central bank, the deputy finance minister said.

20 Sep 2017

Portuguese payments company SIBS considers sale or capital increase

LISBON/LONDON, Sept 20 The owners of Portuguese payments provider SIBS are considering a potential sale or capital increase and have hired Deutsche Bank to explore its options, the company said.

18 Sep 2017

Portugal seeks to shelter public firms from failing bank bail-ins

LISBON Portugal's government is seeking to give more protection to deposits by public firms and large institutions in case of bank failures that hit senior bond holders, Deputy Finance Minister Ricardo Mourinho Felix said on Monday.

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