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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

24 May 2018

European utility power struggle goes to the wire in Brazil

MILAN/MADRID, May 24 A bitter feud over a Brazilian power grid operator has taken a global rivalry to new levels as Europe's top two utilities ready $1.5 billion-plus bids for Eletropaulo.

23 May 2018

Exclusive - Bain wins 900 million euros rescue of Italian engineer Trevi: sources

LONDON/MILAN Italian engineering firm Trevi has chosen Bain Capital Credit for a rescue deal worth more than 900 million euros (£788.9 million), four sources told Reuters.

23 May 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Bain Capital Credit wins rescue deal for Italy's Trevi - sources

LONDON/MILAN, May 23 Italian engineering company Trevi is in exclusive talks with Bain Capital Credit to raise cash in a rescue deal worth more than 900 million euros ($1.06 billion), four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

18 May 2018

Italian utilities under pressure on government policy risk

MILAN Italian utilities shares fell on Friday after the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League published their joint government program, promising a ramp up in spending and greater focus on green energy.

17 May 2018

Exclusive - CVC puts $9 billion Recordati bid on hold as political uncertainty weighs: sources

LONDON/MILAN Buyout fund CVC Capital Partners held talks with Italian drugmaker Recordati over a possible 8 billion euro (7 billion pounds) takeover, but has put the deal on hold due to concerns about the hefty price tag and political uncertainty, three sources familiar with the matter said.

17 May 2018

CVC puts $9 billion Recordati bid on hold as political uncertainty weighs -sources

LONDON/MILAN Buyout fund CVC Capital Partners held talks with Italian drugmaker Recordati over a possible 8 billion euro ($9.4 billion) takeover, but has put the deal on hold due to concerns about the hefty price tag and political uncertainty, three sources familiar with the matter said.

08 May 2018

British hedge fund Caius challenges capital treatment of UniCredit notes

LONDON/MILAN British hedge fund Caius Capital has asked the European Banking Authority (EBA) to open an investigation into the regulatory treatment of a complex financial instrument as UniCredit's core capital.

07 May 2018

Telecom Italia reappoints Genish as CEO after Elliott coup

MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) reappointed Amos Genish as chief executive on Monday, as the phone group enters a new phase after activist fund Elliott wrestled board control from top shareholder Vivendi .

04 May 2018

Sonnedix, F2i consortium among bidders for Italian solar assets - sources

MILAN/LONDON Solar power producer Sonnedix and a consortium led by Italian infrastructure fund F2i are among at least six bidders that have submitted tentative offers for one of Italy's largest collection of solar assets, sources familiar with the matter said.

26 Apr 2018

Iberdrola ups stakes in Enel Brazil battle with EU call

MILAN Spanish utility Iberdrola locked horns with Enel on Thursday, alleging its Italian rival's state control was resulting in unfair competition.

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