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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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15 Jan 2018

Intesa's sale of bad loan unit could encourage other Italian banks - sources

MILAN Intesa Sanpaolo's shift in strategy to sell part of its prized bad loan unit could prompt other Italian banks to follow suit with Banco BPM and UBI seen as possible candidates, industry and financial sources said.

11 Jan 2018

Intesa's change of plan on bad loans driven by ECB tough line - sources

MILAN Intesa Sanpaolo's sudden change of plan for tackling bad debts was driven by the European Central Bank's tough line on problem loans, sources familiar with the matter said.

10 Jan 2018

Intesa may sell debt collection unit, bad loans to Intrum

MILAN Italy's Intesa SanPaolo is considering selling its debt collection business and a bad loan portfolio to Sweden's Intrum Justitia , the two companies said on Wednesday.

07 Jan 2018

Italy's Padoan says left-right coalition possible - paper

MILAN A coalition between Italy's main left- and right-wing parties cannot be ruled out if no clear winner emerges from the upcoming general election, the country's economy minister was quoted on Sunday as saying.

16 Dec 2017

Luxottica CEO exits eyewear giant ahead of Essilor merger

MILAN Italy's Luxottica has parted ways with its fourth chief executive in three years as Chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio prepares the eyewear group he founded for a planned merger with France's Essilor .

12 Dec 2017

UniCredit raises dividend, bad loan reduction goals

MILAN/LONDON Italy's biggest bank UniCredit raised its 2019 dividend goal and pledged to shed more soured debts despite regulatory pressures, as part of a turnaround under CEO Jean Pierre Mustier.

06 Dec 2017

Shareholders in Italy's Carige take up 66 percent of vital cash call

MILAN Shareholders in Banca Carige took up 66 percent of a 500 million euro (£441 million) cash call demanded by regulators, leaving the Italian bank to rely on accords with a number of investment firms to fill up the gap.

05 Dec 2017

Italy's bad loan scheme poised to deliver after long gestation

MILAN A complex scheme Italy conceived to help the country's banks offload their bad loans seems ready at last to deliver on its potential, as the lenders fight their way through a mass of practical problems.

23 Nov 2017

Italy's Creval says cash call will put bank in shape to do deal

MILAN Italian bank Creval's planned 700 million euro ($828 million) new share issue will succeed and leave it in good shape for a merger which is certain to follow, its director general said.

21 Nov 2017

Italian banks face long, uphill road to modernisation

MILAN Bailed-out Monte dei Paschi, the world's oldest bank and a bastion of tradition dating back to 1472, has entered the realms of virtual reality. It's an unlikely sign of the times.

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