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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DUBAI/LONDON Qatari lenders Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar are in advanced talks to merge after discussions for a three-way merger with another bank collapsed last week, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
LONDON Investors Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) and Macquarie have settled a legal dispute over Brussels Airport, allowing the sale of the transport hub to go ahead after the summer, sources familiar with the situation said.
LONDON/ISTANBUL, June 12 Turkish grocer Sok Marketler has been calling investors spooked by its deal to buy shares at a premium from its controlling shareholder, just weeks after issuing them to shore up its listing, a person familiar with the deal said.
LONDON The aluminium empire of Russian magnate Oleg Deripaska is in close contact with the U.S. Treasury, but needs until mid-summer to come up with a plan to meet U.S. requirements to escape sanctions, the chairman of its holding company told Reuters.
LONDON Petropavlovsk has said it will remove the board member representing the Russian gold miner's biggest shareholder Kenges Rakishev, ratcheting up tensions between rival investor groups over management of the company.
LONDON Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk has asked British regulators to investigate the identity of shareholders pressing for an overhaul of the board only a year after a previous revolt forced change, sources close to the company said.
LONDON The sale of private equity firm Arclight's North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), an oil and gas pipeline firm, could be hit by renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, financial sources said, as one of its major clients is part-owned by the Iranian Oil Company.
LONDON Pavel Maslovskiy, one of the founders of Petropavlovsk, hopes to return as CEO later this year in the latest twist in a long-running battle for control at the Russian gold miner.
LONDON Russia's En+ Group, which manages Oleg Deripaska's aluminum and hydropower businesses, is likely to ask the U.S. Treasury for more time to reduce Deripaska's stake, a source close to the company said.
LONDON Glencore and United Company Rusal have asked the London Metal Exchange to temporarily lift its suspension on Rusal's aluminum after an extension of the deadline for companies to wind down contracts with the Russian firm under U.S. sanctions, sources said.