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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WARSAW/FRANKFURT Spanish bank Santander has entered exclusive talks to buy the bulk of Deutsche Bank's business in Poland in a bid to strengthen its position in the highly competitive market, two sources familiar with the matter said.
WARSAW State-controlled Polish banks Pekao and Alior are considering merging, to bolster their positions as lenders struggle with regulatory pressure and ultra-low interest rates.
WARSAW When presidential aide Malgorzata Sadurska joined the board of Poland's biggest and oldest insurance company this summer, her lack of business experience was no obstacle.
WARSAW, Sept 28 Poland's PGE may have to sell a coal-fuelled power station or pledge to trade more electricity via the power exchange to get anti-trust approval to buy the local assets of France's EDF.
WARSAW Spanish bank Santander is the frontrunner to buy Deutsche Bank's Polish assets ahead of Portugal's Millennium bcp , two sources familiar with the matter said.
WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda ratified one of three judicial reform bills on Tuesday, but his veto of two others dealt a blow to the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party and threatened to sow divisions in the coalition it heads.
WARSAW Poland's parliament put on hold for several hours until 0900 a.m. local time on Wednesday a debate over the bill giving itself the power to appoint Supreme Court judges, amid opposition's criticism that the law would politicize the judiciary.
WARSAW Polish state-run fund PFR hopes to invest 8 billion zloty ($2.15 billion) within the next 12 months, mainly in infrastructure and energy, its Chief Executive Officer Pawel Borys told the Reuters Central & Eastern Europe Investment Summit.
BUDAPEST/WARSAW Several smaller cross-border banking mergers remain in the pipeline in central Europe as some western European lenders retreat from the region, although the immediate pressure to do deals has eased thanks to stronger local economies.
WARSAW Poland's economic outlook looks promising with an expected growth rate of at least 4 percent this year, but to capitalize on it banks need to invest in artificial intelligence and data management, the CEO of the country's fifth largest bank said.