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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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19 Feb 2018

Chanel, Farfetch pair up for digital push at fashion label's stores

PARIS French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.

13 Feb 2018

Gucci helps Kering fashion strong sales growth

PARIS Kering, owner of the Gucci brand, reported better than expected sales growth in the fourth quarter and said 2018 should be another solid year as it refocuses on luxury and boosts other fashion labels including Balenciaga.

10 Feb 2018

Mayhoola, Fosun vie for control of French fashion label Lanvin: sources

PARIS Qatari investment fund Mayhoola, which owns Italian fashion house Valentino, and Chinese conglomerate Fosun, the company behind French tourism group Club Med, are vying to acquire a majority stake in struggling French fashion house Lanvin, two sources familiar with the talks said. 

09 Feb 2018

Luxury cosmetics boost fourth-quarter sales at L'Oreal

PARIS Strong demand in Asia for L'Oreal's luxury cosmetics like Lancome fueled sales growth in the fourth quarter, as the world's biggest beauty products maker faces more muted appetite for its mass market labels, especially in the United States.

26 Jan 2018

Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH upbeat as Chinese shoppers lift sales

PARIS LVMH , the world's biggest luxury goods maker, said on Thursday it had made a favourable start to 2018 after a revival in Chinese demand boosted sales last year and spurred on some of its major brands like Louis Vuitton.

05 Jan 2018

South Korea's Amorepacific bets on luxury cosmetics for Europe push

PARIS South Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific aims to expand in Europe by launching one of its luxury brands in Britain this year and in Germany in 2019, after introducing its products in France in 2017, a senior executive said.

22 Dec 2017

Britain's champagne import crown slips as Brexit hits

PARIS Britain is set to lose its ranking as the world's biggest importer of champagne, a French industry lobby said, citing the impact of a weaker pound since the UK voted to leave the European Union.

21 Dec 2017

Lanvin seeks ways other than capital raise to revive business

PARIS, Dec 21 The planned capital increase at France's oldest fashion house Lanvin has not taken place, and the company is looking for other ways to get through its financial troubles to revive the business, its managing director, Nicolas Druz, told Reuters.

12 Dec 2017

Ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes confident of stake sale

PARIS French ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes said it was confident of making progress in selling a stake to potential investors including China's Fosun in the coming months, as it posted higher annual operating profit on Tuesday.

12 Dec 2017

Ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes confident of stake sale

PARIS, Dec 12 French ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes said it was confident of making progress in selling a stake to potential investors including China's Fosun in the coming months, as it posted higher annual operating profit on Tuesday.

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