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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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Australia's Santos rejects $10.8 billion Harbour Energy bid, ends talks

SYDNEY Australia's Santos on Tuesday ended talks with Harbour Energy and rejected the U.S.-based firm's $10.8 billion takeover offer, saying it undervalued the oil and gas producer as oil prices surge.

22 May 2018

Australia's Santos rejects $10.8 billion Harbour Energy bid, ends talks

SYDNEY Australia's Santos on Tuesday ended talks with Harbour Energy and rejected the U.S.-based firm's $10.8 billion takeover offer, saying it undervalued the oil and gas producer as oil prices surge.

22 May 2018

Australia's Healthscope rejects takeover bids in strategy to spur better deal

SYDNEY Australian hospital group Healthscope Ltd rejected two takeover approaches on Tuesday and said it will instead explore selling its properties, in what analysts called a risky move that could invite a more favorable takeover bid.

21 May 2018

Westpac made blind pensioner a guarantor without risk advice, inquiry hears

SYDNEY Australia's Westpac Banking Corp admitted on Monday to signing up a legally blind pensioner as loan guarantor for her daughter's business without warning her of the risks, then threatened to evict her when the business failed.

21 May 2018

Australia banking inquiry resumes amid deluge of misconduct submissions

SYDNEY, May 21 A powerful inquiry into the Australian banking sector resumed public hearings on Monday, with the former judge who is leading the investigation revealing he has been swamped with more than 5,500 submissions detailing misconduct.

18 May 2018

Australia's Westpac hires complaints head amid damaging inquiry

SYDNEY No. 2 Australian lender Westpac Banking Corp said on Friday it had been "too slow" to resolve customer complaints and had created an executive role to handle them, as the country's financial sector responds to revelations of serious misconduct.

18 May 2018

Macquarie to restructure advice business to focus on rich clients

SYDNEY Macquarie Group said it will merge its private bank and wealth business units to focus on wealthy clients, becoming the latest bank to reduce its exposure to Australia's scandal-hit advice industry.

17 May 2018

Allianz launches new retirement products business in Australia

SYDNEY Germany's Allianz SE is launching a new retirement products business in Australia - a move that comes at a time when the domestic financial industry is on the back foot amid revelations of widespread misconduct.

16 May 2018

Australia's Coca-Cola Amatil says AMP ex-chair to leave board

SYDNEY Australia's Coca-Cola Amatil said on Wednesday the former chairman of scandal-ridden wealth management company AMP Ltd would leave the drinks company's board by the end of her term next year.

15 May 2018

Australia's embattled AMP in unprecedented class-action feeding frenzy

SYDNEY Australian law firm Maurice Blackburn said on Tuesday it planned to sue AMP Ltd on behalf of shareholders after allegations of misconduct sent the wealth manager's shares tumbling, the fifth potential lawsuit against the company.

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