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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

14 Dec 2017

SNB signals potential policy shift by raising inflation outlook

BERN The Swiss National Bank expects inflation in Switzerland to exceed its target in three years - an indication of when it might exit its ultra-loose monetary policy.

07 Dec 2017

"Swiss-made" label lacks precision for watch industry

ZURICH If you buy a "Swiss-made" watch thinking it's almost entirely produced in Switzerland, you might be mistaken. | Video

28 Nov 2017

Activist White Tale to take demands to Clariant shareholders

ZURICH Activist investor White Tale said it would take its demands directly to Clariant's shareholders after the chemicals maker snubbed its request for an independent strategic review and three seats on its board of directors.

15 Nov 2017

Nestle shakes up infant nutrition to tackle local rivals

LONDON/ZURICH Nestle, the world's largest packaged food firm, is reorganising its infant nutrition unit to compete with regional rivals, the latest in a string of shake-ups for global packaged goods companies struggling to reignite sales.

10 Nov 2017

Richemont appoints insider to speed up watch business recovery

ZURICH Luxury goods group Richemont appointed company veteran Jerome Lambert on Friday to the newly created role of chief operating officer to steer its watchmaking business into calmer waters as demand for its timepieces slowly improves.

08 Nov 2017

Barry Callebaut profit boosted by low cocoa prices

ZURICH Chocolate and cocoa product maker Barry Callebaut reported a 40 percent jump in annual net profit on Wednesday and stretched out its guidance for 4-6 percent growth in volume by one year to 2018/19.

19 Oct 2017

Nestle speeds up overhaul to counter slowest growth in decades

ZURICH Nestle, the world's biggest packaged food group, is doubling spending on its restructuring this year to up to 1 billion Swiss francs ($1 billion) to cope with its weakest sales growth in more than two decades. | Video

05 Oct 2017

Geneva watch fair steals the show as brands desert Baselworld

ZURICH More and more brands are deserting the Baselworld watch fair held every March, blaming high costs and insufficient returns, while high-end players seek refuge at the rival fair in Geneva.

26 Sep 2017

Nestle targets profit margin to satisfy investor hunger

LONDON/ZURICH Nestle set a profit margin target for the first time on Tuesday, responding to an industry slowdown and pressure from activist investor Third Point for near-term returns from the world's largest packaged food company.

21 Sep 2017

Richemont hires former LVMH HR head to bolster management team

ZURICH Luxury goods group Richemont moved to shore up its management team on Thursday by appointing two outsiders to its senior executive committee.

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