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John Miller

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

Oct 19 2017

New MS drug lifts Roche as biosimilars bite in Europe

ZURICH Roche's sales rose 6 percent in the third quarter as new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus offset the initial blow to the Swiss-based company from copies of older, patent-expired drugs in Europe.

Oct 13 2017

Swiss helicopter maker preps $154 million capital hike for liftoff

ZURICH Marenco Swiss Helicopter is raising 150 million Swiss francs (115.64 million pounds)in fresh capital as it prepares to deliver its carbon-fibre aircraft to customers in 2019, it said on Friday.

Oct 13 2017

Roche's Alecensa wins EU panel's nod against mutated lung cancer

ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Roche's Alecensa has been recommended for approval in Europe as a first-line treatment for mutated lung cancer, a key European Medicines Agency (ESA) experts panel said on Friday.

Oct 12 2017

'Double whammy' for Roche as manufacturing patent losses loom

ZURICH Landmark Roche patents that helped launch the modern biotechnology era end next year, extinguishing a source of billions of dollars in income for the Swiss drugmaker and piling pressure on its new medicines to succeed.

Oct 09 2017

LafargeHolcim poaches Essilor's finance chief

ZURICH LafargeHolcim has poached Geraldine Picaud from French optics maker Essilor International to replace Chief Financial Officer Ron Wirahadiraksa next year, the latest executive shake-up at the world's biggest cement maker.

Oct 04 2017

Europe will do everything to preserve Iran nuclear deal: EU diplomat

ZURICH European countries will do their utmost to preserve a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program despite misgivings by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior European Union diplomat said on Wednesday.

Oct 03 2017

Half of Iran's banks should close or merge, top banker says

ZURICH The number of banks in Iran should at least halve over the next six years, with closures and mergers needed to modernise an industry laden with toxic loans, one of the country's top bankers said on Tuesday.

Oct 03 2017

Half of Iran's banks should close or merge, top banker says

ZURICH, Oct 3 The number of banks in Iran should at least halve over the next six years, with closures and mergers needed to modernise an industry laden with toxic loans, one of the country's top bankers said on Tuesday.

Sep 29 2017

Swiss allow more foreign workers in 2018 on demand for experts

ZURICH For a second year, Switzerland will allow more foreign specialists to be recruited from countries outside the European Union, a move aimed at giving companies access to a bigger pool of qualified workers.

Sep 29 2017

Swiss allow more foreign workers in 2018 on demand for experts

ZURICH, Sept 29 For a second year, Switzerland will allow more foreign specialists to be recruited from countries outside the European Union, a move aimed at giving companies access to a bigger pool of qualified workers.

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