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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

Sep 20 2017

Activist lifts Clariant stake, aiming to scuttle Huntsman deal

ZURICH The activist investor fighting Clariant's planned $20 billion merger with Huntsman Corp has built a 15.1 percent stake that makes it the biggest shareholder in the Swiss chemicals maker.

Sep 19 2017

Swiss shut down 'fake' E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

ZURICH Switzerland's financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money.

Sep 18 2017

Credit Suisse looks to make an impact with new investment wing

ZURICH Credit Suisse has set up a new department to nurture socially conscious investing, the latest effort by a major bank to cater for growing demand for so-called impact investing.

Sep 15 2017

Credit Suisse reaches $79.5 mln settlement with MassMutual in RMBS case

ZURICH Credit Suisse is taking a roughly $79.5 million hit to settle charges by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance about its residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) business, the Swiss bank said late on Thursday.

Sep 14 2017

Swiss bank lobby urges government to toughen stance on EU equivalence

ZURICH Switzerland's banking lobby on Thursday called on the government to end talks with the European Union about continued EU budget contributions unless Brussels recognizes Swiss finance rules as equivalent with EU laws.

Sep 05 2017

UBS agrees to scoop up some HSBC clients in Latin America

ZURICH HSBC has reached an agreement to refer some of its Latin American private banking clients, primarily in Central America and the Andean region, to Switzerland's UBS, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

Sep 05 2017

HSBC reaches referral agreement with UBS for Latin America clients -memo

ZURICH, Sept 5 HSBC has reached an agreement to refer some of its Latin American private banking clients, primarily in Central America and the Andean region, to Switzerland's UBS, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

Aug 29 2017

Liechtenstein's LGT Bank plays up princely ties to woo Asian clients

ZURICH Liechtenstein's LGT Bank, owned by the mini-state's ruling family, hopes to stand out in Asia's crowded private banking market by touting the clan's own track record of preserving wealth.

Aug 26 2017

New mudslide hits Swiss town, eight hikers still missing

ZURICH A fresh mudslide swept into a remote mountain town in eastern Switzerland on Friday where an earlier huge landslip this week dumped rock, rubble and mud meters high and left eight people missing.

Aug 24 2017

MOVES-Credit Suisse hires BAML's Ebert for equity derivatives job -memo

ZURICH, Aug 24 Swiss bank Credit Suisse has hired Michael Ebert from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its global head of equity derivatives, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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