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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

Nov 20 2017

Bombardier sees strong demand for $1 billion bond offering

Bombardier Inc said on Monday it priced $1 billion (755.4 million pounds) worth of seven-year bonds at par with a final yield of 7.5 percent per year, underscoring strong demand for the deal partly slated to retire debt maturing in 2019.

Nov 20 2017

ISDA panel to reconvene on Venezuela CDS auctions

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (IFR) - An industry committee said on Monday it will reconvene next week to discuss terms of two auctions that will determine the payout on some US$1.5bn of CDS contracts tied to Venezuela's bonds.

Nov 15 2017

Investors keep nerve while high-yield wobbles

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (IFR) - Three high-yield bond deals have been pulled from the market in the space of a week, but investors insist it's not yet panic time for the asset class.

Nov 09 2017

Venezuela creditors skeptical despite pledges on Caracas meeting

CARACAS/NEW YORK Venezuela has promised investors that government officials under sanction by the United States will not participate in debt talks next week, three market sources told Reuters on Thursday, but several creditors said they were still unlikely to attend.

Nov 08 2017

Venezuela's PDVSA pays majority of 2017N bond: sources

CARACAS/NEW YORK Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has transferred most of the funds to make the delayed final payment on its 2017N bond, market sources said on Wednesday, as investors asked financial industry group ISDA if the delay constituted a credit event.

Nov 02 2017

U.S. Congress committee urges regulators to review leveraged lending: letter

WASHINGTON A top U.S. House of Representatives Republican has written to banking regulators asking them to stop enforcing restrictions on leveraged lending and to review other guidance that he says may no longer be legally enforceable.

Oct 19 2017

GAO opens door for Congress to review leveraged lending

NEW YORK (IFR) - The investigative arm of Congress has decided that US bank guidelines on leveraged lending are subject to Congressional review, clearing the way for them to possibly be overturned.

Sep 29 2017

Hail Caesars! Casino giant back in the bond game

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (IFR) - Casino giant Caesars got a hearty welcome back to the bond markets on Friday, ending a three-year hiatus after one of the most acrimonious investor battles in recent memory.

Jun 16 2017

Amazon takeover of Whole Foods makes retail see red

NEW YORK, June 16 (IFR) - Amazon's shock decision to buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods delivered another dose of pain to US retail, which was already one of the most problematic sectors of the year so far.

May 31 2017

Venezuelan opposition condemns Goldman for $2.8 billion bond deal

CARACAS/NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of bonds for pennies on the dollar was dismissed by the country's opposition on Tuesday as an effort to "put lipstick on this pig." | Video


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