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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LONDON, Feb 6 (IFR) - Jean Pierre Mustier wanted out. The Frenchman had been recruited three years earlier by UniCredit chief executive Federico Ghizzoni to help him drive through an ambitious turnround plan for Italy's biggest bank. But, by mid-2014 differences had begun to surface between the two men about the direction the firm was headed.
LONDON, Oct 18 (IFR) - Lukoil is considering launching its first international bond sale in more than three years in the coming weeks, according to people close to the company, with the Russian oil producer keen to tap into rising demand for Russian paper.
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LONDON, July 8 (IFR) - Former president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has joined Goldman Sachs as a non-executive chairman in its international business and adviser to the wider group.
(IFR) - Emerging markets are fast losing their shine for the world’s biggest investment banks. Faced with falling fees from fewer deals – and bleak prospects ahead – many have put the brakes on a decade-long expansion, with some cutting jobs and shutting offices.
March 18 (IFR) - Markets were panicking about Glencore on the morning of January 14. A rout in metals, agricultural and energy prices had hit the commodity trading company hard, making it a target for short-sellers who were betting on its collapse. Glencore shares started trading that morning at 70.83p, their lowest open ever and down almost 90% from its IPO less than five years earlier. Its bonds with just a year to maturity were yielding over 10%, an unmistakeable sign of stress, while the cost of five-year default protection was quoted above 1,000bp for the first time since October 2008.
TOKYO, Feb 29 (IFR) - Japan's banks are slowly shaking off the conservative habits that have defined the country's financial system for three decades, and are rapidly selling down their giant holdings of Japanese government bonds as they seek to increase risk-taking at home and overseas.
LONDON, Feb 22 (IFR) - Deutsche Bank is to cut around 75 jobs within its global markets division in London and New York, according to one person with knowledge of the information.
MOSCOW/LONDON, Nov 20 (IFR) - US and European sanctions are inadvertently providing a boost to the same Russian companies they are supposed to punish, with some in Russia boasting the restrictions have triggered a reworking of the local financial system that has made access to funding cheaper and easier.