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Giancarlo Navach

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

Jan 17 2018

Dealmaking Ferrero tycoon breaks decades of family tradition

MILAN For almost 70 years, family-owned chocolate group Ferrero shunned acquisitions, relying completely on its ability to grow on its own and dream up new products. Those days are gone.

Jan 12 2018

Telecom Italia pushes back deadline for Persidera bids - sources

MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) has pushed back a deadline for binding bids for its broadcasting services unit Persidera to give potential suitors more time to prepare offers, sources close to the matter said.

Jan 12 2018

Telecom Italia pushes back deadline for Persidera bids -sources

MILAN, Jan 12 Telecom Italia(TIM) has pushed back a deadline for binding bids for its broadcasting services unit Persidera to give potential suitors more time to prepare offers, sources close to the matter said.

Nov 24 2017

Mediaset shares jump on hopes of Vivendi settlement

MILAN/PARIS Hopes for a settlement in a legal dispute between Mediaset and France's Vivendi over a soured pay-TV deal drove shares in the Italian broadcaster as much as 7.5 percent higher on Friday.

Oct 11 2017

Exclusive: Total & Erg aim to wrap up Italian gas station sale as electric car era approaches

MILAN French oil company Total and energy group Erg are in exclusive talks to try and sell their Italian petrol station network, sources said, after some investors grew jittery over the move to electric cars.

Sep 03 2017

Italy's 5-Star says euro referendum is 'last resort'

CERNOBBIO, Italy A referendum on Italy's membership of the euro currency would be held only as a "last resort" if Rome does not win any fiscal concessions from the European Union, a senior lawmaker from the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement said on Sunday.

Jul 06 2017

Italy's Mediaset says pay-TV unit shrinking but margins improving

MONTE CARLO Italy's largest private broadcaster, Mediaset , expects revenues and subscriber numbers at its pay-TV unit to continue falling this year but profit margins to improve as it shifts to an on-demand business model, top executives said.

Jul 06 2017

Italy's Mediaset says pay-TV unit shrinking but margins improving

MONTE CARLO, July 6 Italy's largest private broadcaster, Mediaset, expects revenues and subscriber numbers at its pay-TV unit to continue falling this year but profit margins to improve as it shifts to an on-demand business model, top executives said.

Jun 23 2017

At least five groups expected to bid for gas natural's Italian assets - sources

MILAN, June 23 At least five energy and infrastructure groups are expected to place non-binding offers for the Italian assets of Spain's Gas Natural, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, adding foreign funds were also looking at the deal.

Jun 14 2017

Sky wins Italy's Champions League rights in blow to Mediaset

MILAN European pay-TV group Sky confirmed on Wednesday it had won exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches in Italy from 2018, beating Italian broadcaster Mediaset.

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