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Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

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 11 2017

Danish government proposes 20 percent defence budget hike to deter Russia

COPENHAGEN The Danish government wants to increase its defence budget by 20 percent over the next five years in response to Russia stepping up military activity in eastern and northern Europe.

Sep 25 2017

Nets welcomes $5.3 bln takeover bid by Hellman & Friedman

COPENHAGEN Payments firm Nets on Monday welcomed a 33.1 billion Danish crown ($5.3 billion) bid from U.S. firm Hellman & Friedman, marking what could be one of the largest European private equity takeovers in recent years.

Sep 05 2017

Lego to cut 1,400 staff as decade-long sales boom ends

COPENHAGEN Lego said it would lay off 8 percent of its staff and revamp its business after reporting its first fall in sales in more than a decade on Tuesday. | Video

Sep 05 2017

Lego in Not - Stellenabbau und Verschlankung sollen helfen

Kopenhagen Nach dem ersten Umsatzrückgang seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt schrillen bei Lego die Alarmglocken.

Sep 01 2017

Nets close to selecting bidder for exclusive talks -source

LONDON/COPENHAGEN Payments firm Nets is set to enter exclusive talks with one of three private equity suitors as soon as next week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Aug 31 2017

Investors in bankrupt fuel oil supplier OW Bunker to sue IPO banks

COPENHAGEN A group of institutional investors in OW Bunker said they plan to sue Morgan Stanley and Carnegie [ALTORI.UL] for about $80 million, accusing the two investment banks of misleading them ahead of the 2014 listing of the now bankrupt marine fuel oil supplier.

Aug 22 2017

Headless torso could belong to submarine journalist: Danish police

COPENHAGEN Danish police said on Tuesday the size of a headless female torso found on the sea's edge in Copenhagen suggested it could be that of a Swedish journalist who died after taking a submarine ride with the vessel's Danish inventor.

Aug 22 2017

Threat of price war clouds horizon for Maersk shipping business

COPENHAGEN A.P. Moller-Maersk has been fortified by the $7.5 billion sale of its oil and gas business to France's Total, but the company's main sea freight business faces the threat of a new price war in a consolidating industry.

Aug 21 2017

Total deepens North Sea exposure with $7.5 billion Maersk Oil deal

PARIS/COPENHAGEN Total is buying Maersk's oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion deal which the French major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and raise its output to 3 million barrels per day by 2019. | Video

Aug 17 2017

Nets CEO sees 'considerable interest' from potential buyers

COPENHAGEN Nets A/S , Scandinavia's largest payments processor, is seeing "considerable interest" from potential buyers amid a wave of M&A activity, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.


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