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Johan Ahlander

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

Jul 12 2018

Riding migration backlash, Sweden's political pariah looks to end isolation

STOCKHOLM/VISBY, Sweden - Once denounced as neo-fascists, Jimmie Akesson's Sweden Democrats look poised to translate more voter-friendly nationalist policies into big electoral gains in a country long famed for liberal tolerance.

Jun 26 2018

Sweden's far-right eyes election gains as gang violence rises

STOCKHOLM A surge in gang violence has stirred anti-immigration sentiment before an election in Sweden, putting a far-right party on course for big gains in one of Europe's most liberal countries.

Apr 30 2018

Cautious companies curb profits at Sweden's SEB bank

STOCKHOLM Swedish banking group SEB reported a larger than expected fall in first-quarter operating profit on Monday, hit by weak demand from corporate customers.

Apr 26 2018

Swedish central bank postpones rate hike amid nagging inflation worries

STOCKHOLM Worries about low inflation forced Sweden's central bank to postpone plans for tightening monetary policy for the first time in seven years until the end of 2017 on Thursday, despite economic growth most European countries would envy.

Mar 15 2018

Nordea shareholders approve plan to move HQ from Sweden to Finland

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI Nordea , the Nordic region's biggest bank, won shareholder approval on Thursday to transfer its headquarters from Sweden to Finland - the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that a major bank has moved to avoid tougher rules.

Feb 22 2018

Sweden braced for possible Russian election meddling: security service

STOCKHOLM Russia could try to influence the outcome of national elections in Sweden in September if authorities in Moscow feel their strategic interests are threatened, the Swedish security service said on Thursday.

Feb 07 2018

Handelsbanken fourth-quarter profit hit by Carillion collapse

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Handelsbanken reported fourth-quarter profit below expectations on Wednesday as loan losses stemming from the collapse of British construction and services group Carillion weighed heavily on results.

Jan 30 2018

Stockholm truck attacker wanted to punish Sweden for IS fight: prosecutors

STOCKHOLM The man who mowed down pedestrians with a truck, killing five people, in Stockholm last April wanted to punish Sweden for its part in the global fight against radical group Islamic State, prosecutors said in charges filed on Tuesday.

Oct 26 2017

Nordea to cut 6,000 staff after missing cost target

STOCKHOLM Nordea is to cut at least 6,000 jobs after saying it would miss its 2018 cost target.

Sep 14 2017

Fearing Russia, Sweden holds biggest war games in 20 years

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia's growing military strength.


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