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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

Jun 22 2018

Latvia investigates complaint linking bank to Russian fraud

FRANKFURT Latvian authorities say they are examining an allegation that a failed bank handled money from a Russian fraud uncovered by Bill Browder, an investor campaigning to expose corruption.

May 30 2018

Exclusive - Latvia probes whether Russian money flows used to meddle in Europe

RIGA Latvia is investigating whether its banks acted as conduits for Russian funds used to interfere in elections and politics elsewhere, after it received a warning from the United States, officials have told Reuters.

May 29 2018

Exclusive: Latvia probes whether Russian money flows used to meddle in Europe

RIGA Latvia is investigating whether its banks acted as conduits for Russian funds used to interfere in elections and politics elsewhere, after it received a warning from the United States, officials have told Reuters.

May 24 2018

Latvia warns its clampdown is pushing hot money to Europe

RIGA Latvia has warned the European Union to bolster fragmented money laundering controls as much of the cash now leaving the Baltic state to escape tighter scrutiny is going to other EU countries.

May 17 2018

Latvia's anti-money laundering chief wants more help from banks

RIGA/FRANKFURT Latvia's new anti-money laundering chief pledged on Thursday to improve control of financial crime, urging the Baltic state's banks to become more hands on in spotting and preventing it.

May 07 2018

Latvian bank takes ECB to court for triggering collapse

RIGA/FRANKFURT Latvian bank ABLV said on Monday it is taking the European Central Bank to court for triggering its demise after it faced allegations of money laundering.

Apr 26 2018

Under U.S. gaze, Latvia votes to dismantle banking bridge to Russia

RIGA/FRANKFURT Latvia's parliament voted on Thursday to scale back domestic banks' ties with risky shell firms under laws aimed at tackling money laundering, but pressure will remain on the Baltic state to do more.

Apr 11 2018

Deutsche Bank's kingmaker loses his touch

FRANKFURT Once one of Germany's chief power brokers in finance, Deutsche Bank Chairman Paul Achleitner's switch of chief executive has triggered criticism that it was rushed through, casting a cloud over his own future.

Apr 10 2018

Millionaire bankers on the rise in Europe in decade after crisis

FRANKFURT Financiers in Europe earning more than 1 million euros ($1.23 million) rose by a third in the six years to 2016 to 4,597, with investment bankers and London dominant, data showed on Tuesday.

Mar 22 2018

Malta freezes Pilatus bank's operations after chairman's arrest

FRANKFURT Malta's regulators have imposed a freeze on the business of Pilatus Bank after its chairman's arrest on charges of breaking U.S. sanctions prompted a fresh wave of criticism of the island's authorities.

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