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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

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Latvian minister urges central bank chief to quit over graft probe

RIGA Latvia's Economy Minister called on its central bank chief to quit over a probe into whether he accepted a bribe, allegations Ilmars Rimsevics has denied as his lawyers fight for him to keep his job.

Feb 22 2018

Troubled Latvian bank faces ECB deadline to avoid closure

RIGA The European Central Bank has set a deadline of Friday for Latvia's third-largest bank to plug a financing hole, the country's finance minister said, as the Baltic state faced its worst financial difficulties in almost a decade.

Feb 22 2018

Latvia's reputation at stake after corruption allegations

RIGA Latvia's central bank chief has been suspended pending an investigation into bribery allegations, and the Baltic country's third biggest bank has sought emergency support following U.S. accusations of money-laundering and sanctions-busting.

Feb 21 2018

Latvia's reputation at stake after corruption allegations

RIGA Latvia's central bank chief has been suspended pending an investigation into bribery allegations, and the Baltic country's third biggest bank has sought emergency support following U.S. accusations of money-laundering and sanctions-busting.

Feb 15 2018

Hedge fund Bridgewater makes $22 billion bet against European firms

LONDON/FRANKFURT/NEW YORK Bridgewater has shown its hand in Europe with a $22 billion bet against some of the continent's biggest companies, filings reviewed by Reuters show, part of a bigger shift by the world's largest hedge fund manager.

Feb 14 2018

U.S. hiring probe casts shadow on Credit Suisse

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG A U.S. investigation into whether Credit Suisse hired referrals from government agencies in Asia in exchange for business poses another reputational hurdle for CEO Tidjane Thiam as the Swiss bank enters the final stretch of a three-year turnaround plan.

Feb 14 2018

U.S. hiring probe casts shadow on Credit Suisse

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG, Feb 14 A U.S. investigation into whether Credit Suisse hired referrals from government agencies in Asia in exchange for business poses another reputational hurdle for CEO Tidjane Thiam as the Swiss bank enters the final stretch of a three-year turnaround plan.

Feb 02 2018

Deutsche Bank gambles German goodwill with bonus bonanza

FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank's British chief executive may have done much to rebuild bridges between Germany's biggest bank and its politicians, business leaders and general public, but John Cryan has gambled this goodwill in an effort to keep top bankers.

Jan 31 2018

Global study names Switzerland as capital of bank secrecy

FRANKFURT Switzerland and the United States are the most secretive major financial centers in the world, according to a global ranking compiled by a group campaigning for more transparency.

Jan 24 2018

Europe's Brexit serenade failing to lure many London bankers

FRANKFURT/DAVOS/PARIS Frankfurt and Paris are set to see a trickle rather than a wave of London bankers arrive in 2018, with the prospect of a softer Brexit discouraging them from leaving Britain immediately, executives and lobbyists say. | Video

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