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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

6:29am EST

Swiss Re rules out capital hike for any SoftBank deal

ZURICH Swiss Re reported better-than-expected 2017 net income on Friday despite huge claims during 2017 and ruled out a capital increase to make it easier for Japan's SoftBank to buy a stake.

12:55am EST

Sika earnings beat estimates as Saint-Gobain still looms

ZURICH, Feb 23 Sika reported better-than-expected 2017 net profit on Friday as France's Saint-Gobain said it remained confident it would win its protracted takeover battle for the Swiss construction chemicals maker.

Feb 22 2018

Temenos confident it can accelerate sales at Fidessa: CEO

ZURICH Temenos's planned 1.4 billion pound ($1.95 billion)takeover of financial software peer Fidessa Group will enable faster sales growth at the British company, Temenos Chief Executive David Arnott told Reuters on Thursday.

Feb 21 2018

Temenos agrees 1.4 billion pounds deal for Fidessa, activist Elliott enters

ZURICH Temenos agreed a 1.4 billion pound ($1.96 billion) takeover of British software peer Fidessa Group on Wednesday, whose shares traded above the offer price after activist investor Elliott Capital Advisors disclosed a stake.

Feb 09 2018

Swiss military defeats watchmaker in battle over naming rights

ZURICH The Swiss military might be neutral when it comes to wars, but not when it concerns its name being used on Swiss watches.

Feb 08 2018

Swiss Re in talks to sell stake to SoftBank

ZURICH/TOKYO Swiss Re said it is in talks to sell a minority stake to SoftBank Group in a deal that could be worth $10 billion or more and would mark Japanese company's biggest move yet into financial services.

Feb 06 2018

Apple supplier AMS's profit leaps as mystery backer funds capex

VIENNA/ZURICH Chipmaker AMS forecast a strong 2018 after reporting a more than tenfold increase in fourth-quarter profit, driven by increasing demand for sensors it makes for the latest Apple iPhones and other smartphone producers.

Feb 06 2018

'Any size of deal is possible,' says chipmaker AMS

ZURICH High-flying Austrian chipmaker AMS is looking for more acquisitions to accelerate growth and increase its leading position in sensors used in phones, automobiles and industrial gear, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Feb 06 2018

INTERVIEW-'Any size of deal is possible,' says chipmaker AMS

ZURICH, Feb 6 High-flying Austrian chipmaker AMS is looking for more acquisitions to accelerate growth and increase its leading position in sensors used in phones, automobiles and industrial gear, Chief Executive Alexander Everke said on Tuesday.

Feb 02 2018

Swiss bank PKB broke money-laundering rules in Brazilian cases: FINMA

(This February 1 story has been refiled to fix typo in 13th paragraph)

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