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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.

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Exclusive: Germany's top banks step up efforts to offload toxic shipping debt

LONDON/FRANKFURT Top national lenders Deutsche Bank <DBK Gn.DE> and Commerzbank are stepping up efforts to offload distressed shipping loans, finance sources said, as the German banking system grapples with $100 billion in toxic debt from the sector.

Nov 06 2017

Need help to buy a ship or jet? Credit Suisse looks to lure super-rich

LONDON/ZURICH The leap in assets at Credit Suisse's private bank to a record high this year has been aided by a key plank of the bank's new strategy: lending money to the world's ultra-wealthy.

Oct 23 2017

Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards

ANKARA/LONDON Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened tension between Washington and Tehran, officials and analysts said.

Oct 20 2017

Exclusive: Qatar diplomatic crisis delays sale of Gulf shipping firm, sources say

LONDON/DUBAI Qatar's diplomatic crisis is holding up the sale of a shipping company it part owns, one of the latest signs of an emerging corporate fall-out that Doha is facing after Arab countries cut relations in June, sources familiar with the matter said.

Oct 11 2017

Special Report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

DJIBOUTI Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

Oct 06 2017

Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile programme: sources

ANKARA/LONDON/WASHINGTON Iran has suggested to six world powers that it may be open to talks about its ballistic missile arsenal, seeking to reduce tension over the disputed programme, Iranian and Western officials familiar with the overtures told Reuters.  

Sep 27 2017

Exclusive: German shipping bank DVB accelerates sale plans

FRANKFURT/LONDON German lender DZ Bank [DETGNY.UL] is looking to sell its shipping finance business quickly after its transport division booked provisions for bad loans of 445 million euros ($522 million) in the first half, people close to the matter said.

Sep 15 2017

Hong Kong port looks to ride out container shipping turmoil

LONDON, Sept 15 Hong Kong's port expects a slight rise in container shipping volumes this year despite continuing global turmoil in the sector.

Aug 11 2017

Exclusive: China commodities trader COFCO shakes up European operations - sources

LONDON/PARIS Chinese food commodities trader COFCO International is restructuring operations in Europe which will involve relocation and job cuts, as the state owned firm continues to integrate businesses it bought three years ago, sources say.

Aug 07 2017

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

LONDON The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology.

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