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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

May 15 2015

Bankers clamour for jumbo Charter debt deal

NEW YORK, May 15 (IFR/TRLPC) - Banks are lining up a debt package of at least US$25bn for cable company Charter Communications, hoping the company will resume its pursuit of Time Warner Cable.

Apr 14 2015

Alcatel-Lucent bonds jump on Nokia merger talk

NEW YORK (IFR) - High-yield dollar bonds of French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent rallied sharply Tuesday on prospects of a potential merger with Finnish mobile phone company Nokia.

Apr 10 2015

Murray pays price for coal woes

NEW YORK, April 10 (IFR) - Coal miner Murray Energy had to restructure its purchase of a stake in fellow coal company Foresight Energy this week - and it cost the company a whole lot more than it had bargained for.

Apr 01 2015

Morgan Stanley's Fossati joins Sycamore

NEW YORK, April 1 (IFR) - Private equity firm Sycamore Partners said this week that Paul Fossati has joined its firm as a director of capital markets.

Mar 30 2015

Transparency the key for burgeoning Green bond market

NEW YORK/LONDON/SINGAPORE, March 30 (IFR) - Green bond issuance could come close to tripling to US$100bn this year by one estimate, but growth in the market will depend on commonly agreed standards on what constitutes a Green bond and transparency as to how proceeds are used.

Mar 27 2015

Green bond issuance could hit USD100bn in 2015

LONDON, March 27 (IFR) - Green bond issuance could come close to tripling to USD100bn this year by one estimate, but growth in the market will depend on commonly agreed standards on what constitutes a Green bond and transparency over how proceeds are used.

Mar 19 2015

Iron ore gloom chills Fortescue bond sale

NEW YORK/MELBOURNE A treacherous snowstorm snarled flights the day Fortescue Metals Group's CFO touched down in New York on a mission to tap the loan market for $2.5 billion to help the world's no.4 iron ore miner ride out collapsing iron ore prices.

Mar 18 2015

Iron ore miner Fortescue scraps $2.5 billion debt deal, shares drop

SYDNEY/NEW YORK Australia's Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, the world's fourth-largest iron ore miner, pulled a $2.5 billion high-yield bond issue after investors rattled by tumbling ore prices balked at the offer, sending its shares to six-year lows.

Mar 17 2015

Australia iron ore miner Fortescue pulls $2.5 bln bond - IFR

NEW YORK/SYDNEY, March 18 Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, the world's fourth-largest iron ore miner, has pulled a $2.5 billion high-yield bond issue after a weak response from investors who were concerned about a sharp drop in iron ore prices.

Mar 06 2015

Comstock boosts liquidity with secured bond

NEW YORK, March 6 (IFR) - Texas-based E&P Comstock Resources secured liquidity through a US$700m senior bond this week as a preemptive measure ahead of an anticipated cut in its bank debt lines in April.

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