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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 27 2018

Bain Capital wins auction for Italian chemicals firm Italmatch: sources

MILAN/LONDON Bain Capital has won an auction to buy Italian chemicals maker Italmatch, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, trumping rival bids from KKR and Cinven.

May 18 2018

Italy's 5-Star, League government alarms country's financial sector

MILAN Italy's incoming government rattled investors with its plans for the financial sector on Friday which industry leaders said could stall a clean-up of bad debt and derail a tentative recovery.

Mar 23 2018

Maire Tecnimont sees opportunities in Algeria energy shake-up

MILAN Maire Tecnimont hopes to pick up business from Sonatrach as the Algerian state-owned energy company's new management starts investing again, the head of the Italian engineer told Reuters.

Jan 15 2018

Intesa's sale of bad loan unit could encourage other Italian banks - sources

MILAN Intesa Sanpaolo's shift in strategy to sell part of its prized bad loan unit could prompt other Italian banks to follow suit with Banco BPM and UBI seen as possible candidates, industry and financial sources said.

Dec 05 2017

Italy's Guala boss puts auction on hold with own bid plan - sources

LONDON/MILAN, Dec 5 The sale of Italian packaging firm Guala Closures has been thrown off track after its chairman and CEO Marco Giovannini attempted to raise cash for a possible management buy-out, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Jul 20 2017

Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen , sources involved in the process told Reuters.

Jun 27 2017

Monte Paschi close to striking deal over bad loan sale: sources

MILAN Monte dei Paschi di Siena is close to reaching a final deal with an Italian bank bailout fund on the sale of its bad loan portfolio, a key plank of its rescue plan, three sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Jun 16 2017

U.S. funds balk in rescue of Italy's Monte dei Paschi - sources

MILAN Two U.S. private equity funds have quit talks to buy a mountain of bad loans from ailing Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena, sources said on Friday, dealing a blow to plans to secure a state bailout for the bank.

Jun 16 2017

Exclusive: U.S. funds balk in rescue of Italy's Monte dei Paschi - sources

MILAN Two U.S. private equity funds have quit talks to buy a mountain of bad loans from ailing Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena , sources said on Friday, dealing a blow to plans to secure a state bailout for the bank.

Jun 16 2017

Exclusive - Fortress, Elliott quit talks to buy Monte dei Paschi's bad loans: sources

MILAN Investment funds Fortress and Elliott have dropped out of talks to buy Monte dei Paschi di Siena's bad loans, three sources said on Friday, dealing a blow to plans to secure a state bailout for the ailing Italian bank.

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