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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

Nov 14 2017

French insurer AXA narrows M&A focus to 16 countries

PARIS French insurer AXA will narrow its acquisition focus to 16 key countries and could sell some assets in markets where it lacks scale, its executives said on Tuesday.

Nov 08 2017

Credit Agricole's third-quarter profits fall as bank ramps up M&A to boost growth

PARIS Credit Agricole reported underwhelming third-quarter profits as its markets trading and French retail banking arms struggled, hitting shares of France's second-biggest listed bank.

Aug 04 2017

Lottery, Paris airport could kick off French privatizations within weeks: sources

PARIS The national lottery, Paris's main airport operator and several other firms deemed not strategic could kick off a wave of French privatizations this autumn, banking sources with knowledge of the plans said.

Jun 09 2017

France's Macron seen launching privatization drive with airports

PARIS The government of new French President Emmanuel Macron looks likely to start a planned privatization program with airports operator ADP , according to three financial industry sources with knowledge of the matter.

May 30 2017

Sodexo CEO Landel to retire, Machuel named successor

PARIS French catering-to-vouchers group Sodexo said on Tuesday that digital boss Denis Machuel would replace veteran Chief Executive Michel Landel, who is retiring in January 2018.

May 10 2017

AXA plans to list U.S. insurance, asset management business in 2018

PARIS AXA Chief Executive Thomas Buberl plans to overhaul the group's U.S. operations, proposing to float its American life insurance and asset management businesses in 2018 in order to free up capital and pursue takeover targets elsewhere.

Apr 27 2017

STMicro lines up insider to break gridlock over CEO succession

FRANKFURT/PARIS STMicroelectronics has extended the contract of its CEO by a year and lined up its operations chief to succeed him, seeking to end a battle over succession between France and Italy, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Apr 21 2017

French election set to shake up state's corporate portfolio

PARIS The French presidential election is set to lead to a shake-up of the state's extensive portfolio of corporate holdings, whether it is the broad sell-off promised by frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and Francois Fillon, or the expanded government role targeted by Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Feb 23 2017

AXA steers clear of big deals, manages risks stemming from French politics

PARIS AXA has reached a "critical size" and is ruling out major acquisitions such as Italy's Generali , the French insurer's chief executive Thomas Buberl said on Thursday.

Feb 16 2017

Hedge fund TCI says has support in battle against Safran-Zodiac deal

PARIS Hedge fund operator TCI Fund Management said on Thursday it had the support of several other investment firms in its protest against aero engines maker Safran's agreed bid for seats manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace.


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