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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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May 15 2018

Credit Agricole misses forecast on weak retail, capital markets

PARIS French bank Credit Agricole's quarterly profit fell short of expectations on Tuesday as lower revenue from its domestic retail and capital markets trading businesses ate into gains from asset management. | Video

May 04 2018

SocGen CEO says confident in targets despite weak start to year

PARIS SocGen's chief executive said he was confident of meeting the bank's long-term goals and was working to resolve litigation issues and deliver resilient profits, after a weak start to 2018 hit the shares on Friday.

Apr 26 2018

AXA prices U.S. arm's IPO at $24-27/per share, launches bonds

PARIS French insurer AXA on Thursday priced the forthcoming initial public offering (IPO) of its U.S. division at $24-27 per share, in a deal that could value the part of the business being listed on the market at $3.5 billion.

Feb 22 2018

AXA to decide on possible share buybacks soon after U.S. IPO

PARIS AXA Chief Executive Thomas Buberl promised investors on Thursday to decide quickly after the flotation of its American life insurance and asset management businesses what it would do with the proceeds from it.

Feb 14 2018

Credit Agricole says its French retail bank has reached turning point

PARIS Credit Agricole said its French retail bank unit had reached a turning point and that revenues should grow from the levels seen in the fourth quarter last year, as it reported higher overall profits.

Feb 08 2018

French bank SocGen produces unexpected fourth quarter profit

PARIS Societe Generale on Thursday reported an unexpected profit in the fourth quarter, beating forecasts that the French bank would make a loss partly due to tax-related charges and restructuring costs. | Video

Feb 06 2018

BNP Paribas punished as profit falls short of forecasts

PARIS BNP Paribas reported quarterly net profit that fell short of market forecasts on Tuesday, causing shares in France's biggest bank to slump as part of a broader market sell-off.

Feb 01 2018

France to finance exports to Iran, aims to sidestep U.S. sanctions

PARIS France will start offering euro-denominated credits to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year, a move to bolster trade while keeping it outside the reach of U.S. sanctions, the head of state-owned investment bank Bpifrance said.

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.

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