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Michael Shields

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

Mar 28 2018

Swiss revive plan to support newer EU members as ties thaw

ZURICH Switzerland revived plans on Wednesday to contribute an extra 1.3 billion Swiss francs ($1.4 billion) for newer European Union members as relations with its biggest trading partner began improving after a spat at the end of last year.

Mar 28 2018

Swiss revive plan to support new EU members as ties thaw

ZURICH, March 28 Switzerland revived plans on Wednesday to contribute an extra 1.3 billion Swiss francs ($1.37 billion) in funds for newer European Union members as relations with its biggest trading partner began improving after a spat at the end of last year.

Mar 27 2018

Cyber-attacks biggest risk for Swiss banks: watchdog

BERN Cyber-attacks pose the biggest threat to the Swiss financial system with risks from hacking incursions on the rise, watchdog FINMA warned on Tuesday, calling on Switzerland to step up its national defenses against the menace.

Mar 14 2018

Switzerland faces law change call to return 1MDB profits to Malaysia

BERN Swiss lawmakers are pushing the government to amend the law on how to handle ill-gotten bank profits seized by authorities and pave the way to return more than $100 million linked to scandal-hit sovereign fund 1MDB to the Malaysian people.

Mar 13 2018

Switzerland faces law change call to return 1MDB profits to Malaysia

BERN, March 13 Swiss lawmakers are pushing the government to amend the law on how to handle ill-gotten bank profits seized by authorities and pave the way to return more than $100 million linked to scandal-hit sovereign fund 1MDB to the Malaysian people.

Mar 05 2018

Swiss want arbitration panels to settle disputes with EU

ZURICH The Swiss government wants arbitration panels to help settle disputes with the European Union under a new treaty that would bind the neutral country more closely to its biggest trading partner, it said on Monday.

Feb 06 2018

Credit Suisse 'volatility' fund liquidated after market selloff

ZURICH/NEW YORK Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it would terminate the second-largest publicly traded product betting on future swings in the S&P 500 after its value plunged during the global market rout.

Feb 02 2018

Swiss bank PKB broke money-laundering rules in Brazilian cases: FINMA

(This February 1 story has been refiled to fix typo in 13th paragraph)

Jan 31 2018

Swiss see no quick deal on new EU treaty

ZURICH Switzerland will not meet the European Commission's deadline for a deal in the early part of this year on a new treaty that would bind the neutral country more closely to its biggest trading partner, new Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said.

Jan 24 2018

Swiss marchers protest against Trump, break through Davos security cordon

ZURICH/DAVOS Anti-capitalists marched through Swiss cities on Tuesday to protest a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and broke through a security cordon in Davos. | Video

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