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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

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

Dec 21 2017

Swiss hit back after EU limits stock exchange access

ZURICH/BRUSSELS Swiss relations with the European Union soured on Thursday as Bern promised retaliation over what it called unacceptable limitations on Swiss stock exchanges' access to the EU single market.

Dec 20 2017

ABB revamps engineering business to cap year of transition

ZURICH ABB will reshape its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business - including its biggest but least profitable power grids division - by spinning off and winding down some operations, triggering fourth-quarter charges totalling $225 million.

Dec 14 2017

UBS puts wealth management in hands of ex-Commerzbank boss Blessing

ZURICH UBS has put former Commerzbank boss Martin Blessing in charge of its market-leading wealth management business, sparking speculation that the Swiss bank could be lining him up as an eventual successor to chief executive Sergio Ermotti.

Dec 08 2017

Swiss propose house arrest for people seen as security threats

ZURICH The Swiss government proposed on Friday allowing house arrest for people seen as posing a security threat even if they are not suspected of a specific crime.

Nov 23 2017

Swiss pledge more funds for EU budget, progress on treaty

BERN Switzerland and the European Union, its main trading partner, made headway on Thursday on clinching a new treaty meant to cement ties, and Bern pledged fresh contributions to EU coffers.

Nov 20 2017

Swiss private bank Julius Baer hits record ‍assets total

ZURICH Julius Baer said on Monday its assets under management had hit a record 393 billion Swiss francs (300.9 billion pounds) after a 17 percent rise in the first 10 months of 2017.

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