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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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Norway's sovereign wealth fund buys 245 million pounds stake in UK's Shaftesbury

The sovereign wealth fund of Norway bought a 245 million pounds ($342 million) stake in British property group Shaftesbury from Invesco, regulatory filings showed on Thursday.

Feb 21 2018

Growth comes at a cost for UK's Metro Bank

Metro Bank could need to raise more capital later this year, its CEO said, as the British challenger bank looks to more than double its loan book within three years.

Feb 20 2018

Temenos in talks to buy British trading software company Fidessa

Swiss banking software supplier Temenos is in talks to buy Fidessa Group for about 1.4 billion pounds ($1.96 billion), it said on Tuesday, to add the British company's equities-trading technology to its portfolio.

Feb 15 2018

Virgin Money creates rare female top team with new hire

Virgin Money on Thursday appointed former HSBC executive Irene Dorner as chairwoman, creating a rare female duo at the top of one of Britain's FTSE 350 listed companies.

Feb 15 2018

UK insurer Lancashire forecasts tough 2018 as loss hits shares

Lloyd's of London insurer Lancashire swung to a loss in the fourth quarter, the costliest ever for insurers and reinsurers due to natural disasters, and said 2018 would be challenging.

Feb 14 2018

Click for crypto - Plus500 uses currency craze to lure customers

The hype around cryptocurrencies has drawn more customers to Plus500's online trading platform, the company said on Wednesday, with many staying on to trade its products ranging from indices to commodities.

Feb 08 2018

Insurers bet, a little nervously, on smooth Games in South Korea

LONDON/NEW YORK If South Korea's Winter Olympics go off without a hitch this month, organizers will not be alone in toasting success. Their insurers will also be celebrating a tidy profit.

Feb 08 2018

Insurer Beazley looks forward to double-digit premium growth in 2018

The promise of double-digit premium growth took the edge off a fall in annual profits at Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley , sending its shares up by more than 6 percent on Thursday.

Feb 02 2018

UK lender Provident Financial appoints acting chairman as CEO

Troubled Provident Financial has appointed acting chairman Malcolm Le ‎May as its CEO with immediate effect, it said on Friday, giving him the challenge of reviving its door-to-door lending operations.

Jan 24 2018

British estate agent Countrywide's CEO exits after profit warning

Countrywide's Chief Executive, Alison Platt, stepped down on Wednesday, a week after the British real estate agent said a loss of market share to its competitors would hit its annual profit.

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