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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

Oct 10 2017

EU parliament head challenges ECB over bad loan guidelines

MILAN The head of the European parliament has challenged the European Central Bank over how new guidelines for bank bad loans are being set, escalating a row between Italy and the ECB over the proposed measures.

Aug 11 2017

Monte dei Paschi reports 3.1 billion euro loss as state steps in

MILAN Monte dei Paschi di Siena reported a 3.1 billion euro ($3.7 billion) second-quarter loss after additional writedowns on the bad loans Italy's fourth biggest bank is selling as part of its bailout by the state.

Aug 03 2017

UniCredit unveils best quarter in a decade as turnaround pays off

MILAN UniCredit , Italy's largest bank, reported its biggest quarterly profit in almost a decade on Thursday, outstripping market expectations and restoring cash dividends after a radical balance sheet overhaul.

Jun 26 2017

Italian banks rally after taxpayer-funded Veneto deal

MILAN Italian banking shares rallied on Monday after a deal to wind down two ailing regional lenders allowed Rome to draw a line under its biggest banking headache, with taxpayers rather than the financial industry shouldering the bulk of the losses. | Video

Jun 26 2017

Italy winds up Veneto banks at cost of up to 17 billion euros

MILAN/ROME Italy began winding up two failed regional banks on Sunday in a deal that could cost the state up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) and will leave the lenders' good assets in the hands of the nation's biggest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo. | Video

Jun 26 2017

Kritik aus Deutschland an italienischer Banken-Abwicklung

Brüssel/Mailand Aufatmen in Italien, Wut in Deutschland: Die milliardenteure Auffanglösung für zwei italienische Regionalbanken auf Staatskosten stößt bei deutschen Politikern auf heftige Kritik.

Jun 26 2017

Italiens Bankenrettung kostet Steuerzahler bis zu 17 Mrd Euro

Rom/Mailand In Italien müssen die Steuerzahler für die Rettung von zwei Banken tief in die Tasche greifen: Bis zu 17 Milliarden Euro stellt die Regierung für die Institute Veneto Banca und Banca Popolare di Vicenza bereit, die zuletzt von der EZB-Bankenaufsicht als wahrscheinlich nicht mehr überlebensfähig eingestuft wurden.

Jun 25 2017

Italienische Krisenbanken vor der Zerschlagung

Frankfurt/Mailand Die beiden italienischen Krisenbanken, Veneto Banca und Banca Popolare di Vicenza, werden aller Voraussicht nach zerschlagen.

Jun 23 2017

Italy to start winding down Veneto banks Saturday after EU green-light

MILAN/FRANKFURT The European Commission on Friday gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders with state money in a move that may allow Rome to solve its latest banking crisis on its own terms.

Jun 22 2017

Italy tries Europe's patience with fumbled Veneto banks' rescue

FRANKFURT/MILAN A clumsy attempt by Italy to tackle problems at two Veneto-based banks by allowing a major lender to cherry-pick their prime assets for a pittance has left the government testing the boundaries of European law.

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