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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 16 2018

Blackstone's debt for TR unit buy totals more than $15 billion

LONDON (LPC) - The financing backing US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk (F&R) unit totals more than $15 billion, banking sources said on Friday.

Jan 25 2018

Iberdrola raising record €5.3 billion Green loan

LONDON Spanish utility Iberdrola SA is in the market with a €5.3bn amendment and extension of an existing loan which will be the biggest Green loan issued by a European company to date, bankers said.

Dec 11 2017

LPC-Steinhoff’s loan pricing rises after ratings downgrade

LONDON, Dec 11 Troubled South African retailer Steinhoff’s borrowing costs are rising as the company’s downgrade to junk by ratings agency Moody’s last week has increased the interest margins on some of the company’s outstanding syndicated loans.

Nov 27 2017

LPC-Relaxing US lending guidelines could herald return of jumbo buyouts

LONDON, Nov 27 Relaxing or repealing US Leveraged Lending Guidelines could offer banks the opportunity to take back market share lost to shadow banks and direct lenders and open the door to more multi-billion dollar buyout loans, bankers and investors said.

Nov 06 2017

MOVES-Loan banker Ellemann rejoins ABN AMRO

LONDON, Nov 6 Peter Ellemann has joined ABN AMRO in London as a managing director in loan syndications, reporting to Jacco Keijzer, head of syndications, who is based in Amsterdam, the bank said on Monday.

Nov 03 2017

LPC-Office Depot highlights US retailers' loan woes

LONDON, Nov 3 Office supply retailer Office Depot Inc has been forced to sweeten terms on a US$750m term loan B as low US secondary loan prices continue to reflect the threat that the troubled sector is facing from online retail giants such as Amazon.

Oct 05 2017

LPC - Qatari loans test lenders' loyalties

LONDON, Oct 5 A US$570m syndicated loan refinancing for Turkey-based QNB Finansbank is highlighting the growing difficulties facing international banks as they struggle to maintain impartiality in Qatar's dispute with its neighbours, bankers said.

Sep 29 2017

Banks assess loan exposure as Qatar crisis deepens

LONDON Qatari banks and financial institutions in neighbouring countries that have severed diplomatic and transport ties are assessing their exposure to each other and seeking to sell loans in the secondary market as the crisis threatens to deepen.

Jun 28 2017

America's Cup foiling technology set to fly beyond racing boats

HAMILTON, Bermuda From water taxis that "fly" on hydrofoils to aircraft wings and cutting-edge car steering wheels, the America's Cup has produced technology with potential far beyond its "foiling" catamarans.

Jun 27 2017

British woman navigates male-dominated America's Cup

HAMILTON, Bermuda Annabel Vose was the only woman sailing in the sport's biggest event of the year, but the 22-year-old Britain made her mark, winning the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda as strategist on the Land Rover BAR Academy team.

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