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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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Greek stocks slide, yields spike after hopes for debt deal dashed

ATHENS, May 23 Greek shares slid more than 2 percent in early Tuesday trade and government bond yields rose after euro zone finance ministers failed to agree on debt relief for Greece with the International Monetary Fund on Monday and did not release new loans to Athens.

17 May 2017

Greeks, in nationwide strike, demand end to evermore austerity

ATHENS Thousands of Greeks walked off their jobs on Wednesday and marched through central Athens in an angry protest against continued austerity measures being demanded by international lenders in exchange for disbursing bailout funds.

16 May 2017

U.S. commerce secretary backs Calamos-EXIN bid for Greek insurer

ATHENS The U.S. Commerce Secretary has backed a bid by an American-Dutch consortium to buy the insurance arm of Greece's National Bank, saying a deal could help U.S. investment flows to the troubled Mediterranean country.

15 May 2017

Greek economy shrinks in first quarter, hurt by bailout review uncertainty

ATHENS Greece's economy contracted in the first three months of the year but less than in the final quarter of 2016, flash estimates by its statistics service showed on Monday, as jitters over the conclusion of a bailout review hurt business confidence.

10 May 2017

IMF likely to take part in Greek bailout, Slovak finance minister says

NICOSIA The International Monetary Fund is likely to take part in the financing of Greece's third bailout, Slovakia's finance minister, Peter Kazimir, said on Wednesday.

02 May 2017

Calamos-Exin predicts National Insurance bid hard to match

ATHENS An offer for National Bank's insurance business by Calamos and Exin will be hard to match, partly because of the cultural and commercial links they have with Greece, the investment duo's chief executives said.

26 Apr 2017

Greek economy to grow 1.5 percent this year, less than official forecasts - IOBE

ATHENS Greece's economy will only grow by up to 1.5 percent this year, the leading IOBE think tank said on Wednesday as it trimmed its forecast due to slow progress on the country's bailout review.

21 Apr 2017

Greece blows EU-IMF bailout targets away with strong budget performance

ATHENS Greece far exceeded its international lenders' budget demands last year, official data showed on Friday, posting its first overall budget surplus in 21 years even when debt repayments are included.

09 Apr 2017

Greek PM says debt relief is a condition for more austerity

ATHENS Greece will implement additional austerity measures agreed with its official creditors on condition of further debt relief that will enable the country to be included in the ECB's bond buying scheme, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.

05 Apr 2017

Greek banks' bad loan rates dip, but still sky-high

ATHENS, April 5 Greek banks' exposure to doubtful and non-performing loans edged down in the fourth quarter but still made up half the sector's overall loan book, the central bank said on Wednesday.

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