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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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13 Oct 2017

Greece eyes November timeframe for bond swap, sounds out investors

ATHENS/LONDON Greece is eyeing a November timeframe to launch a swap of 20 small bonds for four new ones ahead of its scheduled emergence from its bailout programme next summer, bankers said on Friday.

12 Oct 2017

Greece dangles jackpot prize to curb tax dodgers

ATHENS, Oct 12 Greece is dangling the lure of a jackpot prize to coax people into paying their taxes, hoping to curb endemic tax evasion.

06 Oct 2017

Greek pensioners protest benefit cuts, pin hopes on court

ATHENS Hundreds of elderly Greeks protested against deep cuts to their pensions outside the country's top administrative court on Friday, as reforms passed to comply with international bailout demands leave them with ever less cash to live on.

02 Oct 2017

Greece targets faster growth, bigger primary surplus in 2018 draft budget

ATHENS Greece expects economic recovery to gain pace next year when it aims to exit its bailout, the government's draft budget showed on Monday, projecting that stronger growth will help it attain a bigger primary surplus and reduce unemployment.

26 Sep 2017

Greece must wrap up review rapidly to start talks on bailout exit - Dijsselbloem

ATHENS Greece must wrap up an upcoming bailout review quickly to pave the way for a "clean" bailout exit next summer without further conditions beyond standard monitoring, Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Monday.

26 Sep 2017

Greece must wrap up review rapidly to start talks on bailout exit: Dijsselbloem

ATHENS Greece must wrap up an upcoming bailout review quickly to pave the way for a "clean" bailout exit next summer without further conditions beyond standard monitoring, Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Monday.

21 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Greece considers bond swap as looks to bailout exit - sources

ATHENS Greece is considering swapping 20 small bond issues for four or five new ones, government sources said, as it prepares to exit its international bailout and resume normal financing operations

08 Sep 2017

Greek hosts warm to Macron's euro zone vision

ATHENS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany's idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro zone budget.

07 Aug 2017

Greek GDP stats gaps prompt suspension of flash data

ATHENS, Aug 7 Greece's statistics service ELSTAT has suspended until further notice the release of flash quarterly estimates on the country's gross domestic product because of divergences with provisional estimates, an official at the statistics service said on Monday.

29 Jun 2017

Greece says can return to bond markets even without ECB buying

ATHENS Greece's short-term objective is to return to bond markets and this will be possible even without the inclusion of its bonds in the European Central Bank's asset-buying programme, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday.

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