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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

04 Jul 2017

Swedish central bank signals policy shift as holds rates

STOCKHOLM Sweden's central bank took a step towards reversing course on Tuesday after more than two years of negative interest rates, saying it did not expect to cut borrowing costs again while not closing the door entirely on further easing.

20 May 2017

Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up for five years.

19 May 2017

Assange hails victory after Sweden drops probe, says prepared to end impasse

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up for five years. | Video

10 Apr 2017

Uzbek suspect in Swedish attack sympathised with Islamic State - police

STOCKHOLM An Uzbek man suspected of ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people, had expressed sympathy for Islamic State and was wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order, Swedish police said on Sunday.

09 Apr 2017

Polizei - Mutmaßlicher Stockholm-Täter sympathisierte mit IS

Stockholm Nach dem Lastwagen-Anschlag in Stockholm verdichten sich die Hinweise auf einen islamistischen Hintergrund.

23 Feb 2017

Swedish central banker says not time to talk about raising rates

STOCKHOLM A fragile upturn in inflation and concern about political developments in the United States, Britain and Europe means it is not time to begin talking about raising interest rates, Swedish central bank Deputy Governor Per Jansson said on Thursday.

21 Feb 2017

Sweden - not perfect, but not Trump's immigrant-crime nightmare

STOCKHOLM Bemused Swedes have been defending their record as a low-crime society in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's speech in Florida last week in which he appeared to refer to a terrorist attack in Sweden that did not happen.

15 Feb 2017

No let up in easy money in Sweden as Trump, Brexit, elections weigh

STOCKHOLM Sweden's central bank held rates unchanged at -0.50 percent on Wednesday but retained its view that more cuts could come, surprising markets which had expected it would signal that five years of ever looser policy had come to an end.

21 Dec 2016

Split emerges over future of easy money as Swedish central bank expands money-printing

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Riksbank extended its bond-buying program on Wednesday to cement an upturn in inflation but resistance by half its board raised questions about the future of the bank's ultra-easy monetary policy.

14 Dec 2016

Swedish central bank winning currency war, but costs mounting

STOCKHOLM Presiding over one of 2016's worst performing currencies in the developed world would normally be an unwanted accolade, but for Sweden's Riksbank it is a proof its gamble on negative rates and money-printing has so far paid off.

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