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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FRANKFURT The U.S. and euro zone economies remain a world apart and growth data due in the coming days will only highlight the widening gap, suggesting that monetary policy will continue to move in opposing directions on the two sides of the Atlantic.
FRANKFURT The European Central Bank has advertised for a new bank supervisory chief, looking for an expert to oversee a sector still weighed down by bad loans and weak profitability following the bloc's debt crisis.
FRANKFURT The European Central Bank will keep rates at a record low for as long as needed to raise inflation, and its interest rate guidance should be seen as "open-ended", policymakers concluded in June, according to minutes of their meeting published on Thursday.
FRANKFURT, July 12 Euro zone interest rates will remain at their current level for as long as needed to raise inflation and the European Central Bank's guidance should be seen as "open-ended", ECB policymakers concluded in June according to minutes of their meeting published on Thursday.
FRANKFURT European Central Bank supervisors will give euro zone banks extra time to set cash aside against their bad loans if their pile of soured debt is particularly high, the ECB said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Euro zone inflation rose to its highest rate in more than a year this month as surging energy prices pushed price growth above the European Central Bank's target, even if only temporarily, data from Eurostat showed on Friday.
FRANKFURT The European Central Bank is considering buying more long-dated bonds from next year to keep euro zone borrowing costs in check even after it stops pumping fresh money into the economy, sources told Reuters.
SINTRA, Portugal A developing trade war between the world's biggest economies is weighing on business confidence and could force central banks to downgrade their outlook, the world's most powerful policymakers argued on Wednesday.
SINTRA, Portugal Behind a "facade of optimism", European Central Bank officials are growing increasingly concerned that a looming trade war could derail the euro zone's recovery and complicate its exit from years of easy money, central banking sources told Reuters.
SINTRA, Portugal European Central Bank supervisors are looking for a softer way to press euro zone lenders to deal with their bad loans after an earlier proposal met fierce opposition, two sources said.