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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

29 Mar 2018

In sweet spot, ECB risks normalising policy too slowly: Knot

AMSTERDAM Exceptional economic growth and a sustained rebound in inflation provides room for the European Central Bank to dial back stimulus, Dutch policymaker Klaas Knot said, warning the Bank was at risk of normalising policy too slowly.

27 Mar 2018

Lending to euro zone companies slows in potential headache for ECB

FRANKFURT Lending to euro zone companies slowed last month and a measure of money circulating in the region dipped unexpectedly, data showed on Tuesday, in a fresh sign the euro zone's economic expansion may be losing momentum.

19 Mar 2018

ECB debate shifting to interest rate path from QE: sources

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are shifting their debate to the expected path of interest rates as even some of its most dovish rate setters accept that lucrative bond buys should end this year, sources close to the discussion said.

16 Mar 2018

Unexpected euro zone slack could slow inflation rebound: ECB's Praet

FRANKFURT Europe may be regaining some of its long-lost growth potential, European Central Bank chief economist Peter Praet said, a boon for the bloc's five-year expansion but a potential drag on already weak inflation.

15 Mar 2018

Euro zone banks may get reprieve until 2021 from ECB bad-debt rules

FRANKFURT Euro zone banks may get a reprieve until 2021 to fully implement European Central Bank guidelines on treating new soured loans, an ECB document showed on Thursday, a retreat from an earlier proposal for a more aggressive treatment of bad debt.

14 Mar 2018

ECB to end bond buys only when inflation is on sustainable path

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank needs further evidence that inflation is rising towards its target and will end asset buys only when it is satisfied that price growth is on a sustained path towards its objective, two of the ECB's top officials said on Wednesday. | Video

12 Mar 2018

INTERVIEW-Belgiens Notenbank-Chef gegen niedrigeres Inflationsziel

Frankfurt Die EZB hat aus Sicht des belgischen Notenbankchefs Jan Smets möglicherweise noch länger mit einer aus ihrer Sicht unerwünscht niedrigen Inflation zu kämpfen.

08 Mar 2018

ECB gives up on bigger bond buys en route to stimulus exit

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge on Thursday to increase its bond buying if needed, taking another small step in weaning the euro zone economy off its protracted stimulus. | Video

02 Mar 2018

Global Economy - Big time politics to overshadow ECB

FRANKFURT Big time politics from elections to trade wars will overshadow the European Central Bank's policy meeting next week, keeping investors on the edge with markets seen prone to continued volatility after a recent equity rout.

01 Mar 2018

ECB to chart steady course in March meeting: sources

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are likely to discuss a small tweak in their communication stance at their March 8 meeting but no major policy shift is expected, three sources with direct knowledge of the discussion said.


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