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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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15 Dec 2017

France moves to rein in corporate borrowing binge

PARIS France's financial stability council said on Friday that it planned to set a cap on large banks' exposure to highly indebted companies after big French firms binged on cheap debt in recent years amid record low interest rates.

04 Dec 2017

Concerned EU set to assess impact of U.S. tax reform

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will discuss on Tuesday a planned reform of taxes in the United States that European officials said could affect EU business and global tax rules.

28 Nov 2017

OECD sees growth peaking as investment lags and debt builds

PARIS Global economic growth is set to peak at an eight-year high next year as uninspiring investment and increasingly dangerous debt levels limit room for further improvement, the OECD said on Tuesday. | Video

16 Nov 2017

French unions evolving, labour minister says, as protests continue

PARIS The role of French trade unions is evolving away from leading mass strikes and street protests to partnering employers in the workplace -- whether they like it or not, France's labour minister Muriel Penicaud told Reuters. | Video

30 Oct 2017

Corporate France swims against tide on chairman independence

PARIS Corporate France is bucking the global trend of splitting the roles of chairman and CEO, with Thomson Reuters data showing a steady growth in the number of French companies that have merged the posts in the past 15 years.

27 Oct 2017

ECB should shift focus away from monthly asset buys - policymakers

PARIS/FRANKFURT With euro zone growth accelerating, the European Central Bank should reduce emphasis on the support provided by fresh asset purchases as its large balance sheet and low rates now provide the bulk of stimulus, two policymakers said on Friday.

27 Oct 2017

ECB should shift focus away from monthly asset buys: policymakers

PARIS/FRANKFURT With euro zone growth accelerating, the European Central Bank should reduce emphasis on the support provided by fresh asset purchases as its large balance sheet and low rates now provide the bulk of stimulus, two policymakers said on Friday.

05 Oct 2017

Out of the doldrums, investment boom set to lift French growth to six-year high

PARIS Surging investment has put the French economy on course for its best growth since 2011 this year, the INSEE official statistics agency said on Thursday, slightly raising its earlier estimate.

29 Sep 2017

U.S. will need immigrants for jobs created by Trump tax reform - Manpower

PARIS The United States will have to rely in part on immigrants to fill jobs created thanks to President Donald Trump's tax reform plan announced this week, the head of global staffing company Manpower said.

27 Sep 2017

French government sees EU credibility in reach with 2018 budget

PARIS The French government presented tax and spending cuts on Wednesday in its first budget under President Emmanuel Macron, assuring it would restore France's fiscal credibility in Europe. | Video

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