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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

14 Oct 2017

ECB sticks with bad loan proposal amid growing backlash

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON The European Central Bank on Friday rejected criticism of its plans to tackle soured bad debt, arguing that the move was both legal and necessary to resolve a nagging problem that has bogged down banks for a decade.

13 Oct 2017

No Basel bank capital deal this weekend -central bankers

WASHINGTON Global banking regulators will not reach a deal this weekend to complete rules aimed at ensuring banks hold enough capital in a crisis, three senior central bank officials said on Friday.

13 Oct 2017

ECB homes in on nine more months of bond buying, at lower volumes

WASHINGTON European Central Bank policymakers are homing in on extending their stimulus programme for nine months at their next meeting while scaling it back, five people with direct knowledge of discussions told Reuters.

13 Oct 2017

ECB policymakers hone in on stimulus extension at lower volumes

WASHINGTON European Central Bank policymakers broadly agree to extend asset purchases at a lower volume at their October policy meeting with views converging on a nine-month extension, five people with direct knowledge of the discussion told Reuters.

12 Oct 2017

ECB's Draghi pledges rock-bottom rates as Germany calls for change

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT The head of the European Central Bank defended a pledge to keep interest rates at rock bottom on Thursday, batting back German calls for a speedy exit from years of easy money in the euro zone.

09 Oct 2017

Fifty-one euro zone banks vulnerable to rate shocks, ECB says

FRANKFURT Fifty-one large euro zone banks are leaving themselves exposed to a sudden change in interest rates and may need to aside more capital against that risk, the European Central Bank said on Monday.

05 Oct 2017

ECB debated QE extension trade-offs in Sept - minutes

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers last month debated the trade-off between various options for extending its asset buying, with some arguing that a reduction was warranted in any scenario, accounts of their meeting showed on Thursday.

26 Sep 2017

Oil rally may help ECB pull the trigger in October but no game changer: analysts

FRANKFURT The rally in oil prices could make it easier for the European Central Bank to cut stimulus from next year but will not fundamentally alter the inflation outlook and should impact policy only at the margins, economists said on Tuesday.

21 Sep 2017

Corporate debt may take bigger slice of QE pie as ECB tapers

LONDON/FRANKFURT The ECB may consider scaling back purchases of corporate bonds more slowly than those of government debt when it starts tapering its massive stimulus scheme, partly because the bank is nearing self-imposed limits on what it can buy.

19 Sep 2017

ECB seen keeping option to prolong bond-buying again in 2018 - sources

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers disagree on whether to set a definitive end-date for their money-printing programme when they meet in October, raising the chance that they will keep open at least the option of prolonging it again, six sources told Reuters.

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