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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 Jun 2018

ECB to end bond buying but pushes out first rate hike

RIGA/FRANKFURT The European Central Bank will shut its hallmark bond purchase scheme by the close of the year, it said on Thursday, taking its biggest step yet towards dismantling crisis-era stimulus a decade after the start of the euro zone's economic downturn. | Video

13 Jun 2018

ECB gets ready to pull the plug on stimulus scheme

FRANKFURT, June 14 The European Central Bank will debate on Thursday whether to end its huge asset purchases by year-end, in what would be its biggest step towards dismantling crisis-era stimulus credited with pulling the euro zone economy out of recession.

10 Jun 2018

Fed, ECB to tighten policy in tandem

FRANKFURT Tightening policy by a notch just one day apart, the world's top two central banks will hope to signal confidence in global economic growth, despite risks of a trade war, currency swings and political turbulence. | Video

31 May 2018

Euro zone inflation well above expectations in May

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Euro zone inflation jumped far more than expected in May on higher energy costs, offering relief to the European Central Bank after market turbulence that has jeopardized its planned exit from a lavish stimulus program. | Video

30 May 2018

ECB sees no need to intervene in Italy crisis - sources

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank is keeping a watchful eye on the market rout and political crisis engulfing Italy but sees no reason to intervene at this time, sources close to the matter told Reuters.

24 May 2018

ECB sees 'clouds', potential for further slowdown

FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS The euro zone economy continues to motor ahead but a more pronounced slowdown is possible and political uncertainty in places like Italy could undermine confidence, European Central Bank policymakers said on Thursday.

24 May 2018

Further moderation in euro zone growth possible: ECB minutes

FRANKFURT Euro zone growth could slow further and uncertainty is on the rise but the bloc's expansion remains solid and broad-based, European Central Bank policymakers concluded in April, the minutes of the meeting showed on Thursday.

05 May 2018

Top Greek banks would lose 15.5 billion euros of capital in stress scenario: ECB

FRANKFURT/ATHENS Greece's four biggest banks said on Saturday that no new funding plans were needed after stress test results showed they would lose around 15.5 billion euros of their capital by 2020 under an adverse economic scenario.

03 May 2018

Euro zone inflation slowdown adds to ECB's headache

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Euro zone inflation unexpectedly slowed last month, adding to a string of data that points to a cooling economy and possibly makes it more difficult for the European Central Bank to curb its lavish monetary stimulus later this year. | Video

02 May 2018

Weak growth may test ECB resolve to roll back stimulus

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank will not easily retreat from plans to end its bond purchases this year, even though growth is slowing, but it may push out expectations for interest rate increases to maintain the flow of money and support confidence.

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