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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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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.

18 May 2018

ECB official sceptical of Italy's alternative cash plan

FRANKFURT A top European Central Bank official is sceptical of a proposal by Italy's would-be government to pay its bills by issuing small-denomination bonds that would work as a form of parallel currency.

18 May 2018

ECB official skeptical of Italy's alternative cash plan

FRANKFURT A top European Central Bank official is skeptical of a proposal by Italy's would-be government to pay its bills by issuing small-denomination bonds that would work as a form of parallel currency.

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.

26 Apr 2018

Keen to end stimulus, ECB hails solid economic growth

FRANKFURT European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi played down concerns over softness in the euro zone economy on Thursday as the ECB sought to bolster expectations for a gradual withdrawal of the ECB's monetary stimulus. | Video

26 Apr 2018

After big fall in bad loans, ECB calls for gradual clean-up

FRANKFURT Euro zone banks have brought down their pile of unpaid loans "enormously" and further progress, while necessary, should be gradual, European Central Bank Vice-President Vitor Constancio said on Thursday.

26 Apr 2018

After big fall in bad loans, ECB calls for gradual clean-up

FRANKFURT Euro zone banks have brought down their pile of unpaid loans "enormously" and further progress, while necessary, should be gradual, European Central Bank Vice-President Vitor Constancio said on Thursday.

25 Apr 2018

ECB to play down soft data, keep door open to ending bond buys

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank is set to keep policy unchanged on Thursday, playing down worries over recent softness in the euro zone economy and leaving the door open to ending its lavish bond purchase scheme by the close of the year.

23 Apr 2018

ECB mulls shelving rules tackling euro zone's bad loans pile

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON The European Central Bank, after suffering a political backlash, is considering shelving planned rules that would have forced banks to set aside more money against their stock of unpaid loans.

23 Apr 2018

Womöglich keine EZB-Leitlinien für alte Banken-Wackelkredite

Frankfurt/Washington Die EZB-Bankenaufsicht will womöglich keine allgemeinen Richtlinien für den Abbau von alten Problemkrediten in den Bilanzen der Geldhäuser im Währungsraum ausgeben.

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