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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

28 Jul 2018

ECB's Draghi backs expectations for late 2019 rate hike

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank's president backed investor expectations for a rate hike in October 2019, saying on Thursday the risks from an unpredictable global trade conflict did not warrant any deviation from its plan now. | Video

25 Jul 2018

ECB to stay on hold but highlight growth risks

FRANKFURT, July 26 The European Central Bank is all but certain to keep policy on hold on Thursday, arguing that the risks from an amplifying global trade conflict don't warrant a deviation from its plan to gently exit its easy-money policy of the last few years.

13 Jul 2018

French banks score capital victory against ECB

FRANKFURT French banks won a landmark court victory against the European Central Bank on Friday, giving them an exemption from holding capital against customer deposits parked with a state-owned fund.

12 Jul 2018

ECB sees rates at record low levels for as long as needed - minutes

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank will keep rates at a record low for as long as needed to raise inflation, and its interest rate guidance should be seen as "open-ended", policymakers concluded in June, according to minutes of their meeting published on Thursday.

12 Jul 2018

ECB sees rates at record low levels for as long as needed: minutes

FRANKFURT, July 12 Euro zone interest rates will remain at their current level for as long as needed to raise inflation and the European Central Bank's guidance should be seen as "open-ended", ECB policymakers concluded in June according to minutes of their meeting published on Thursday.

11 Jul 2018

ECB unveils compromise solution for banks' soured loan problem

FRANKFURT European Central Bank supervisors will give euro zone banks extra time to set cash aside against their bad loans if their pile of soured debt is particularly high, the ECB said on Wednesday.

05 Jul 2018

EU watchdog wants next ECB boss barred from joining opaque G30

The next head of the European Central Bank and other ECB policymakers should be barred from joining an opaque club of top figures in finance, the European Union's Ombudsman said on Thursday, referring the matter to the European Parliament.

29 Jun 2018

ECB mulls small 'Twist' to keep borrowing costs low - sources

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank is considering buying more long-dated bonds from next year to keep euro zone borrowing costs in check even after it stops pumping fresh money into the economy, sources told Reuters.

20 Jun 2018

Top central banks see growing gloom global trade war

SINTRA, Portugal A developing trade war between the world's biggest economies is weighing on business confidence and could force central banks to downgrade their outlook, the world's most powerful policymakers argued on Wednesday.

20 Jun 2018

ECB frets about trade war cost behind 'facade of optimism': sources

SINTRA, Portugal Behind a "facade of optimism", European Central Bank officials are growing increasingly concerned that a looming trade war could derail the euro zone's recovery and complicate its exit from years of easy money, central banking sources told Reuters.

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