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Francesco Canepa

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

Sep 22 2017

ECB's Constancio compares Bitcoin to Dutch tulip mania

FRANKFURT Bitcoin is not a currency but a mere instrument of speculation, the vice president of the European Central Bank said on Friday, comparing the digital currency to tulip bulbs during the 17th century trading bubble in the Netherlands.

Sep 19 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 program 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.

Sep 19 2017

ECB may keep open option to prolong bond-buying again in 2018 - sources

FRANKFURT, Sept 19 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.

Sep 14 2017

As euro zone grows, three ECB rate setters mull stimulus cut

LJUBLJANA/FRANKFURT With the euro zone's economy finally growing, the time for the European Central Bank to reduce its monetary stimulus may be nearing, speeches by three ECB policymakers suggested on Thursday.

Sep 11 2017

ECB officials pave way for gradual policy tightening

FRANKFURT Six European Central Bank policymakers prepared the ground on Monday for a gradual roll-back of the ECB's aggressive monetary stimulus, in light of stronger economic growth in the euro zone.

Sep 07 2017

Euro strength worries ECB as Oct stimulus decision looms

FRANKFURT The euro's strength is already weighing on inflation and will be a key factor for the European Central Bank next month when it decides how to proceed with its massive stimulus program in 2018, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday. | Video

Sep 07 2017

Trotz Brexit-Countdown nur maue Nachfrage nach EU-Banklizenzen

- von Francesco Canepa und Hans Seidenstuecker und Frank Siebelt

Sep 06 2017

ECB to start laying groundwork for stimulus exit

FRANKFURT, Sept 7 European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is set to start laying the groundwork for stimulus reduction when policymakers meet on Thursday, giving investors some hints but probably holding off on any major commitment.

Sep 06 2017

Fewer than 10 UK-based banks have asked for EU license as Brexit looms: sources

FRANKFURT Fewer than ten of the approximately 40 banks that conduct EU business out of London have applied so far for a license to continue banking in the bloc after Britain leaves, regulatory sources told Reuters.

Sep 06 2017

Fewer than 10 UK-based banks have asked for EU licence as Brexit looms - sources

FRANKFURT Fewer than 10 of the approximately 40 banks that conduct EU business out of London have applied so far for a licence to continue banking in the bloc after Britain leaves, regulatory sources told Reuters.

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