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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

Jun 14 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 toward dismantling crisis-era stimulus a decade after the start of the euro zone's economic downturn. | Video

Jun 13 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.

Jun 01 2018

ECB's Deutsche Bank defense shows concern and irritation

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank's move to defend Deutsche Bank on Friday stems from concern over a sharp fall in the German lender's share price but also irritation that overseas regulators risk aggravating its problems.

May 30 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.

May 25 2018

ECB resolve to end bond buys this year remains firm: sources

FRANKFURT Sluggish growth has not weakened the European Central Bank's resolve to end a bond-buying scheme later this year but could make it more cautious about signaling interest rate hikes, conversations with four sources close to the matter indicate.

May 24 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.

May 18 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.

May 18 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.

May 18 2018

ECB official sceptical of Italy's alternative cash plan

FRANKFURT, May 18 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.

May 02 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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