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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

May 15 2018

Greek banks must stick to goal to cut bad debt: source

ATHENS Greece's big banks must not relax efforts to reduce their bad debt after the positive outcome of a health check by the European Central Bank, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, as the sector still faces challenges.

May 10 2018

Greece's Piraeus Bank more profitable in first quarter as provisions fall

ATHENS Greece's largest lender by assets, Piraeus Bank , reported a rise in first-quarter net profit, excluding one-off items, thanks to lower loan-loss provisions.

May 05 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.

Apr 18 2018

Greek central bank chief: ECB should keep waiver on Greek bonds post-bailout

ATHENS The European Central Bank should maintain its "waiver" on Greek government bonds, continuing to accept them as collateral even if they stay sub-investment grade after the country exits its bailout, Greece's central bank chief said on Wednesday.

Apr 16 2018

All Greek banks seen passing ECB's stress test, NBG says

ATHENS Greek banks will pass the European Central Bank's (ECB) stress test of their financial health, the chief executive of the country's second-biggest lender, National Bank (NBG) , said on Monday.

Mar 29 2018

Greek banks beat target in push to shrink bad loan mountain - central bank

ATHENS Greek banks made further progress during last year's fourth quarter in reducing their exposure to doubtful and non-performing loans, central bank data showed on Thursday.

Mar 29 2018

Greek banks beat target in push to shrink bad loan mountain- cenbank

ATHENS, March 29 Greek banks made further progress during last year's fourth quarter in reducing their exposure to doubtful and non-performing loans, central bank data showed on Thursday.

Mar 28 2018

Greece's National Bank widens loss after higher impairment charges

ATHENS Greece's second largest lender National Bank (NBG) widened its loss in the fourth quarter after booking higher provisions for impaired loans.

Mar 28 2018

Greece's Aegean Air aims higher with $5 billion Airbus jet order

ATHENS Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines picked Airbus for an order of 42 aircraft worth $5 billion (4 billion euros) to renew its fleet of single-aisle planes and add capacity for future expansion, executives said on Wednesday.

Mar 27 2018

EBRD eyes extending mandate in Greece to 2025 to spur growth

ATHENS The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will ask its board to approve extending its mandate in Greece by five years to 2025 to help economic recovery in the country, EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti told Reuters on Tuesday.

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