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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

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G20 pushes for free trade as U.S. vows to defend national interest

BUENOS AIRES World financial leaders pleaded for an endorsement of free trade on Monday amid worries about U.S. metals tariffs and looming trade sanctions on China, but Trump administration officials said they would not sacrifice U.S. national interests. | Video

Mar 13 2018

Exclusive: G20 financial heads to urge crypto-asset monitoring to safeguard financial stability

BRUSSELS The world's financial leaders will call on international standard-setting bodies on March 20 for stronger monitoring of crypto-assets and to assess the need for a multilateral response as such assets could at some point threaten financial stability.

Mar 13 2018

Exclusive: G20 financial leaders to speak against unfair trade practices - draft communique

BRUSSELS The world's financial leaders will pledge to fight unfair trade practices and stress the role of global trade rules when they meet on March 20, as the United States raises the threat of a global trade war by imposing import tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Mar 12 2018

Euro zone to unlock new loans to Greece, working on debt relief

BRUSSELS Euro zone creditors are expected to disburse new loans to Greece this month and are working on debt relief measures, the head of the bloc's finance ministers said on Monday, steps that should help underpin its economic recovery.

Mar 12 2018

Euro zone without breakthrough on deposit guarantee despite ECB call

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers failed to make a breakthrough on Monday on an EU-wide deposit guarantee scheme, even though the European Central Bank said risks for banks have already been reduced enough.

Mar 08 2018

Euro zone to review progress on bank union and bailout fund

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will on Monday discuss progress in deepening the integration of their economies, focusing on banking union and the transformation of the ESM bailout fund into a European Monetary Fund, a senior euro zone official said.

Mar 07 2018

EU lawmakers tell UK - post-Brexit deal should be about more than trade

BRUSSELS The European Parliament will call for a broad-based "association agreement" with Britain after Brexit that goes beyond a narrow focus on trade, according to a draft resolution to be voted on next week.

Mar 07 2018

EU snubs Britain's post-Brexit trade demands, offers banks no special deal

BRUSSELS The EU on Wednesday offered Britain a free trade deal for their post-Brexit ties that fell well short of ambitions set out by Prime Minister Theresa May last week, notably for the country's dominant financial sector. | Video

Mar 06 2018

EU to call on G20 finmins to keep global economy open, rules-based: draft

BRUSSELS The European Union will call on financial leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies this month to keep the global economy open, after U.S. plans for tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum created a global outcry.

Mar 06 2018

EU cool towards British 'associate membership' in bloc's agencies

BRUSSELS The European Union is cool to the idea of Britain's "associate membership" in various agencies of the bloc as proposed by London to make Brexit less disruptive for British business, with officials saying the approach boils down to cherry picking.


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