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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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ECB confident on inflation outlook despite risks: Villeroy

PARIS The European Central Bank is confident inflation is on the right track although the specter of protectionism and other risks including Brexit are adding to broader economic uncertainty, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Thursday.

Jun 16 2018

Ex-CEO of France's Carrefour to give up part of payout after pressure

PARIS Former Carrefour chief executive Georges Plassat is to give up part of his departure package, the French retailer said on Saturday after facing pressure from employers' bodies, unions and the government over his payout.

Jun 11 2018

France tells banks to hold capital buffer for loan risks

PARIS France's financial stability council on Monday took the unprecedented step of requiring banks to keep extra capital set aside for risks related to a private sector borrowing binge.

Jun 02 2018

Allies in G7 vow to fight U.S. tariffs, see threat to growth

WHISTLER, British Columbia The United States' allies in the G7 vowed on Thursday to push back against Washington's decision to impose tariffs on their steel and aluminum exports, saying as they gathered for a meeting that the move threatens global growth.

May 30 2018

Trade war risk stalks global economic upturn - OECD

PARIS The prospect of a trade war is threatening the global growth outlook, which otherwise is on course for a 40-year low in unemployment, the OECD said on Wednesday.

May 25 2018

Europe and U.S. lurch closer towards trade war

PARIS With Italy in political turmoil, oil prices on the rise and North Korea tensions back on the burner, the last thing the global economy needs is a big lurch towards a trade war further clouding the outlook.

May 25 2018

GLOBAL ECONOMY-Europe and U.S. lurch closer towards trade war

PARIS, May 25 With Italy in political turmoil, oil prices on the rise and North Korea tensions back on the burner, the last thing the global economy needs is a big lurch towards a trade war further clouding the outlook.

May 11 2018

Europe moves to safeguard interests in Iran after U.S. pullout

BERLIN/PARIS Europe's largest economies lobbied to protect their companies' investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies. | Video

May 03 2018

Measuring Macron: Is France’s leader rebooting the economy?

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron swept into office last May on a pledge to create jobs and improve the lives of workers by rebooting the country's economy. | Video

Apr 27 2018

French growth slowdown tests ECB optimism

PARIS French economic growth slowed slightly more than expected at the start of the year, adding to signs of a temporary slowdown in the euro zone a day after the European Central Bank played down concerns of softness. | Video

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