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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

Dec 17 2017

World trade order in a wobble as Washington snubs WTO status quo

BERLIN The frustration of Roberto Azevedo was evident when, as director general of the World Trade Organization, he summed up the results of a three-day ministerial conference in Buenos Aires in the past week. There were simply none.

Dec 14 2017

German economy to grow by 2.6 percent in 2018 - Ifo

BERLIN The German economy will expand by 2.6 percent next year, the Ifo institute said on Thursday in its updated forecast for Europe's economic powerhouse, pointing to a broad upswing that is generating record-high employment and buoyant tax revenues.

Dec 08 2017

Unexpected decline in German exports narrows trade surplus

BERLIN German exports fell unexpectedly in October while vibrant domestic demand pushed up imports, narrowing its trade surplus and adding to evidence that Europe's biggest economy started the fourth quarter on a weak footing, data showed on Friday.

Dec 01 2017

Coalition with Merkel not automatic, all options open: Germany's SPD

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Friday he ruled out no option for forming a new government but stressed that a re-run of the outgoing "grand coalition" with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives was not a done deal.

Nov 29 2017

Germany's SPD leader calls for euro zone budget ahead of Merkel meeting

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), who are expected to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a coalition government, said Europe needed a joint finance minister and a euro zone budget to boost investment.

Nov 27 2017

Zypries - G20-Stahlgipfel soll Handelskrieg-Gefahr bannen

Berlin Wenige Tage vor einem G20-Stahlgipfel in Berlin ist Bundeswirtschaftsministerin Brigitte Zypries noch völlig offen, ob bei dem Treffen die Gefahr eines Handelskrieges gebannt werden kann.

Nov 27 2017

Germany wants to avert trade war with G20 steel summit: Zypries

BERLIN Germany hopes that a G20 steel summit in Berlin this week can help to avert a trade war, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries told Reuters on Monday, warning that the EU would impose countermeasures if the United States opted for new tariffs.

Nov 23 2017

German Social Democrats under pressure to form grand coalition

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Social Democrats came under growing pressure on Thursday to drop his opposition to a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's conservatives, with senior politicians arguing the party had a duty to promote stability. | Video

Nov 22 2017

German political grandees press parties to compromise for stability

BERLIN Two veteran allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to Germany's parties on Tuesday to strike a compromise and form a stable government that could drag Europe's biggest economy out of a political impasse.

Nov 17 2017

German economy to grow much stronger than expected in 2017: Ifo

BERLIN The German economy will grow much more strongly than expected in 2017, expanding at its fastest rate in six years, the Ifo institute said on Friday, adding that the broad-based upswing would extend into next year.

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