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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

11 Dec 2017

Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered "a significant part" of Moscow's military contingent there to start withdrawing on Monday, declaring their work largely done. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Russian central bank seen cutting rate to 8.00 percent on Friday

MOSCOW The Russian central bank is expected to lower its key interest rate to 8 percent on Friday, in what would be the sixth rate cut so far this year, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.

30 Nov 2017

Major Western banks recommend buying Russian government bonds

MOSCOW, Nov 30 Russian government bonds are likely to remain among the favourite picks for global investors next year, despite possible sanctions and a dip in yields in line with falling interest rates, foreign market players say.

13 Nov 2017

Russia's economic recovery slows, GDP up 1.8 percent year-on-year in third quarter

MOSCOW The Russian economy grew 1.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, the Federal Statistics Service said on Monday.

27 Oct 2017

Russian central bank lowers key rate to 8.25 percent, signals further cuts

MOSCOW The Russian central bank delivered a cautious 25 basis point rate cut on Friday and said it would consider lowering rates further in the coming months.

26 Oct 2017

Russia's economic recovery not enough for higher rating: Moody's

MOSCOW Economic recovery in Russia is not strong enough to convince Moody's rating agency to upgrade its sovereign credit rating as the country still lacks sufficient structural reform, a senior vice president at Moody's Investor Service said on Thursday.

25 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-Moscow may host up to 12 share listings in 2018 - VTB Capital

MOSCOW, Oct 25 Moscow may host up to 12 initial and secondary public offerings in 2018 and various unnamed firms are actively considering raising capital via there next year, VTB Capital's co-head of global banking said.

06 Oct 2017

Moscow Exchange to start trading Japanese yen, Turkish lira in 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 6 The Moscow Exchange plans to start trading the Japanese yen and the Turkish lira against the Russian rouble next year, the head of currency market development at the exchange said on Friday.

28 Sep 2017

Russia's rating would be one notch higher without U.S. sanctions: Fitch

MOSCOW Russia's sovereign rating would be one notch higher than its current BBB- level if not for the latest round of U.S. sanctions, the head of Fitch Ratings Sovereigns group said.

22 Sep 2017

Russian economy minister sees stable rouble, says level fair

MOSCOW The rouble's exchange rate is close to fundamentally justified levels, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Friday, having warned earlier this year that it was too strong.


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