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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

29 Jan 2018

Russia's Alrosa to plunder diamond inventory as output drops

MOSCOW Russian diamond miner Alrosa will dip into its inventory in 2018 as it fights to keep sales constant despite lower output after an accident shut one of its mines, the head of its sales division told Reuters.

12 Jan 2018

Russia's Arlan aims to have doubled gold output in 2020

MOSCOW, Jan 12 Russian gold producer Arlan plans to have doubled gold output from its mine in 2020, expecting the price for the precious metal to rise further, the firm's director for development said.

10 Jan 2018

Russian competition watchdog investigates Alrosa gas assets sale

MOSCOW The Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) said on Wednesday it is investigating the forthcoming sale of natural gas assets by Russian diamond producer Alrosa after a complaint from would-be buyer, energy giant Rosneft .

21 Dec 2017

White, mouldy and French: Russia's response to sanctions goes gourmet

VERKHNAYA PYSHMA/YEKATERINBURG, Russia One thousand French goats have found a new home in Russia's Ural mountains as a local company bets on producing European-style cheeses no longer available for import.

04 Aug 2017

Russia's Alrosa searching for 9 miners missing after accident

MOSCOW Rescue teams are searching for nine workers missing in an underground mine owned by Russian diamond miner Alrosa after water flooded in on Friday, the company said.

30 Jun 2017

Russia's Polyus returns to London, UK investors take half of share offer

MOSCOW Russia's largest gold producer, Polyus sold $879 million worth of shares in Moscow and London, it said on Friday, a sale that analysts said showed a high level of western investor appetite for Russian assets.

18 May 2017

Russian gold producer GV Gold may consider IPO next year: CEO

MOSCOW Russian gold producer GV Gold aims to be ready to hold an initial public offering (IPO) by spring 2018 but would not necessarily go ahead with a listing at that time, the newly appointed chief executive said.

11 May 2017

In Russia's far north, prospecting for mammoths is a cottage industry

YAKUTSK, Russia For millennia, extinct mammoths lay undisturbed in the permafrost in Russia's Yakutia region. They have now turned into a source of wealth, and the local government is keen to start tapping it.

13 Apr 2017

In one of coldest spots on earth, Russia bets on boosting gold output

UST-NERA, Yakutia, Russia In winter it gets so cold that metal snaps.

15 Sep 2016

Russia's Nornickel sees nickel price stabilizing at $10,000/T

MOSCOW Russian mining giant Nornickel, previously known as Norilsk Nickel , expects nickel prices to rise to about $10,000 a tonne by the end of the year and flatten out around that level through 2017, its chief operating officer said.


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