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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

07 Aug 2018

Russia's Rosneft more than triples second-quarter net profit, shares hit record

MOSCOW Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday its second-quarter net profit more than tripled to 228 billion roubles ($3.6 billion) on higher production and prices, pushing its shares to an all-time peak.

06 Aug 2018

Rusal profits surge despite U.S. sanctions

HONG KONG/MOSCOW Russian aluminium giant Rusal's quarterly profit surged thanks to higher market prices for the metal, despite sanctions imposed by Washington.

17 Jul 2018

Russia, Kazakhstan cut hot-rolled steel coil exports to Iran: traders

MOSCOW/LONDON Russia and Kazakhstan are cutting back sales of hot-rolled steel coils to Iran in part because of new U.S. sanctions on Tehran, steel traders said.

16 May 2018

Russia's Alrosa sees rosy prospects from colorful diamonds

MOSCOW Russia's Alrosa , the world's largest diamond producer by output, plans to boost revenue from selling rare, colored stones where demand is stable, although it is a niche business.

04 May 2018

Russia's Alrosa may buy diamond polisher to support local industry

MOSCOW Russian diamond miner Alrosa may buy diamond polisher Kristall to support the country's gem-cutting industry and help create a stronger competitor to global group De Beers.

03 Apr 2018

Sberbank to increase gold sales to India and China in 2018

MOSCOW Sberbank CIB, an arm of Russia's largest lender, plans to more than double its gold sales to India this year and sell more gold than forecast to China, while keeping gold purchases in Russia flat, its head of global markets said.

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.


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