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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.

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Russia's central bank to form biggest non-state pension fund with $9 billion merger: sources

MOSCOW Russia's central bank is preparing to merge three pension funds of bailed out bank Otkritie to create the biggest non-state pension fund in Russia, while guaranteeing payouts to their 7.7 million members, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

12 Dec 2017

Russian central bank considering buying VTB's skyscraper in Moscow City -sources

MOSCOW, Dec 12 Russia's central bank is considering buying Eurasia Tower, a skyscraper owned by state bank VTB in the Moscow City business district, as it looks for office space in the area, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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.

16 Nov 2017

Russian central bank says it can handle any U.S. sanctions on its debt

MOSCOW Russia's central bank has the tools to address market shocks if the United States applies new sanctions on Russian treasury bonds, its central bank governor said on Thursday.

10 Oct 2017

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

SOCHI, Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia's central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals - a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalize the market.

10 Oct 2017

Russian central bank may start buying gold on Moscow Exchange -sources

MOSCOW, Oct 10 Russia's central bank may start buying gold for its official reserves on the Moscow Exchange, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

02 Oct 2017

Inflationary expectations in Russia require restraint: Central Bank's Yudayeva

MOSCOW Inflationary expectations in Russia remain high and require a restrained approach from the central bank in softening its monetary policy, First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudayeva told Reuters.

21 Sep 2017

Russia's B&N Bank balance sheet hole could reach $6 billion

MOSCOW Russia's B&N Bank could have a $6 billion hole in its balance sheet, the country's central bank said on Thursday after coming to the aid of the private lender, its second private bank rescue in less than a month.

12 Sep 2017

Russian central bank seen cutting rate to 8.5 percent on Friday: Reuters poll

MOSCOW The Russian central bank is expected to cut its key rate to 8.5 percent on Friday, catching up with a rapid slowdown in inflation, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.

04 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Russian central bank - Otkritie may need up to $6.9 billion in extra capital

(Corrects Sept. 1 story to clarify the central bank aims to return the funds to Otkritie bank, not its shareholders.)


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