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