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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

22 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 (4.4 billion pounds) 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.)

17 Aug 2017

Russian watchdog asks Alfa Capital to withdraw research note on banks

MOSCOW, Aug 17 Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service said on Thursday it will order a unit of Alfa Bank, one of the country's largest lenders, to withdraw a research note on the Russian banking sector it published earlier this week.

31 Jul 2017

INTERVIEW-Russian inflation fight partly a hearts and minds campaign -c.bank economist

MOSCOW, July 31 Taming Russian consumers' often excessive expectations of how high prices will rise is part of the policy equation for the central bank as it seeks to cut inflation to a record low this year, its chief economist said on Monday.

23 Jun 2017

Rouble drop justified by oil, sanctions, Russia central bank analyst says

MOSCOW A recent drop in the rouble rate to 60 versus the dollar was "normal" given Western sanctions and a fall in oil prices, which, if they continue, may further batter the rouble, a senior analyst at the Russian central bank said.

08 Jun 2017

INTERVIEW-Russian rate cuts to come in 25-50 bps steps, monetary policy chief says

MOSCOW, June 8 The Russian central bank will stick to 25 or 50 basis point steps when trimming its key interest rate amid a fragile disinflationary trend, the head of the monetary policy department said in an interview with Reuters.

05 Apr 2017

UPDATE 1-Rosneft and Alrosa start direct FX operations via Moscow Exchange

MOSCOW, April 5 Russian energy company Rosneft and state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa have started direct foreign exchange operations on the Moscow Exchange, potentially leading to lower rouble volatility.

28 Mar 2017

Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December. | Video

07 Dec 2016

Suspects arrested in Russia central bank cyberheist: bank official

MOSCOW Russian authorities arrested a large number of suspects in May in connection with the recently revealed electronic theft of $19 million from accounts held at the Russian central bank, an official said on Wednesday.

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