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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

14 Sep 2017

EBRD considers taking stakes in more Belarus banks

MINSK The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering taking equity stakes in more banks in Belarus as part of its efforts to help the state open up its economy, EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti said.

12 Sep 2017

Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back

BEIRUT/MOSCOW The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from much of the country where President Bashar al-Assad's rule seemed in danger two years ago.

31 Aug 2017

Russia's VTB sees no risks for itself from Otkritie bailout

MOSCOW VTB , Russia's second biggest lender, sees no risks for itself from the central bank's bailout of Otkritie bank, it said on Thursday.

30 Aug 2017

Russia's bailed out bank, backed by Kremlin insiders, grew too fast

MOSCOW The rise of Russia's Otkritie bank - brought to an abrupt halt this week with a central bank bailout - was a tale of breakneck growth, lavish parties and support from within President Vladimir Putin's inner circle.

29 Aug 2017

Despite new U.S. sanctions, Russian oil traders say it's business as usual

MOSCOW Russian oil companies will quickly find ways to work around tighter restrictions imposed this month by the United States on the foreign finance they can use, multiple Russian oil industry sources told Reuters.

29 Aug 2017

Russia's Rushydro may take stake in Rusal's Taishet aluminum smelter: chairman

MOSCOW Russia's state-controlled power company Rushydro may join a new aluminum smelter project which Rusal, the world's second-largest aluminum producer, plans to build in Siberia, the board chairman of Rushydro told Reuters.

28 Aug 2017

Russian-North Korea projects foundering because of missile tests: minister

MOSCOW Commercial ventures planned between Russia and North Korea three years ago are not being implemented because of Pyongyang's missile testing program, the Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East, Alexander Galushka, said.

02 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Sanctions gap lets Western firms tap Russian frontier oil

OSLO/MOSCOW A gap in U.S. sanctions allows Western companies to help Russia develop some of its most technically challenging oil reserves, and risks undermining the broad aim of the measures, a Reuters review of company results and media releases has found.

02 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Sanctions gap lets Western firms tap Russian frontier oil

OSLO/MOSCOW A gap in U.S. sanctions allows Western companies to help Russia develop some of its most technically challenging oil reserves, and risks undermining the broad aim of the measures, a Reuters investigation has found.

24 Jul 2017

OPEC moves to cap Nigerian oil output, boost compliance

ST PETERSBURG, Russia OPEC moved on Monday to cap Nigerian oil output and called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts to help clear excessive global stocks and support flagging prices.

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