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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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26 Feb 2016

Putin hands top post at ailing VEB bank to Sberbank manager

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin removed the head of Russia's ailing state development bank Vnesheconombank on Friday and appointed a successor from Sberbank who will be expected to oversee a bailout that could swell to as much as $16 billion.

19 Feb 2016

Russia could cut defence procurement spending - sources

MOSCOW The Russian government is considering a 5 percent cut in defence procurement spending this year, sources say, showing not even Vladimir Putin's plan to restore Moscow's military might is immune to the pain of a slowing economy.

19 Feb 2016

Russia government mulls 5 percent cut in defence procurement spending - sources

MOSCOW Russia's government is considering cutting spending on defence procurement this year by 5 percent, four official sources told Reuters, a move that would extend the budget squeeze to a sector that up to now has been immune from real cuts.

18 Feb 2016

Putin removes head of VEB state development bank as crisis bites

By Margarita Papchenkova, Darya Korsunskaya and Oksana Kobzeva

18 Feb 2016

Putin removes head of VEB state development bank as crisis bites

By Margarita Papchenkova, Darya Korsunskaya and Oksana Kobzeva

10 Feb 2016

Russia considers drastic steps to plug finances hit by tumbling oil

By Margarita Papchenkova, Darya Korsunskaya and Elena Fabrichnaya

02 Feb 2016

Russian oligarchs most likely buyers in Putin's new privatization plan

MOSCOW Russian oligarchs are the most likely potential buyers of the stakes in some of the country's largest companies that President Vladimir Putin wants to sell.

01 Feb 2016

Russia could cut Bashneft stake in 2016 privatisation programme -sources

MOSCOW The Russian government could reduce its stake in mid-sized oil company Bashneft as part of its privatisation programme this year, two government sources told Reuters on Monday.

27 Jan 2016

Russia plans no joint action with OPEC: sources

MOSCOW Russia's government is not discussing cooperation with OPEC, two senior Russian officials told Reuters, after a co-owner of the country's No. 2 oil producer Lukoil said Moscow and the exporter group should join forces to battle low oil prices.

27 Jan 2016

Russia plans no joint action with OPEC - sources

MOSCOW, Jan 27 Russia's government is not discussing cooperation with OPEC, two senior Russian officials told Reuters, after a co-owner of the country's No. 2 oil producer Lukoil said Moscow and the exporter group should join forces to battle low oil prices.

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