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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

19 May 2017

Billionaire Usmanov made $1.3 billion offer for control of Arsenal

Arsenal's second-largest investor, Alisher Usmanov, made a $1.3 billion (997.22 million pounds) offer to buy out the soccer club's majority owner Stan Kroenke, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, confirming earlier reports.

18 May 2017

Russian gold producer GV Gold may consider IPO next year: CEO

MOSCOW Russian gold producer GV Gold aims to be ready to hold an initial public offering (IPO) by spring 2018 but would not necessarily go ahead with a listing at that time, the newly appointed chief executive said.

26 Apr 2017

Russia, ahead of planned protest, bans Kremlin critic's foundation

MOSCOW Russia said on Wednesday it had banned a pro-democracy movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky which has called for big anti-government protests on Saturday ahead of a presidential election next year.

25 Apr 2017

Russia's VTB Capital boosts team of metals traders in Hong Kong

MOSCOW VTB Capital, the investment banking arm of Russia's second-biggest bank VTB, said it plans to hire five metals traders for its Hong Kong office within the next two months as it boosts its commodity business.

25 Apr 2017

INTERVIEW-Russia's VTB Capital boosts team of metals traders in Hong Kong

MOSCOW, April 25 VTB Capital, the investment banking arm of Russia's second-biggest bank VTB, said it plans to hire five metals traders for its Hong Kong office within the next two months as it boosts its commodity business.

19 Apr 2017

Exclusive - China Development Bank may finance Fosun's Polyus deal: sources

MOSCOW/HONG KONG China Development Bank is considering providing financing for a Chinese consortium seeking to buy a stake in Russia's largest gold producer Polyus , two sources familiar with discussions about the potential deal told Reuters.

06 Apr 2017

Russia's FSB investigates diamond miner Alrosa in Moscow: source

MOSCOW Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) is investigating the Moscow office of Alrosa, the world's biggest diamond miner, in relation to non-core asset sales between 2011 and 2013, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

28 Mar 2017

Syria gets 50,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in aid, none from commercial deals

CAIRO/MOSCOW Syria has received 50,000 tonnes of Russian wheat as humanitarian aid, Syrian and Russian government sources said on Tuesday.

20 Mar 2017

Turkish buyers put Russia wheat deals on hold, despite denial of ban: sources

MOSCOW/HAMBURG Turkish buyers have put purchases of Russian agricultural products - mainly wheat, maize (corn) and sunflower oil - on hold, despite denials from Ankara that it has effectively banned imports from Moscow, trade and industry sources said on Monday.

20 Mar 2017

Turkish buyers put Russia wheat deals on hold, despite denial of ban - sources

MOSCOW/HAMBURG, March 20 Turkish buyers have put purchases of Russian agricultural products - mainly wheat, maize (corn) and sunflower oil - on hold, despite denials from Ankara that it has effectively banned imports from Moscow, trade and industry sources said on Monday.

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