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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

Oct 06 2017

Saudi hopes for consensus on future of global oil deal before November OPEC meet

MOSCOW Saudi Arabia hopes to reach a consensus with Russia and other major oil producers on the future of a global deal to cut oil output before an OPEC meeting in November, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Friday.

Oct 05 2017

Russia, Saudi Arabia cement new friendship with king's visit

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia's King Salman for talks at the Kremlin on Thursday, cementing a relationship that is pivotal for world oil prices and could decide the outcome of the conflict in Syria.

Oct 05 2017

Saudi says 'flexible' on Russian idea to extend oil cuts to end-2018

MOSCOW Saudi Arabia made no firm pledge on Thursday to extend a deal between OPEC, Russia and other producers on cutting supplies but said it was "flexible" regarding Moscow's suggestion to prolong the pact until the end of 2018.

Oct 05 2017

Saudi Aramco IPO on track for 2018: officials

MOSCOW A plan to list Saudi Aramco in 2018 is on track, senior Saudi officials said in Moscow on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia gears up to sign a string of investment agreements with Russia.

Oct 04 2017

Putin says oil cuts with OPEC could last to end of 2018

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a deal between OPEC and rival oil producers to reduce production could be extended to the end of 2018, a longer timeframe than others have suggested, in a bid to curb a supply glut.

Oct 02 2017

Inflationary expectations in Russia require restraint: Central Bank's Yudayeva

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.

Sep 28 2017

Central bank purge deepens doubts over Russia's 'pocket bank' phenomenon

MOSCOW The failure of two big Russian lenders within a month has cast doubt on how much longer a phenomenon of the post-Soviet financial system, the "pocket bank", can last.

Sep 27 2017

Saudi Arabia to sign deals with Russia during visit - sources

MOSCOW/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is expected to sign several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Russian companies during a state visit to Moscow next week, industry sources said on Wednesday.

Sep 27 2017

Saudi Arabia to sign deals with Russia during visit - sources

MOSCOW/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Sept 27 Saudi Arabia is expected to sign several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Russian companies during a state visit to Moscow next week, industry sources said on Wednesday.

Sep 21 2017

Bank bailout hits Russia as B&N asks central bank for aid

MOSCOW Russia's B&N Bank, the country's 12th biggest lender by assets, has sought a bailout from the central bank, just three weeks after another leading Russian bank had to be rescued.

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