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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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Mongolia's presidential election forced into a second round

ULAANBAATAR No candidate has won an outright victory in Mongolia's presidential election meaning the first ever run-off between two leading candidates will be held next month, the General Election Committee said on Tuesday.

Jun 26 2017

Mongolia economy, graft in spotlight as voters elect president

ULAANBAATAR Mongolians cast their votes on Monday in a presidential election seen as a referendum on the government's economic recovery plans and China's role in the country, but some disgruntled voters left their ballot papers blank in protest.

Jun 24 2017

Mongolians fret over China investment as they prepare to vote

TSOGTTSETSII, Mongolia A few miles from Mongolia's giant Tavan Tolgoi mine, about 2,000 trucks a day set off across the Gobi desert, delivering coal to China on a road so narrow and ridden with pot holes it has become an accident black spot.

Jun 20 2017

Rio Tinto starts new exploration in Mongolia's Gobi desert

ULAANBAATAR, June 20 Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto has started new exploration work in Mongolia's Gobi desert after a gap of around five years, in a sign that Mongolia is having some success at bringing back foreign investors.

Jun 08 2017

Mongolia presidential hopeful urges more state control in mining

ULAANBAATAR A leading candidate for Mongolia's presidency has called for greater state control of projects like the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine run by Rio Tinto, making mining and foreign investment central issues in the election campaign.

Jun 08 2017

Mongolia presidential hopeful urges more state control in mining

ULAANBAATAR, June 8 A leading candidate for Mongolia's presidency has called for greater state control of projects like the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine run by Rio Tinto, making mining and foreign investment central issues in the election campaign.

May 25 2017

IMF approves $5.5 billion bailout package for Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday it approved a total financial package worth around $5.5 billion (4.2 billion pounds) to help support cash-strapped Mongolia's efforts to diversify its small and resource-dependent economy.

May 16 2017

Mongolia says it grows 4.2 pct y/y in Q1, lifted by higher coal prices

ULAANBAATAR, May 16 Mongolia's economy, which grew only 1 percent in 2016, expanded 4.2 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, buoyed by the coal sector's turnaround, government data showed on Tuesday.

Apr 05 2017

Mongolian exchange faces axe from FTSE Russell frontier watchlist

ULAANBAATAR, April 5 Mongolia's Stock Exchange warned it may be cut from the watchlist of candidates for the FTSE Russell frontier markets index unless it meets regulatory standards by August.

Feb 19 2017

Mongolia agrees $5.5 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others

ULAANBAATAR Mongolia has agreed with the International Monetary Fund and other partners for a $5.5 billion (£4.4 billion) economic stabilization package, according to a statement from the IMF on Sunday.

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