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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

Feb 19 2018

Russia set for rating review by S&P, Fitch, upgrade in prospect

MOSCOW Russia may get a long-awaited upgrade to its sovereign ratings this week when international rating agencies are expected to consider a diminished risk of new sanctions and improved economic fundamentals, analysts and officials said.

Feb 13 2018

Lower defense output saw Russia undershoot GDP target in 2017

MOSCOW A drop in Russian defense sector spending contributed to a surprise slump in the economy at the end of 2017, analysts and officials said, which has dampened an economic recovery in the countdown to a March presidential election.

Feb 13 2018

Lower defence output saw Russia undershoot GDP target in 2017

MOSCOW A drop in Russian defence sector spending contributed to a surprise slump in the economy at the end of 2017, analysts and officials said, which has dampened an expected economic recovery before the March presidential election.

Jan 31 2018

Russia seen cutting key rate in February, boosting consumer demand in election year: Reuters poll

MOSCOW Russia's historically low inflation will allow the central bank to cut interest rates in the near future, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, boosting consumer demand in a presidential election year.

Jan 30 2018

Russian stocks, rouble shrug off U.S. "oligarchs' list"

MOSCOW Russian assets showed little reaction to Tuesday's release of a U.S. report naming major Russian businessmen among a list of people close to President Vladimir Putin, with stocks and the rouble both firmer by afternoon trade.

Jan 30 2018

Russia can withstand new sanctions, rating may be upgraded: Moody's

MOSCOW Russia's economy has gained enough resilience to withstand new Western sanctions and the country's sovereign rating may be upgraded by the end of the year, Kristin Lindow, a senior vice president at Moody's Investor Service, said in an interview.

Jan 30 2018

Russia can withstand new sanctions, rating may be upgraded - Moody's

MOSCOW Russia's economy has gained enough resilience to withstand new Western sanctions and the country's sovereign rating may be upgraded by the end of the year, Kristin Lindow, a senior vice president at Moody's Investor Service, said in an interview.

Jan 16 2018

World Bank urges Russia to spend more on healthcare, education

MOSCOW Russia's new government after its March presidential election should invest more in education and healthcare to help spur economic growth, the World Bank's chief executive officer said on Tuesday.

Jan 14 2018

U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat

MOSCOW Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix "disastrous flaws" in a deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program. | Video

Dec 15 2017

Russian central bank, in surprise move, chops interest rate

MOSCOW The Russian central bank delivered a sharper-than-expected rate cut on Friday, a move that could help give consumers a feel-good factor months before the March presidential election which incumbent Vladimir Putin is expected to win.

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