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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

Aug 16 2018

Rouble tries to recover, sell-off wave hits OFZ bonds

MOSCOW The Russian rouble regained ground on Thursday after another sell-off, but lingering concern about U.S. sanctions sent government bonds to their lowest since late 2016.

Aug 14 2018

Russia backs non-dollar trade with Turkey, no promise of help amid lira crisis

ANKARA Russia backs using national currencies, not the U.S. dollar, in its trade with Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, but he made no firm commitments that would immediately help Ankara to weather its currency crisis.

Aug 14 2018

Russia backs non-dollar trade with Turkey, no promise of help amid lira crisis

ANKARA Russia backs using national currencies, not the U.S. dollar, in its trade with Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, but he made no firm commitments that would immediately help Ankara to weather its currency crisis.

Aug 12 2018

Russia says will ditch U.S. securities amid sanctions: RIA

MOSCOW Russia will further decrease its holdings of U.S. securities in response to new sanctions against Moscow but has no plans to shut down U.S. companies in Russia, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on state TV on Sunday, RIA news agency reported.

Aug 10 2018

Russia not expected to stand up for tanking rouble amid sanctions

MOSCOW A threat of more U.S. sanctions has sent the rouble tumbling to its weakest since mid-2016 but authorities are not expected to leap the currency's defense after weathering a similar storm in April, analysts said.

Aug 10 2018

Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic war

MOSCOW Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a "declaration of economic war" and would retaliate, as new sanctions took their toll on the ruble and U.S. lawmakers threatened more. | Video

Aug 10 2018

Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic war

MOSCOW Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a "declaration of economic war" and would retaliate, as new sanctions took their toll on the rouble and U.S. lawmakers threatened more.

Aug 10 2018

Rouble, caught in 'perfect storm', sinks to lowest since mid-2016

MOSCOW The Russian rouble sank to its lowest level since early June 2016 on Friday, battered by concerns over the impact of new U.S. sanctions, falling oil prices and a broadly stronger dollar.

Aug 09 2018

Russian market pares losses under threat of new sanctions

MOSCOW Russian authorities played down the importance of new U.S. sanctions, saying they have tools to maintain financial stability, after a new round of U.S. penalties sent the rouble plunging to a two-year low.

Aug 09 2018

Russian market pares losses under threat of new sanctions

MOSCOW Russian authorities played down the importance of new U.S. sanctions, saying they have tools to maintain financial stability, after a new round of U.S. penalties sent the rouble plunging to a two-year low. | Video

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