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Andrey Ostroukh

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

May 17 2018

Russian bank VTB makes record profit in first quarter

MOSCOW VTB almost doubled net profits in the first quarter of 2018 to a record 55.5 billion rubles ($897.59 million) and forecast higher profits for this year as a whole, Russia's second-biggest bank said on Thursday.

May 11 2018

Russia eyes budget surplus for first time since 2011

MOSCOW Russia is on track to run a budget surplus this year for the first time since 2011, thanks to unexpectedly high oil prices, a draft budget law shows.

May 08 2018

Russian car sales soar in April as buyers try to beat price hikes

MOSCOW New car sales in Russia jumped 17.6 percent in April from the same month a year before, as consumers anticipating that rouble weakness will push up prices hastened purchases, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) lobby group said on Tuesday.

Apr 28 2018

Sanctions to limit room for Russia's rate cuts, economic growth

MOSCOW The latest round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow will limit scope for rate cuts in Russia as well as room for economic recovery, a Reuters monthly poll of 23 analysts and economists suggested.

Apr 27 2018

UPDATE 1-Russia pauses rate cuts after U.S. sanctions spur inflation risks

MOSCOW, April 27 The Russian central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged on Friday, putting its rate-cutting cycle on hold in response to new U.S. sanctions and indicated there was less room for further rate cuts.

Apr 18 2018

Russian market sell-off to push up inflation, cap economic recovery

MOSCOW A sell-off in Russian markets triggered by the latest round of U.S. sanctions may drive up inflation and cap an economic recovery this year, but the overall impact is expected to be limited for now.

Apr 14 2018

Russia calls for U.N. meeting on Syria, mulls supplies of S-300 systems

MOSCOW Russia on Saturday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following U.S.-led strikes.

Apr 14 2018

Russia calls for UN meeting on Syria, mulls supplies of S-300 systems

MOSCOW Russia on Saturday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following U.S.-led strikes.

Apr 13 2018

Russia to ban Telegram messenger over encryption dispute

MOSCOW A Russian court on Friday ordered that access to the Telegram messenger service be blocked in Russia, heralding possible communication disruption for millions of users in the latest clash between global technology firms and Russian authorities.

Apr 12 2018

Sanctions-hit Russian tycoons may have lost $7.5 billion

MOSCOW/LONDON Three Russian tycoons targeted by a new list of U.S. sanctions may have lost a combined $7.5 billion since the list was announced, according to Reuters calculations based on price moves in the listed companies the three co-own. | Video

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