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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

Sep 10 2018

Russia central bank seen holding rates, sending a hawkish signal: Reuters poll

MOSCOW The Russian central bank is seen holding the key rate at 7.25 percent on Friday but is widely expected to warn it could tighten monetary policy, given risks stemming from the recently crashed rouble, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.

Sep 04 2018

UPDATE 1-Russia c.bank sees reasons for holding or raising key rate on Sept. 14

MOSCOW, Sept 4 Russian central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Tuesday there were reasons for holding the key interest rate or even raising it as soon as next week in the wake of increased volatility on financial markets in Russia and abroad.

Jul 23 2018

Market confident Russia will hold rate at 7.25 percent on Friday

MOSCOW The Russia Russian central bank is seen holding the key rate at 7.25 percent on Friday after it indicated last month the government's proposal to increase value added tax has all but dashed prospects for further cuts in the coming months.

Jul 20 2018

Russian banks, pension funds buy government bonds after market sell-off

MOSCOW, July 20 Russian banks and pension funds took advantage of a sell-off in the Russian bond market, sparked in recent months by fears of sanctions and the central bank's hint that the rate-cut cycle is almost over, central bank and market representatives said.

Jun 13 2018

Bank of Russia seen holding rate on Friday, risks of cut in place: Reuters poll

MOSCOW The Russian central bank is seen holding the key rate unchanged on Friday despite inflationary pressures related to the latest round of U.S. sanctions and higher prices during the World Cup, a Reuters poll of 25 analysts showed on Wednesday.

Jun 06 2018

Russian central bank close to ending rate cuts: governor

MOSCOW Russia's central bank will soon complete its rate-cutting cycle and switch to a neutral monetary policy, although it may have to tighten again if inflationary risks increase, Governor Elvira Nabiullina said.

Jun 05 2018

Russian central bank close to ending rate cuts: governor

MOSCOW Russia's central bank will soon complete its rate-cutting cycle and switch to a neutral monetary policy, although it may have to tighten again if inflationary risks increase, Governor Elvira Nabiullina said.

Feb 16 2018

Oil output cuts and electric car influx could hit Russian economy: central bank

MOSCOW Russia's oil-dependent economy could be hit in 2018 by cuts in crude production as part of the OPEC-led supply pact, with further economic pain after the mid-2020s, the central bank said on Friday.

Jan 25 2018

Russian cenbank, senior bankers discussed sanctions last week: sources

MOSCOW Russia's central bank last week met senior Russian bankers to discuss the risk of potential new sanctions, three banking sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Jan 16 2018

Russian central bank governor Nabiullina will skip Davos

MOSCOW, Jan 16 Russia's Central Bank's Governor Elvira Nabiullina will not attend this month's World Economic Forum in Swiss town of Davos, the bank's press service said on Tuesday.

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