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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 17 2018

Kazakhstan presses ahead with plans for IPO of state oil firm -sources

LONDON/MOSCOW/ALMATY, Sept 17 The government of Kazakhstan has invited international investment banks to pitch for roles in listing the state oil company KazMunayGaz (KMG) in London, five sources familiar with the matter said.

Aug 29 2018

Liquidity drops at two large Kazakh banks in second quarter

ALMATY, Aug 29 Two Kazakh banks, including the central Asian nation's No.2 lender by assets, have posted sharp drops in liquid assets in the second quarter, an analysis of official data showed, though the central bank said they were meeting regulatory requirements.

Jul 21 2018

Thousands mourn Kazakh skating Olympic medalist Denis Ten

ALMATY Thousands of mourners packed into a sports hall to remember Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten on Saturday, two days after he was stabbed to death in the street in Almaty.

Jul 03 2018

KazMunayGaz deal to sell stake in Romanian arm to China's CEFC falls apart: sources

BEIJING/ALMATY The deal by Kazakh state energy firm KazMunayGaz to sell 51 percent of its Romanian business to Chinese energy giant CEFC has fallen apart, three sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

May 17 2018

Kazakhstan's new financial hub seeks IPO monopoly

ASTANA Kazakhstan's new foreign investment hub the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) has asked the government for exclusive rights to public offerings of some of the country's most prized assets due to be sold later this year.

Mar 22 2018

World's biggest metals factory gives Kazakh town a life of its own

AKSU, Kazakhstan On the surface, the Kazakh town of Aksu looks like a Communist stereotype. Its metals factory is the biggest in the world and for generations it has provided residents with employment, healthcare, education and leisure.

Mar 13 2018

Kazakhstan offers stake in state oil firm to Shell: sources

ASTANA Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund has offered Royal Dutch Shell the chance to buy a significant minority stake in national oil company KazMunayGaz (KMG) to make its planned flotation more attractive to foreign investors, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

Mar 01 2018

Miner ERG to more than double aluminum output by 2021

PAVLODAR, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan-focused miner Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) plans to more than double aluminum output within three years, easing its dependence on alumina sales to Russia's Rusal, as part of a $5 billion spending plan, company executives told Reuters.

Dec 21 2017

BNY Mellon freezes $22.6 billion in Kazakh oil fund assets

ALMATY/LONDON Bank of New York Mellon has frozen $22.6 billion in assets held by Kazakhstan's National Fund in a rare move that escalates a legal battle between the government and a Moldovan investor.

Nov 27 2017

Uzbekistan opens the door, a crack

TASHKENT/ALMATY Sensing change in his native Uzbekistan, Hikmat Abdurahmonov plans to build a 10-storey office block and open a consultancy firm oriented toward foreign trade. In neighboring Kazakhstan, banker Umut Shayakhmetova is considering an Uzbek subsidiary.

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