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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

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 16 2018

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

ASTANA/LONDON Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil. | Video

Mar 16 2018

Briten machen Putin für Gift-Anschlag verantwortlich

Moskau/London Großbritannien macht den russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin persönlich für den Gift-Anschlag auf einen Ex-Agenten verantwortlich.

Feb 05 2018

Exclusive: Kazakhtelecom bid values Kcell at around $600 million - sources

ALMATY Kazakhtelecom has made a bid to buy Swedish telecoms company Telia's stake in mobile operator Kcell valuing it at around $600 million, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

Jan 18 2018

Kazakh tycoon wants Petropavlovsk ex-CEO back, sees M&A opportunities

ALMATY Kazakh businessman Kenges Rakishev, having bought a large stake in Petropavlovsk last month, says he wants to see Pavel Maslovskiy reinstated as chief executive of the Russian mid-sized gold producer.

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.

Dec 14 2017

Central Asia yet to adjust to cheaper oil: World Bank

Countries across energy-rich Central Asia are a long way from readjusting to lower oil prices and will need to carry out large-scale reforms to regain competitiveness, a senior World Bank economist told Reuters in an interview.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

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