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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.

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Sep 22 2017

Gold price dip fails to lift demand; India's new rule dulls lustre

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Physical gold demand remained soft across Asia this week despite a downwards price correction as consumers awaited further dips in rates, while a government move to bring transparency to bullion trading kept buyers on the sidelines in India.

Sep 20 2017

Maharashtra to start cane crush Nov. 1 - govt sources

MUMBAI Millers in India's Maharashtra state will start crushing sugarcane from Nov. 1 as heavy rain over the last few days has made it difficult to bring operations forward as hoped, two government officials said on Wednesday.

Sep 20 2017

Heavy rains batter Mumbai yet again; air, rail traffic hit

MUMBAI Heavy rains battered India's financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the country's second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges.

Sep 15 2017

High gold prices keep demand in check; India discounts narrow

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Demand for physical gold in Asia remained lacklustre this week as high prices kept consumers on the sidelines while discounts in India narrowed ahead of a festival season that could reignite buying interest.

Sep 14 2017

Top cotton buyers flock to India as hurricanes hit U.S. crop

MUMBAI The world's top cotton buyers, all in Asia, are flocking to India to secure supplies after fierce storms in the United States, the biggest exporter of the fiber, affected the size and quality of the crop, dealers said.

Sep 14 2017

Malaysia palm oil prices to fall 17 pct by Nov-Dec -analyst Fry

MUMBAI, Sept 14 Benchmark Malaysian prices for crude palm oil are likely to fall nearly 17 percent from current levels by November or December as overseas appetite for the commodity falters over the winter, leading industry analyst James Fry said on Thursday.

Sep 13 2017

India's edible oil imports to fall in coming crop year: analyst

MUMBAI India's edible oil imports are set to fall in 2017/18 as a bumper crop of oilseeds are carried forward and will boost domestic edible oil production in the year ahead, a leading industry analyst and trade expert said on Wednesday.

Sep 12 2017

Pakistan struggles to export sugar surplus as global prices plunge

KARACHI/MUMBAI Pakistan's sugar industry is urging the government to reinstate export subsidies after a steep fall in global sugar prices has slowed shipments, adding to a domestic surplus just as the country prepares to harvest a record crop.

Sep 11 2017

India's soybean output may fall 22 percent on planting area cut, dry weather

LOHARI, India India's soybean production during the 2017/2018 crop year may drop 22 percent from a year ago after a reduction in the planting area and because of a prolonged dry spell in key growing regions, industry officials and farmers said.

Sep 08 2017

Gold demand hit by high prices ahead of expected festival-led buying

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Demand for physical gold in Asia could pick up in the coming weeks as India's festival season drives interest in the metal, after high prices kept buyers at bay again this week.

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