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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

Jun 21 2018

Commentary: Zinc rally over? Bears think so but spreads bite back

After hitting a 10-year high of $3,595.50 per tonne in February, the London Metal Exchange (LME) price has been sliding ever since.

Jun 06 2018

Commentary: Tesla leads electric vehicle race to cut cobalt dependency

LONDON If Elon Musk had his way, there would be no cobalt in any of the batteries powering the next generation of Tesla.

Jun 01 2018

Commentary: U.S. aluminium tariffs; collateral damage and a missed target

As of today the United States will impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU).

May 24 2018

Commentary: What are "critical" minerals and what is the US going to do about them?

LONDON NioCorp Developments, which is in the process of raising financing for a minerals project in Nebraska, has just seen its Toronto-listed shares surge from C$0.52 to $0.70 in the space of two days thanks to the U.S. government.

May 22 2018

Commentary: Why is China's aluminium output so hard to count

LONDON China is the world's dominant producer of aluminium, having ramped up production to more than half of global output, from less than a quarter at the turn of the century.

May 21 2018

Commentary: Nickel's star performance underpinned by old and new drivers

LONDON Nickel is turning out to be the star performer of the major industrial metals so far this year.

May 17 2018

Commentary: Sanctions stresses still bubbling in aluminium market

LONDON The initial sanctions shockwaves may have passed but the aluminium market is still structurally stressed by the U.S. Treasury's action against Oleg Deripaska and his Rusal aluminium empire.

May 15 2018

Commentary: Copper scrap a key battleground in China's war on waste

LONDON China's self-declared war on "foreign garbage" has come to America.

May 02 2018

Commentary: Sanctions turmoil exposes alumina pricing fragility

LONDON A semblance of normality has returned to the aluminium market after three weeks of turmoil caused by the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and his Rusal empire.

Apr 30 2018

Commentary: China's metals trade is facing a year of upheaval

LONDON China's trade in industrial metals looks set for significant upheaval this year as the country adapts to fast-evolving supply chains.

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