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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 23 2018

Reduced costs of broker Beaufort's insolvency may provide relief for small mining firms

LONDON PwC halved the estimated costs of winding up British brokerage Beaufort Securities on Wednesday, potentially boosting funds for hard-pressed mining companies and other clients that are expected to shoulder the costs.

May 22 2018

Rio Tinto presses Mongolia to shore up copper investment

ULAANBAATAR/LONDON Rio Tinto on Tuesday called on the Mongolian government to honor the contracts that underpin its Oyu Tolgoi copper project and said the mining world was watching, as anxiety mounts after a series of high-profile arrests.

May 18 2018

Former Petropavlovsk CEO hopes to return after shareholder shake-up

LONDON Pavel Maslovskiy, one of the founders of Petropavlovsk, hopes to return as CEO later this year in the latest twist in a long-running battle for control at the Russian gold miner.

May 17 2018

Anglo looks to sell Peru copper stake to Japanese firms: sources

LONDON Anglo American is likely to sell up to 30 percent of its multi-billion dollar Peruvian copper project Quellaveco to Japanese entities, including Mitsubishi, which already own part of it, three sources familiar with the matter said.

May 17 2018

Anglo looks to sell Peru copper stake to Japanese firms -sources

LONDON, May 17 Anglo American is likely to sell up to 30 percent of the multi-billion dollar Peruvian copper project Quellaveco to Japanese entities, including Mitsubishi, which already own part of it, three sources familiar with the matter said.

May 16 2018

South Africa's Tharisa taps Zimbabwean chrome reserves

LONDON South Africa's Tharisa strengthened its claim as an early mover in a hoped-for Zimbabwean mining renaissance on Wednesday by buying a slice of the chrome-rich Great Dyke region.

May 16 2018

Rio Tinto CEO calls for 'United Nations of the mining world'

LONDON Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques said resource companies needed to build "the United Nations of the mining industry" to tackle rising resource nationalism and cost inflation.

May 14 2018

Russian billionaires take boardroom battle to London High Court

LONDON Russia tycoon Oleg Deripaska gave evidence in the London High Court on Monday in a case challenging the sale of shares in Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) by soccer club owner Roman Abramovich.

May 14 2018

Thor Explorations aims to lead Nigeria's new mining pack

LONDON Canada-listed junior miner Thor Explorations aims to bring Nigeria's first large-scale gold mine online in early 2020, its CEO said, as the West African country seeks to diversify its economy away from oil and gas.

May 03 2018

Glencore's Congo mining conundrum

LONDON/DAKAR Miner and commodities trader Glencore is embroiled in a legal tangle over its copper and cobalt operations in Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict and changes to regulations have deterred many mining firms.

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