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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

Nov 20 2017

Russia miner Nornickel sees capex rising by 2019-2020

LONDON/MOSCOW Russia's Norilsk Nickel plans to increase capital expenditure to an average of $2.3 billion to $2.5 billion a year in 2019 and 2020 from about $2 billion in 2018 due to an environmental project and infrastructure modernization, it said on Monday.

Nov 20 2017

Norilsk Nickel to increase 2017 palladium purchases

LONDON Russia's Norilsk Nickel, the world's top palladium producer, said it plans to boost purchases of palladium for its fund from Russian central bank reserves to help ease shortages in the market.

Nov 17 2017

Gold gains as dollar dips on uncertainty over Trump tax bill

LONDON Gold rose on Friday as the dollar softened on uncertainty about the progress of what would be the biggest overhaul of U.S. taxes since the 1980s.

Nov 14 2017

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

Nov 09 2017

Gold rises on weak dollar; palladium dips from 16-year high

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold was higher on Thursday as a weaker dollar pushed prices during the session to a three-week high for the second time in successive days, while palladium dipped but stayed close to 16-year peak hit during the session.

Nov 08 2017

Analysts temper metals price forecasts after 2017's EV-inspired rally

LONDON Resurgent industrial metals prices, powered by enthusiasm for the electric vehicle (EV) revolution and a Chinese pollution crackdown are starting to look overcooked - raising the risk of a correction next year, a Reuters poll showed.

Oct 30 2017

London Metal Exchange in talks with online platforms

LONDON The London Metal Exchange (LME), which has lost volumes to over-the-counter trading, is looking at forging alliances with online platforms for industrial metals to recoup profits from the growing OTC business, its CEO said.

Oct 24 2017

Gold slips on nerves ahead of Fed chair decision

LONDON Gold dipped on Tuesday as investors nervously awaited news on the new head of the U.S. central bank while strong share markets and a calmer geopolitical environment sapped safe-haven demand.

Oct 23 2017

Hedge fund Red Kite sues Barclays for $850 million over copper trading losses

LONDON Hedge fund Red Kite has filed a lawsuit against Barclays Plc, alleging the bank manipulated the copper market to its advantage, causing the hedge fund to lose $850 million.

Oct 19 2017

Alumina shortages to increase as Chinese crackdown bites

LONDON Shortages of alumina, the raw material for producing aluminum, may become more severe in the coming months as an environmental crackdown in China is due to shut capacity, forcing smelters to scramble for supplies and pushing up prices.

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