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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LONDON Gold prices rose for a second session on Thursday, lifted by a weaker dollar, worries about renewed trade tensions and volatile emerging markets.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices rose slightly on Friday as the U.S. dollar backed off its highs, initially rising after U.S. jobs data was weaker than expected. However the data was still strong enough to support the case for more interest rate increases.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices gained on Thursday, one day after the U.S. central bank reassured investors that increases to interest rates would be gradual and as the U.S. dollar softened, with geopolitical uncertainties also providing support.
LONDON Aluminum market deficits are set to deepen, but the market is likely to rebalance once the dust settles after U.S. sanctions on Russian producer Rusal, leaving prices little changed, a Reuters poll showed.
LONDON Gold edged higher on Friday but is likely to revisit five-week lows after the prospect of a Korean denuclearisation deal eroded bullion's safe-haven appeal.
LONDON Iran is finalizing about 2 billion euros of investment from Europe in copper and steel projects despite threatened new U.S. sanctions, a government official said on Wednesday.
LONDON Iran is on track to launch a new aluminum smelter early next year that would boost the country's output by 70 percent, making it self-sufficient in the metal by taking advantage of rich natural gas reserves.
LONDON A U.S. aluminum trade group said U.S. manufacturers rely on foreign metal and called on the U.S. government to avoid quotas on nations exempted from tariffs on aluminum imports.
LONDON Gold prices dipped on Thursday, breaking a string of gains for four successive sessions, in response to a decline in global political tensions.
LONDON/MOSCOW Russia's Rusal may be forced to divest most of its portfolio of overseas operations if the aluminum giant cannot restructure them to evade U.S. sanctions and ensure a flow of raw materials.