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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 16 2017

BHP eyes two-year exit from shale; also selling nickel

SYDNEY BHP Billiton said on Thursday it hopes to fully divest its troubled U.S. onshore shale business in around two years and is also seeking a buyer for its nickel business in Australia.

Nov 15 2017

Aberdeen fund '100 percent' behind Elliott's push for change at BHP

SYDNEY Global fund manager Aberdeen Standard Investments fully supports activist investor Elliott Management's push for widespread structural changes at mining giant BHP Billiton , a senior Aberdeen manager said on Wednesday. 

Nov 14 2017

Ex-Xstrata chief Davis eyed for Rio Tinto chairman's job: FT

SYDNEY Rio Tinto investors gave a mixed reaction to a report that former senior mining executive Mick Davis, now chief executive of Britain's ruling Conservative Party, was well-placed to become the Anglo-Australian miner's next chairman.

Nov 13 2017

Australia's Aurizon in talks to buy debt-saddled coal port

MELBOURNE Australian coal rail operator Aurizon Holdings said on Monday it was in talks to buy the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), which urgently needs to restructure $3 billion in debt.

Nov 02 2017

India's Adani in talks with Chinese engineering firm for Carmichael financing: sources

SYDNEY Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises is in talks with China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) for the financing of a controversial coal mine project in Australia, two sources with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday.

Oct 31 2017

Electric cars set world's nickel miners on new course

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Battery makers are increasingly turning to nickel to help power growing global electric car sales, but only half of the world's producers of the metal are likely to benefit, mining analysts and executives say.

Oct 31 2017

Rio Tinto adds alumina refineries to aluminum smelters sale: sources

SYDNEY Rio Tinto is attracting renewed interest in selling its Pacific Aluminium smelting unit by adding two alumina refineries in Australia to the portfolio, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Oct 26 2017

Australia notified China of Adani coal mine approvals in letter

SYDNEY Australian politicians told China of government approvals for a controversial A$16.5-billion ($13-billion) coal mine project being built by Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises, a panel of senators heard on Thursday.

Oct 26 2017

Australia notified China of Adani coal mine approvals in letter

SYDNEY Australian politicians told China of government approvals for a controversial A$16.5-billion ($13-billion) coal mine project being built by Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises, a panel of senators heard on Thursday.

Oct 24 2017

U.S. law firm files class suit against Rio Tinto over Mozambique coal

SYDNEY A U.S. law firm has filed a class action suit against mining giant Rio Tinto, which is facing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fraud charges stemming from an ill-fated investment in Mozambique coal mining.

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