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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

Apr 25 2018

Louis Dreyfus to deepen sugar trading in Africa

GENEVA Louis Dreyfus Company, one of the world's largest agricultural commodity players, is bolstering sugar trading in Africa as it contends with heightened competition and depressed prices, a senior company official said.

Apr 25 2018

Shipping's Baltic Exchange turns to grains, gas and even air freight

LONDON The Baltic Exchange, owned by Singapore Exchange, plans to launch new indexes for grains, gas and potentially air freight in its biggest shake-up for more than a decade, according to executives and two sources familiar with the matter.

Apr 24 2018

Recovery in sugar prices likely only around 2020: Alvean CEO

GENEVA Sugar prices will only start to recover towards 2020 as a global glut of stocks will continue to weigh, the chief executive of the world's largest sugar trader Alvean said on Tuesday.

Apr 13 2018

U.N. shipping agency reaches deal to cut CO2 emissions

LONDON The United Nations shipping agency reached an agreement on Friday to cut carbon emissions, following years of slow progress.

Apr 09 2018

U.N. shipping agency under pressure to tackle growing CO2 emissions

LONDON The United Nations' shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan to cut carbon emissions from the sector, following years of slow progress, but the strategy could fall well short of what is required to limit global warming.

Apr 09 2018

PREVIEW-U.N. shipping agency under pressure to tackle growing CO2 emissions

LONDON, April 9 The United Nations' shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan to cut carbon emissions from the sector, following years of slow progress, but the strategy could fall well short of what is required to limit global warming.

Mar 29 2018

Pressure builds on Bunge with struggle to give up sugar

LONDON Bunge is struggling to sell its sugar trading operations, according to two sources familiar with the matter, frustrating the 200-year-old agricultural merchant's strategy of slimming down to focus on core areas and improve profitability.

Mar 28 2018

German tax office examining ADM over legacy trading earnings

Hamburg's tax office is examining the German activities of U.S. agricultural merchant Archer Daniels Midland over a five-year period in what the company called a routine audit, although sources said ADM could face unforeseen liabilities.

Mar 08 2018

U.S. fund manager Breakwave to launch first ETF for shipping futures

LONDON U.S.-based fund manager Breakwave Advisors is launching the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) focusing on freight futures, reflecting growing investor interest in shipping as it emerges from a near-decade long crisis, a regulatory filing showed.

Feb 22 2018

British ship insurer Steamship opts for Dutch hub as Brexit hedge

LONDON British ship insurer Steamship Mutual plans to set up a new Dutch subsidiary to ensure continued access to trade in the European Union in case Britain loses single market access.

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