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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.
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MANILA, Aug 17 Chinese coke futures surged almost 4 percent to a seven-year high on Friday, adding to sharp gains in the prior session, as environmental restrictions capped supply of the steelmaking ingredient.
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MANILA, Aug 15 Chinese iron ore futures dropped for a fifth session in six on Wednesday, hitting their lowest in 1-1/2 weeks amid worries demand for the steelmaking raw material will be curbed by restrictions on steel output in the country.
MANILA, Aug 10 The Philippines' energy ministry has told oil companies to sell a cheaper but dirtier type of diesel oil to motorists to fight inflation, backing away from a two-year-old regulation that banned its use to improve air quality.
MANILA Shanghai rebar steel futures climbed almost 2 percent on Friday to near a 5-1/2-year high amid China's plans to impose industrial production curbs during winter for the second year in a row.
MANILA China's steel and iron ore futures fell on Thursday as U.S. plans to impose a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports renewed worries over an escalating trade war between the world's two biggest economies.
MANILA China's steel futures pulled back after hitting their highest level since 2013 on Wednesday as news that the United States could slap higher tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods halted a rally that pushed prices 10 percent last month.