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Manolo Serapio Jr

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

Jun 14 2018

China steel output jumps to record despite smog campaign

BEIJING/MANILA China's steel output surged to a record in May as mills ramped up production to chase fat profit margins, with a strong outlook for demand likely to keep mills running at nearly full capacity for the rest of the year.

Jun 08 2018

Auf nach Afrika - Chinas Stahlbranche sucht neue Märkte

Manila/Peking Chinesische Stahlhersteller strecken wegen des Zollstreits mit den USA ihre Fühler nach Afrika und Südamerika aus.

Jun 08 2018

Shanghai steel slips from six-month top, but losses capped

MANILA Shanghai rebar futures pulled back on Friday, a day after hitting a six-month high, although worries over tighter supply in China at a time when demand remains firm kept losses in check.

Jun 06 2018

Out of Asia: China steel exporters chase new buyers in Africa, South America

MANILA/BEIJING Chinese steelmakers are seeking new export destinations in Africa and South America as shipments to their biggest overseas buyers in Southeast Asia fall by double digits, with new U.S. trade actions threatening to kill off some markets entirely.

May 22 2018

In power hungry Philippines, some advocate a nuclear revival

MORONG, Philippines/MANILA Filipino Wilfredo Torres was hired as a technician for Southeast Asia's only nuclear power plant in the 1980s, but has spent the past decade giving guided tours at the never-used facility.

May 04 2018

China vows to open up more futures markets as iron ore goes international

DALIAN/MANILA China plans to open more of its futures contracts to foreign investors, a senior official said on Friday, as Beijing launched its "internationalised" iron ore contract, part of a bid to boost its sway over pricing of major commodity imports.

May 03 2018

China opens iron ore market to the world in pricing, image push

MANILA/BEIJING China opens trade in Dalian iron ore futures to foreign investors from Friday, aiming to boost its pricing clout for one of its top imports and hoping traders will take a market notorious for retail speculators more seriously.

Apr 23 2018

Exclusive: After crackdown, Philippines plans fresh mining curbs

MANILA The Philippines is planning to limit the amount of land that miners can develop at any one time to boost environmental rehabilitation, a move that miners say may cut output of nickel ore in last year's top supplier to China.

Apr 11 2018

China iron ore retreats amid worries over steel margins

MANILA Iron ore futures in China shook off early gains to end lower on Wednesday, reflecting worries over slipping steel margins this year amid leaner demand in the world's top consumer.

Apr 10 2018

ADB sees Asia's 2018 growth at 6 percent, but warns of trade risks

MANILA The Asian Development Bank raised its 2018 economic growth estimate for developing Asia to 6.0 percent from 5.8 percent, citing solid export demand, but said U.S. protectionist measures and any retaliation against them could undermine trade.

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