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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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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.

Mar 15 2018

Philippine minister seeks one-year closure of holiday island for clean-up

MANILA The Philippine environment minister has recommended the closure of the country's most famous holiday island, Boracay, for up to a year to clean it up, a month after President Rodrigo Duterte called it a "cesspool".

Mar 09 2018

China steel hits 3-1/2-month low after Trump's tariffs, iron ore down 5 percent

MANILA Chinese steel futures slumped to their weakest since November on Friday after steel and metals associations in China called on Beijing to retaliate against the United States for slapping hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Mar 02 2018

Asia may face steel, aluminum glut with Trump's tariff plan

MANILA/MELBOURNE U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to slap hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will likely make Southeast Asia the new hunting ground for global exporters seeking buyers, creating a glut that could depress prices and prompt some producers to close.

Mar 02 2018

Asia may face steel, aluminium glut with Trump's tariff plan

MANILA/MELBOURNE U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to slap hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports will likely make Southeast Asia the new hunting ground for global exporters seeking buyers, creating a glut that could depress prices and prompt some producers to close.

Feb 21 2018

Maximizing returns: Chinese steel mills to ramp up output before curbs bite again

MANILA/SHANGHAI China's steel producers are eager to unleash their mills' capacity when this winter's output curbs end next month, hoping for a repeat of last year's record profits based on high margins and less competition as outdated plants were closed.

Feb 20 2018

Maximising returns: Chinese mills to ramp up output before curbs bite again

MANILA/SHANGHAI, Feb 21 China's steel producers are eager to unleash their mills' capacity when this winter's output curbs end next month, hoping for a repeat of last year's record profits based on high margins and less competition as outdated plants were closed.

Feb 20 2018

Energy World to kick off Philippines LNG terminal, plans another

MANILA Australia-listed Energy World Corp expects to start up a gas-fired power plant in the Philippines by end-2018, its chief executive said, fed by the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports.

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