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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

China's copper smelters insist no concentrate deficit after surprise Shanghai meeting

(This November 15 story corrects ninth paragraph to show that TCRC deals referred to were miner to trading house, not to Chinese smelters.)

Nov 07 2017

Anglo American considers bid for Louis Dreyfus metals unit: sources

MELBOURNE/LONDON Mining giant Anglo American is among several companies interested in buying commodity trader Louis Dreyfus's [AKIRAU.UL] metals business, three trading and banking sources told Reuters.

Nov 01 2017

Iran seeks $50 billion in mining investment for five-year plan - deputy minister

MELBOURNE Iran is seeking $50 billion in investment for its mining industries out to 2022 and has signed agreements with several European and Asian banks in the past few months, the country's deputy mining minister said on Wednesday.

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 24 2017

Chinese coal miner piles on bullish copper bets, fuelling rally: source

BEIJING/MELBOURNE A private coal mining industry investor in Shanxi province is the main actor behind a dramatic increase in bullish bets in Chinese copper futures, a person familiar with the matter said, driving a futures brokerage to a nearly $3 billion position that has fueled a surge in prices to 4-1/2-year highs.

Oct 17 2017

China's winter cuts heat up aluminum market

BEIJING The Chinese government's campaign to reduce smog pollution and whittle down excess production is set to take around a tenth of its aluminum smelting capacity out of the market by the year-end, potentially adding fuel to a months-long price rally.

Sep 26 2017

Blockchain booster: Singapore eyes commodity fintech firms

SINGAPORE Singapore is aiming to position itself as a hub for blockchain development in commodity trading, with start-ups looking to boost access to trade finance and eliminate the opportunity for fraud.

Sep 24 2017

RPT-Banks trimming credit lines for some traders storing metal in S. Korea -sources

MELBOURNE, Sept 22 Some banks have begun to pare back credit lines to smaller trading companies holding industrial metals in South Korea amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile program, two industry sources said this week.

Sep 22 2017

Banks trimming credit lines for some traders storing metal in S. Korea -sources

MELBOURNE, Sept 22 Some banks have begun to pare back credit lines to smaller trading companies holding industrial metals in South Korea amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile program, two industry sources said this week.

Sep 22 2017

Australia okays use of China drones in non-classifed operations

MELBOURNE The Australian government has resumed the use of Chinese-built drones in non-classifed situations, the country's defense minister said on Thursday.

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