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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

Oct 10 2017

LME poised to join electric car revolution with cobalt sulphate contract

LONDON The London Metal Exchange's new cobalt contract is likely to be for a chemical compound vital for the manufacture of the batteries used in the fast-growing electric vehicle sector, its chief executive Matt Chamberlain told Reuters on Tuesday.

Oct 06 2017

Electric cars prompt consultants CRU to explore cobalt sulphate index

LONDON Metals consultancy CRU Group wants to create a price mechanism for cobalt sulphate, in response to increasing demand for the compound used in making rechargeable batteries that power electric cars.

Sep 25 2017

VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars

LONDON Germany's Volkswagen is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars.

Sep 22 2017

Exclusive: VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars

LONDON Germany's Volkswagen is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars.

Sep 21 2017

Hedge funds bet on bright future for metals

(This September 18 story was corrected to read S&P Global Market Intelligence, paragraph 6)

Sep 19 2017

Nickel falls toward 1-month lows on fund selling

LONDON Nickel prices fell on Tuesday toward the one-month lows hit last week as funds took profits, but concern about supplies from the Philippines and healthy demand, particularly from Chinese stainless steel mills, are expected to lend support.

Sep 18 2017

Korean tensions cause tremors in metals as copper price slides

LONDON Escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula are rippling through to metals markets as some banks back away from exposure to large amounts of copper in South Korea, metal industry sources said.

Sep 07 2017

LME to slash some fees to win back volumes as rivals circle

LONDON The London Metal Exchange sought on Thursday to win back trading volumes by proposing a cut in fees for trades crucial to its physical user base as rivals gear up to offer alternatives.

Sep 06 2017

Gold eases from one-year high on U.S. debt ceiling deal

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices fell on Wednesday from the one-year high hit in the previous session as concerns over a potential U.S. government shutdown eased and the dollar rose against the safe-haven yen.

Sep 05 2017

Investors pile into gold as Korean tensions escalate

LONDON Gold prices jumped to their highest in nearly a year on Monday as escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States and a weaker dollar persuaded investors to take refuge in assets perceived to be safe.

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