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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 20 2017

Gold falls on pressure from stronger dollar, rate hikes in focus

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold fell more than 1 percent on Monday, giving up the prior session's gains on pressure from the rising dollar, expectations for U.S. interest rate hikes and as the market entered a holiday week.

Oct 29 2017

Fees on OTC trade that use LME prices could be postponed

LONDON The London Metal Exchange could defer its plans to charge fees on over-the counter contracts that reference LME prices because many of its members are on deadlines to get their systems ready for new European Union rules.

Oct 27 2017

LME fee cuts aim to lure back volumes, but at what cost?

LONDON Attempts by the London Metal Exchange to claw back lost trading volumes with fee cuts could cost up to 15 percent of its revenues over 12 months if those volumes do not materialise, metal industry sources say.

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.

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