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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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Metals brokers enjoy fat profits from Rusal chaos

LONDON Surging volumes and volatility in industrial metals so far this year, largely due to U.S. sanctions slapped on Russian aluminum producer Rusal, have been a major money-spinner for several brokers and banks after years of tepid market conditions.

Jun 22 2018

Gold hits 6-month low as investors sell, dollar climbs

LONDON Gold prices sank to six-month lows on Thursday as investors sold holdings in the physical market and the dollar climbed due to expectations of higher interest rates in the United States.

Jun 14 2018

After cobalt-free pledge, Panasonic to triple consumption for auto batteries: sources

LONDON Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time, industry sources said, even as the company aims to develop cobalt-free automotive batteries in the near future.

Jun 08 2018

Rusal faces more turmoil if U.S. sanctions not lifted by late August: sources

MOSCOW Rusal's exports and finances will take another hit if Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is unable to persuade Washington to lift sanctions on the aluminum producer by late August, three industry sources said.

May 24 2018

Jet engines help power cobalt to 10-year highs

LONDON The spotlight in the cobalt market has been fixed on electric vehicles but shrinking supply and robust demand from traditional sectors such as jet engine makers are helping fuel a price rally that shows no signs of fading.

May 24 2018

Exclusive: Rusal resumes shipments of aluminum to some customers

LONDON United Company Rusal resumed shipping aluminum to some customers last week following an extension of the deadline for companies to wind down contracts with the Russian firm under U.S. sanctions, sources said.

May 23 2018

EXCLUSIVE -Rusal resumes shipments of aluminium to some customers

LONDON, May 23 United Company Rusal resumed shipping aluminium to some customers last week following an extension of the deadline for companies to wind down contracts with the Russian firm under U.S. sanctions, sources said.

May 14 2018

Gold firms as dollar retreats from 2018 peak

LONDON Gold prices edged higher on Monday as the dollar retreated from a 2018 peak after subdued U.S. inflation data last week highlighted the prospect of fewer U.S. interest rate increases than previously expected this year.

May 11 2018

Glencore and Rusal ask LME to lift suspension on Rusal's aluminum

LONDON Glencore and United Company Rusal have asked the London Metal Exchange to temporarily lift its suspension on Rusal's aluminum after an extension of the deadline for companies to wind down contracts with the Russian firm under U.S. sanctions, sources said.

May 02 2018

Gold extends gains as dollar weakens after dovish Fed remarks

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices extended gains on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve's dovish remarks weakened the dollar against a basket of currencies, yet bullion remained vulnerable to a possible rising greenback and weak investment demand.

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