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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

May 18 2018

Electric vehicle rush fuels optimism at LME Asia Week

HONG KONG Rising demand for battery materials cobalt and lithium infused some optimism into an otherwise cautious London Metal Exchange (LME) Asia Week, amid a backdrop of slowing growth in China and escalating trade tensions between it and the United States.

May 18 2018

Metals traders weigh their options as Shanghai trials new copper contract

HONG KONG The latest step in China's push to develop its commodities derivatives market gets under way on Monday as the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) launches a month-long test of a much-anticipated copper options contract.

May 08 2018

China April aluminum, steel exports rise, defying U.S. tariffs

BEIJING China's aluminum exports inched higher and steel shipments jumped in April, customs data showed on Tuesday, as U.S. import tariffs failed to dent overseas shipments from the world's biggest producer of the two metals.

May 03 2018

Trump praises China's Xi as trade talks begin in Beijing

BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday praised his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping as officials from the world's two largest economies began trade talks in Beijing, while state media said China would stand up to U.S. bullying. | Video

Apr 27 2018

Up to 500,000 tonnes of alumina being exported from China as Rusal crisis bites

LONDON/BEIJING Multiple shipments of alumina are being exported from China, with major suppliers agreeing deals of up to 500,000 tonnes, in a rare move prompted by supply problems after U.S. sanctions on Russian producer Rusal .

Apr 23 2018

Chalco first quarter profits fall 19.4 percent on lower aluminum prices

BEIJING Aluminum Corp of China Ltd , known as Chalco, said on Monday that first-quarter net profits fell by 19.4 percent from a year ago due to lower aluminum prices but one-off gains helped it avoid a much worse result.

Apr 18 2018

BHP Billiton to produce nickel sulphate next year, eyeing cobalt on battery boom

SHANGHAI BHP Billiton is expanding its business as a supplier of battery minerals at its nickel refinery in Western Australia, planning to start producing nickel sulphate next year and looking at cobalt output as well, a company executive said.

Apr 13 2018

CMOC Intl CEO Madhavpeddi leaves mining giant

LONDON/HONG KONG, April 13 China Molybdenum International (CMOC) Chief Executive Kalidas Madhavpeddi has left the company and the parent group's Executive Chairman Chaochun Li has replaced him as acting CEO.

Apr 04 2018

China aluminum stocks fall for first time since June: ShFE data

BEIJING Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) aluminum stocks have fallen for the first time in more than nine months, giving the market faint hopes of a drawdown on record inventories of the metal in China, the world's biggest aluminum producer and consumer.

Apr 02 2018

China's Handan orders 25 percent steel production cut from April 1

BEIJING China's city of Handan has ordered steel mills to cut production by around 25 percent as part of new measures to curb pollution from April to mid-November, according to a statement on Friday.

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