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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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Oct 04 2012

Japan's Pan Pacific cuts 2013 China copper premium by 15 percent: source

TOKYO Japan's biggest copper smelter, Pan Pacific Copper , is in talks with buyers in China to slash its term premium for 2013 shipments by 15 percent from last year, a source familiar with the matter said, as demand slows in the metal's top consumer.

Sep 30 2012

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo eyes more cost cuts as debuts in weak market

TOKYO The head of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp said the newly merged company forming the world's second-biggest steelmaker will embark on further cost cutting in a bid to counter a slump in the price of the metal.

Sep 30 2012

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo eyes more cost cuts as debuts in weak market

TOKYO, Oct 1 The head of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp said the newly merged company forming the world's second-biggest steelmaker will embark on further cost cutting in a bid to counter a slump in the price of the metal.

Sep 06 2012

Asia thermal coal price near floor -Chubu Electric unit

NAGOYA, Sept 6 Asian thermal coal prices are near their floor and any further steep price fall is unlikely, the head of Chubu Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd (CET), a coal trading unit of Japan's second-biggest coal buyer Chubu Electric Power Co, said.

Aug 02 2012

Mitsui extends loan period for Codelco's potential purchase of Anglo Sur

TOKYO Japan's Mitsui & Co has agreed to extend by one month a loan commitment to Codelco to fund the possible purchase of a stake in Anglo American Plc's Chilean copper properties, which are the subject of a legal dispute, a source familiar with the deal said.

Jun 20 2012

Japan's Sojitz aims to triple Mongolian coal sales to China

TOKYO Sojitz Corp , Japan's third-biggest coal trader, aims to more than triple Mongolian coal sales to China within three years as it seeks to handle 10 percent of the country's growing sales of the mineral to the world's top consumer.

Jun 18 2012

Japan approves renewable subsidies in shift from nuclear power

TOKYO Japan approved on Monday incentives for renewable energy that could unleash billions of dollars in clean-energy investment and help the world's third-biggest economy shift away from a reliance on nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster.

Jun 17 2012

Japan approves renewable subsidies in shift from nuclear power

TOKYO Japan approved on Monday incentives for renewable energy that could unleash billions of dollars in clean-energy investment and help the world's third-biggest economy shift away from a reliance on nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster.

May 29 2012

Marubeni buys Gavilon for $3.6 billion as it eyes China

TOKYO Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp will buy U.S. grain merchant Gavilon for $3.6 billion, a landmark deal that may put it in pole position to benefit from China's booming demand for imported corn from the world's biggest supplier.

May 29 2012

Japan's Marubeni says to buy Gavilon for $3.6 billion

TOKYO Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp is to buy U.S. grains merchant Gavilon for $3.6 billion, the company said on Tuesday, deepening its control of grain supplies from North America, the world's top export hub.

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