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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

Jun 19 2018

Gold down, platinum plunges to lowest since 2016 on stronger dollar

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold fell to a near six-month low and platinum hit its lowest since February 2016 on Wednesday as a stronger greenback was overwhelmed by safe-haven buying, spurred by fears of a trade war between the world's two top economies.

May 30 2018

Gold holds steady in face of robust dollar due to Italy crisis

LONDON Gold prices were steady on Wednesday as concerns about political turmoil in Italy and over a trade conflict between China and the United States outweighed strength in the dollar.

May 15 2018

Sibanye's Lonmin takeover faces British antitrust scrutiny

LONDON Britain's Competition and Markets Authority said it will examine whether a takeover of Lonmin by South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater would reduce competition, knocking shares in both mining firms.

May 14 2018

Lonmin cuts H1 loss and trims spending ahead of Sibanye merger

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG Lonmin narrowed its first-half operating loss and set out plans to cut spending as the platinum miner tries to keep a takeover by Sibanye-Stillwater on track by conserving cash.

May 10 2018

Randgold labour strikes hit first quarter gold output and profit

LONDON Randgold Resources reported a 24 percent quarter-on-quarter fall in profit on Thursday after labour strikes at its Tongon mine in Ivory Coast hit production and raised costs.

May 08 2018

Glencore's Congo woes throw spotlight on country's cobalt dominance

LONDON A tussle between Glencore and its former partner over Congo cobalt royalties highlights the nascent electric vehicle sector's vulnerability, with an escalation seen crippling supplies of the key battery metal.

Apr 25 2018

Gold falls on strong dollar, higher U.S. yields

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold slumped to a five-week low on Wednesday as the dollar jumped and U.S. Treasury yields continued to rise on signs of U.S. economic strength and an easing in the U.S.-China trade conflict.

Apr 20 2018

Gold slips on U.S. rate rise view, easing global tensions

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices eased on Friday and were on track to end the week lower as the dollar advanced on expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and market players grew a bit less worried about global political and security risks.

Apr 20 2018

Gold miner Caledonia plans Zimbabwe expansion

LONDON Caledonia Mining plans to buy gold assets in Zimbabwe and increase its stake in the Blanket mine after the removal of the country's tough ownership rules.

Apr 18 2018

Gold advances on technical buying, light safe haven demand

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices rose to a one-week high on Wednesday on technical trading and some safe-haven demand even as the dollar held on to gains and stocks rose on risk appetite.

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