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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

11 Aug 2017

Exclusive: China commodities trader COFCO shakes up European operations - sources

LONDON/PARIS Chinese food commodities trader COFCO International is restructuring operations in Europe which will involve relocation and job cuts, as the state owned firm continues to integrate businesses it bought three years ago, sources say.

07 Aug 2017

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

LONDON The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology.

02 Aug 2017

Exclusive - Iran Revolutionary Guards find new route to arm Yemen rebels

LONDON Iran's Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies in Yemen's civil war, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

24 Jul 2017

European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem

LONDON Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.

29 Jun 2017

Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack

LONDON Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

28 Jun 2017

Lenders to ramp up pressure on holders of toxic shipping debt - survey

LONDON Financiers are set to take a tougher stance towards distressed shipping loans including more enforcement action to recoup funds, while capital on offer to the industry is expected to shrink further, a leading transport survey showed on Wednesday.

26 Jun 2017

Exclusive - China's COFCO likely to sit out global grains race as it digests acquisitions

LONDON/BEIJING/BUENOS AIRES As the world trade in farm commodities faces a shake-up, one of the groups widely expected to play a leading role - China's COFCO - will probably have sit out the industry consolidation after all.

14 Jun 2017

Baltic Exchange exploring new freight indexes for grains

LONDON, June 14 The Baltic Exchange is looking into launching freight indexes for grains and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the London-run business targets new markets after its acquisition by Singapore Exchange last year, the Baltic's chief executive said.

12 Jun 2017

Shipping routes via Oman opened to give Qatar food lifeline

DOHA/LONDON Qatar and container lines have launched new shipping services via Oman in an effort to sidestep a port ban in neighbouring countries and secure a food lifeline after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha last week.

07 Jun 2017

Evergreen and OOCL suspend Qatar shipping services

LONDON Taiwan's Evergreen and Hong Kong's OOCL said on Wednesday they had suspended shipping services to Qatar after Arab countries severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf state and imposed port restrictions this week.

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