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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

20 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Qatar diplomatic crisis delays sale of Gulf shipping firm, sources say

LONDON/DUBAI Qatar's diplomatic crisis is holding up the sale of a shipping company it part owns, one of the latest signs of an emerging corporate fall-out that Doha is facing after Arab countries cut relations in June, sources familiar with the matter said.

11 Oct 2017

Special Report - In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

DJIBOUTI Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

06 Oct 2017

Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile programme – sources

ANKARA/LONDON/WASHINGTON Iran has suggested to six world powers that it may be open to talks about its ballistic missile arsenal, seeking to reduce tension over the disputed programme, Iranian and Western officials familiar with the overtures told Reuters.  

27 Sep 2017

Exclusive: German shipping bank DVB accelerates sale plans

FRANKFURT/LONDON German lender DZ Bank [DETGNY.UL] is looking to sell its shipping finance business quickly after its transport division booked provisions for bad loans of 445 million euros ($522 million) in the first half, people close to the matter said.

15 Sep 2017

Hong Kong port looks to ride out container shipping turmoil

LONDON, Sept 15 Hong Kong's port expects a slight rise in container shipping volumes this year despite continuing global turmoil in the sector.

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.

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