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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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17 Oct 2017

China's winter cuts heat up aluminum market

BEIJING The Chinese government's campaign to reduce smog pollution and whittle down excess production is set to take around a tenth of its aluminum smelting capacity out of the market by the year-end, potentially adding fuel to a months-long price rally.

26 Sep 2017

Blockchain booster: Singapore eyes commodity fintech firms

SINGAPORE Singapore is aiming to position itself as a hub for blockchain development in commodity trading, with start-ups looking to boost access to trade finance and eliminate the opportunity for fraud.

24 Sep 2017

RPT-Banks trimming credit lines for some traders storing metal in S. Korea -sources

MELBOURNE, Sept 22 Some banks have begun to pare back credit lines to smaller trading companies holding industrial metals in South Korea amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile program, two industry sources said this week.

22 Sep 2017

Banks trimming credit lines for some traders storing metal in S. Korea -sources

MELBOURNE, Sept 22 Some banks have begun to pare back credit lines to smaller trading companies holding industrial metals in South Korea amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile program, two industry sources said this week.

22 Sep 2017

Australia okays use of China drones in non-classifed operations

MELBOURNE The Australian government has resumed the use of Chinese-built drones in non-classifed situations, the country's defense minister said on Thursday.

07 Sep 2017

Australia's High Court rejects challenge to vote on same-sex marriage

Melbourne Australia's High Court rejected two legal challenges on Thursday against a proposed postal ballot on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, clearing the way for a vote on an issue that has wide support but which has also threatened to divide the government.

21 Aug 2017

METALS-London zinc, nickel extend rally on steel gains

MELBOURNE, Aug 21 London zinc rose to its highest price in a decade on Monday and nickel also rallied as investors ploughed into metals used by China's steel sector, seeing robust demand even as capacity is constrained by Beijing's drive to reform bloated industries.

16 Aug 2017

Zinc rush: China construction spree, alloyed with steel fee hike, diverts money flow

MELBOURNE Chinese traders are diverting money from steel to zinc on the Shanghai Futures Exchange after a hike in trading fees on Monday cut the appeal of steel itself even as booming construction activity fuels demand for steel-making essentials like zinc.

11 Aug 2017

A false dawn for Chinese aluminum? Some think so

BEIJING/MELBOURNE Chinese aluminum prices have skyrocketed amid a crackdown on overcapacity, but traders say final demand is weak and cuts may not be as big as expected. Trading data shows some are bracing for a correction.

03 Aug 2017

China aluminum capacity cuts boost market leaders, prices

BEIJING/MELBOURNE China's crackdown on its bloated aluminum industry is driving up the share price of the country's major producers and raising the specter of a tighter global market that could buoy prices.

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