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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

Rapidly rising volumes on LME back its foray into gold

BARCELONA, Spain Open interest on the London Metal Exchange's (LME) precious metals contracts has topped 3 million ounces of gold, the exchange said, as it tries to muscle into a futures business dominated by rival CME Group.

13 Oct 2017

Gold at two-and-a-half-week high on U.S. data, Trump warning on Iran deal

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold rose to a two-and-a-half-week high on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned he might ultimately end a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and after weak U.S. inflation data undermined the case for interest rate rises.

10 Oct 2017

LME to expand trading around gold and silver reference prices

LONDON The London Metal Exchange expects three more clearing members to join its precious metals contracts by year-end and is looking to expand trading around its gold and silver reference prices, Chief Executive Matthew Chamberlain told Reuters on Tuesday.

03 Oct 2017

Gold turns up from seven-week low as U.S. dollar pares gains

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold on Tuesday rose above a seven-week low as the U.S. dollar came off its highs.

28 Sep 2017

Gold rebounds from six-week low as dollar drops

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold rebounded above a six-week low on Thursday, as the dollar turned lower and ushered in short-covering. Bullion was earlier pressured on proposed U.S. tax reforms and strong economic data that supported the case for another U.S. interest rate hike this year.

27 Sep 2017

Graphic - Speculators feed on zinc famine

LONDON Scarce supplies, a surge in speculative interest and inventories at 8-year lows have driven zinc prices up by more than 20 percent this year to their highest in 10 years.

21 Sep 2017

ICE delays takeover of London's silver benchmark to October 2

LONDON ICE Benchmark Administration, a unit of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) , will take over as operator of London's silver benchmark on Oct. 2, a week later than planned, the exchange said on Thursday.

20 Sep 2017

Gold steady ahead of Fed policy decision

LONDON Gold prices were steady on Wednesday, aided by a weaker dollar ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy announcement at 1800 GMT that could signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year.

13 Sep 2017

Gold eases as dollar ticks up, but weak stocks support

LONDON Gold dipped on Wednesday, erasing earlier slim gains as the dollar index moved into positive territory, though a retreat in global stocks after Tuesday's record high kept the metal hemmed within a narrow range.

11 Sep 2017

Dollar recovery pushes gold down from one-year high

LONDON Gold prices fell on Monday from the previous session's 13-month high as relief that North Korea did not conduct a missile test over the weekend helped to lift global stocks, the U.S. dollar and bond yields.

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