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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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15 Jun 2018

Glencore settles with Gertler over Congo royalties

LONDON Glencore has settled a mining row in Democratic Republic of Congo with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler by agreeing to pay royalties in a currency other than U.S. dollars, lowering the risk of disruption to copper and cobalt supplies.

13 Jun 2018

Tharisa deepens Zimbabwe exposure with platinum deal

LONDON South African miner Tharisa on Wednesday deepened its exposure to Zimbabwe, saying it had bought a 26.8 percent stake in platinum group reserves for $4.5 million (3.37 million pounds) and could increase its presence greatly if conditions are right.

31 May 2018

Petropavlovsk turns up the heat on biggest shareholder Rakishev

LONDON Petropavlovsk has said it will remove the board member representing the Russian gold miner's biggest shareholder Kenges Rakishev, ratcheting up tensions between rival investor groups over management of the company.

31 May 2018

Johnson Matthey to produce new battery material in 2021-22

LONDON Chemicals group Johnson Matthey said on Thursday it expected to start production in 2021-22 of a battery material it has developed with improved performance and reduced cobalt content to contain costs.

29 May 2018

De Beers sees sparkle in synthetic diamond jewellery

LONDON Anglo American unit De Beers is launching a company to sell laboratory-produced diamonds for jewellery in a departure from its century-old business model of promoting natural stones.

29 May 2018

Petropavlovsk asks UK regulators to investigate activist shareholders

LONDON Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk has asked British regulators to investigate the identity of shareholders pressing for an overhaul of the board only a year after a previous revolt forced change, sources close to the company said.

23 May 2018

Reduced costs of broker Beaufort's insolvency may provide relief for small mining firms

LONDON PwC halved the estimated costs of winding up British brokerage Beaufort Securities on Wednesday, potentially boosting funds for hard-pressed mining companies and other clients that are expected to shoulder the costs.

22 May 2018

Rio Tinto presses Mongolia to shore up copper investment

ULAANBAATAR/LONDON Rio Tinto on Tuesday called on the Mongolian government to honor the contracts that underpin its Oyu Tolgoi copper project and said the mining world was watching, as anxiety mounts after a series of high-profile arrests.

18 May 2018

Former Petropavlovsk CEO hopes to return after shareholder shake-up

LONDON Pavel Maslovskiy, one of the founders of Petropavlovsk , hopes to return as CEO later this year in the latest twist in a long-running battle for control at the Russian gold miner.

17 May 2018

Anglo looks to sell Peru copper stake to Japanese firms - sources

LONDON Anglo American is likely to sell up to 30 percent of its multi-billion dollar Peruvian copper project Quellaveco to Japanese entities, including Mitsubishi, which already own part of it, three sources familiar with the matter said.

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