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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

19 Feb 2018

Vedanta seeks to expand zinc output after price rally

LONDON Vedanta may accelerate expansion of its African zinc operations to take advantage of prices that have reached their highest levels in a decade because of a shortfall following years of under-investment, its international zinc head said.

16 Feb 2018

Mining sector unloved as investors find it hard to trust

LONDON Investors are shunning the mining sector, data from Thomson Reuters shows, as they struggle to forget the string of multi-billion dollar takeovers and expensive development projects that left them empty handed.

08 Feb 2018

Political shifts lift investor mood in southern African mining

CAPE TOWN Mining is a long-term game, but in southern Africa dramatic political changes have transformed the investment mood for the better in the space of a year.

07 Feb 2018

Rio Tinto pays out record dividend, profit hits three-year high

MELBOURNE/CAPE TOWN Rio Tinto handed out a record dividend on Wednesday and predicted global manufacturing growth would drive further returns after stronger commodity prices helped the miner to its highest annual profit in three years. | Video

07 Feb 2018

Congo minister declines to say whether new mining code signed into law

CAPE TOWN The Minister of Mines for Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Kabwelulu, declined on Wednesday to say whether President Joseph Kabila had signed a new mining code into law that the industry opposes because it will raise royalties and taxes.

02 Feb 2018

Blockchain to track Congo's cobalt from mine to mobile

LONDON Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt's journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through to products used in smartphones and electric cars.

31 Jan 2018

Rio Tinto denies Dutch NGO allegation it avoided Oyu Tolgoi tax

JOHANNESBURG Rio Tinto on Wednesday denied allegations by a Dutch non-profit organisation that it had avoided paying $700 million of tax to Mongolian and Canadian authorities relating to its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper project.

30 Jan 2018

Exclusive - Vale at work on pioneering Canadian cobalt stream deal: sources

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON Brazilian miner Vale is seeking to sell un-mined cobalt worth hundreds of millions of dollars to investors, as speculation rises over a shortage of the metal needed to make batteries, sources familiar with the matter said. Such streaming, which allows an investor to make an upfront payment in exchange for future production at a discounted price, has expanded as a form of finance for precious and base metals companies but this deal would be a first for the booming cobalt sector.

25 Jan 2018

Diamonds drive Anglo American output rise, copper flat

LONDON Anglo American beat expectations on Thursday with a 5 percent increase in production in 2017, driven by increases in diamond and iron ore output, while base metal copper stagnated.

25 Jan 2018

UK funds satellite hunt for new minerals

LONDON The British government has handed out 850,000 pounds for research that uses satellites to identify deposits of minerals, including battery metal lithium, as part of efforts to bolster the economy after the exit from the European Union.

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