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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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12 Dec 2017

Glencore sees battery minerals powering profit in 2017 and beyond

LONDON Miner and trader Glencore said on Tuesday its battery minerals, especially cobalt, should spur profit in 2017 and beyond in an update for investors that also promised to grow the business, especially through partnerships.

11 Dec 2017

Africa's Sula Iron and Gold changes gear with DRC cobalt license

LONDON Junior explorer Sula Iron and Gold plans to change its name to African Battery Metals, reflecting a shift in focus after it bought a controlling stake in a cobalt license in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

08 Dec 2017

Mongolian government loses legal dispute over copper mine nationalization

ULAANBAATAR/LONDON Mongolia's Supreme Court has ruled against the government's attempt to nationalize a 49 percent stake in one of Asia's biggest copper mines, industry sources said on Friday.

06 Dec 2017

Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals

LONDON Glencore has increased production of the metals used to make electric car batteries faster than its major mining rivals, according to an industry-wide analysis that shows the scale of a strategy that has big prospective risks and rewards.

28 Nov 2017

Zambia says 'must have' $1.3 bln IMF loan in place in 2018

LONDON, Nov 28 Zambia expects to host a mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the end of the year and hopes to have a $1.3 billion loan deal in place in early 2018, Treasury Secretary Fredson Yamba said on Tuesday.

17 Nov 2017

Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100 million loss

LONDON London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million (£75.7 million) from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise.

15 Nov 2017

Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

15 Nov 2017

Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

13 Nov 2017

Central Asia Metals pauses for breath after Macedonia mine deal

LONDON Central Asia Metals (CAML) , which has just bought a lead and zinc mine in Macedonia, would consider further purchases but not for six months, its chairman said on Monday.

07 Nov 2017

Anglo American considers bid for Louis Dreyfus metals unit: sources

MELBOURNE/LONDON Mining giant Anglo American is among several companies interested in buying commodity trader Louis Dreyfus's [AKIRAU.UL] metals business, three trading and banking sources told Reuters.

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