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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

16 Feb 2018

Months away from Malaysian election, EU's move stirs discontent in palm groves

KUALA LUMPUR An EU decision to curb palm oil imports was the last thing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak needed ahead of a coming election, with rural voters already aggrieved over financial scandals at state-owned palm oil agency Felda.

14 Feb 2018

Sime Darby's Africa ambitions stall pending new deforestation rules

GBAH, Liberia/KUALA LUMPUR When Malaysia's biggest plantation company Sime Darby leased 220,000 hectares of lush forest in northwest Liberia in 2009, executives said they had found a much needed new frontier in global palm oil development.

20 Nov 2017

India's biggest tax hike in a decade may cut palm oil imports

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE India's palm oil imports are likely to drop until the end of the year after the world's largest edible oils buyer raised import taxes to the highest in more than a decade, importers and dealers said.

03 Nov 2017

Palm oil prices may rise to 3,100 rgt/T by Jan 2018 - analyst Mistry

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 3 Malaysian crude palm oil prices are expected to rise to 3,100 ringgit ($732) a tonne by January, as stockpiles remain lower than expected despite palm being in a high production cycle, said leading vegetable oils analyst Dorab Mistry on Friday.

03 Nov 2017

Indonesia 2017 biodiesel use to reach 2.53 mln kl -govt agency

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 3 Indonesia's unblended biodiesel consumption is expected to come in at 2.53 million kilolitres (kl) this year, said Dono Boestami, the chief executive of the Indonesia Estate Crop Fund, a government agency that overseas consumption of the fuel.

16 Oct 2017

Palm oil demand strong as top buyers China, India restock inventories

KUALA LUMPUR Palm oil demand is expected to remain robust for the rest of the month as key consumer countries India and China rebuild low stock levels, bucking a seasonal trend in which shipments of the tropical oil typically taper off at year-end.

13 Sep 2017

Under EU attack, top palm oil producers rethink trade strategy

By Bernadette Christina Munthe, Fransiska Nangoy and Emily Chow

10 Sep 2017

With Trump meeting, Malaysia's PM seeks to put 1MDB scandal behind him

KUALA LUMPUR In a room packed with Malaysian civil servants, foreign ministry secretary general Ramlan Ibrahim raised his right hand as he read out an anti-corruption pledge.

25 Aug 2017

New Singapore bourse eyes metals, rubber after palm olein launch - sources

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 Asia Pacific Exchange Pte (Apex), Singapore's newest derivatives bourse, is targeting a fourth quarter 2017 launch for its palm olein contract and is considering rubber and metals contracts for future listings, according to two sources closely linked with Apex.

25 Aug 2017

Malaysia's Petronas raises payout commitment to government as profit surges

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd [PETR.UL] on Friday raised its dividend payment commitment to the government after reporting that second-quarter profit quadrupled because of higher oil prices and improved margins.

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