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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

25 May 2018

New Singapore exchange kicks off trading with palm oil futures

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Singapore's third derivatives exchange kicked off trading on Friday with the launch of palm oil futures, as the largely China-backed bourse looks to get a foothold in the region in preparation for other contracts down the line.

20 May 2018

Handbag and jewellery haul puts Malaysia's former first lady in spotlight

KUALA LUMPUR In early 2015, as Malaysians were protesting over government plans to introduce a consumption tax, the then first lady was complaining about the rising costs of her hairdresser.

16 May 2018

Weak currency will further curb Indian palm oil imports: industry

KUALA LUMPUR India's edible oil imports for the year to October 2018 may be nearly flat on 2017 as a weaker rupee adds to the impact of a tax hike on the country's most imported edible oil, a Mumbai-based trade body said, revising down earlier forecasts.

08 May 2018

Vegoils: Palm oil hits near two-week high on expectation of lower output

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian palm oil futures rose to their highest in nearly two weeks in early trade on Tuesday, in line for a third consecutive day of gains, on expectations of slowing output.

07 May 2018

Fight for the Malay vote in last leg of Malaysia election campaign

KUALA LUMPUR With two days to go for Malaysia's general election, politicians are battling for the crucial ethnic Malay vote that Prime Minister Najib Razak is counting on to hold off a late surge from the opposition and win another term. | Video

07 May 2018

Vegoils: Palm oil sees strongest jump in 3 weeks tracking related oils

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian palm oil futures clocked their highest gains in three weeks in early trade on Monday, tracking an uptrend in crude oil prices and supported by soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade.

04 May 2018

Go ahead, charge me over fake news, says Malaysia's Mahathir of plane sabotage claim

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad challenged the government to charge him under an anti-fake news law, after authorities said they were investigating him for false claims that his plane was sabotaged ahead of the general election.

02 May 2018

Vegoils: Palm oil pares gains after early rise as strength in related oils eases

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian palm oil futures rose on the back of a weaker ringgit in its early session on Wednesday, but pared gains in the second half of trade as strength in related edible oils eased.

02 May 2018

Angry urban Malaysians chip away at PM Najib's dominance

KUALA LUMPUR Kasthuribai Sattayappan's teenage son died in January when he was hit by a chair thrown from an upper level of the public housing flats in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

30 Apr 2018

Vegoils: Palm falls to two-week low on weaker exports

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian palm oil futures fell to their lowest level in two weeks during the first half of trade on Monday, in line for a third consecutive session of losses, due to weaker exports.

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