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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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07 May 2018

Asian jet fuel buyers paying the highest premiums to get supply since 2008

SINGAPORE Asian jet fuel buyers are paying the highest premiums for this time of year in 10 years as new and expanded airports in the region push its consumption to new highs.

18 Apr 2018

India jet fuel demand to soar as domestic air travel takes off

An Indian push to connect more cities via airports as an expanding middle class increasingly takes to the skies is set to help propel the country's demand for jet fuel to record highs this year.

29 Mar 2018

ECC gets Recognised Clearing House status from Singapore

SINGAPORE, March 29 Germany's European Commodity Clearing (ECC) house said on Thursday it has received clearing status from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

27 Mar 2018

Grid infrastructure, policy framework key to India's renewables aim - Irena

India should strengthen its power grids and put an emphasis on a clear policy framework to bring down the cost of capital investments, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said on Tuesday, as the nation aims for ambitious renewable energy targets.

27 Mar 2018

Diesel use in India set for record in 2018

SINGAPORE Demand for diesel in India is set to hit a record in 2018 as the government targets massive infrastructure spending in the fiscal year that starts April 1, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term in elections in 2019.

02 Mar 2018

Asia Rice-Supply dip perks up India prices; lack of deals hurt Thai rates

BENGALURU, March 2 Rice prices in top exporter India snapped a three-week losing streak on lower supplies and a slight improvement in demand, while rates for the staple grain eased in Thailand and Vietnam due to lack of deals and the beginning of a new harvest.

15 Feb 2018

Asia Rice: Slow demand weighs on top exporters; Bangladesh scraps Thai deal

BENGALURU Rice prices in India and Thailand fell this week, pressured by sluggish overseas demand, while Bangladesh scrapped a plan to import Thai rice, citing delays in finalising a deal.

01 Feb 2018

Indian rice prices surge to over six-year high on steady demand, strong rupee

BENGALURU Rice prices in India, the world's biggest exporter of the staple, extended a recent rally this week to reach their highest in 6-1/2 years on robust overseas demand and limited supply amid a stronger local currency.

31 Jan 2018

Oil could struggle to top $70 as U.S. output offsets OPEC cuts: Reuters poll

Oil prices are unlikely to advance much higher than $70 a barrel in 2018, with the market caught between the opposing forces of OPEC-led production cuts and surging U.S. output, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

25 Jan 2018

Rice prices soar in top exporters as Indonesia shops, fresh deals beckon

BENGALURU Rice prices in top exporter India jumped to their highest in about 6-1/2 years on strong demand from Asia and Africa, exporters said, while rates for the staple hit multi-month highs in Thailand and Vietnam following recent purchases by Indonesia.

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