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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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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.

06 Dec 2017

Oil analysts grow more bullish after OPEC extends output deal - Reuters poll

Oil analysts have raised their forecasts for the crude price next year after major producers agreed to extend output cuts, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2017

Oil analysts grow more bullish after OPEC extends output deal: Reuters poll

Oil analysts have raised their forecasts for the crude price next year after major producers agreed to extend output cuts, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

16 Nov 2017

India rice prices rise on improved demand, fresh supply caps gains

BENGALURU Rice prices in India climbed this week, buoyed by improved overseas demand, but rising supplies from a new season crop capped gains for the staple grain in the world's top exporter.

02 Nov 2017

Thailand aims to boost exports; India rates dip on fresh supply

BENGALURU Rice prices were relatively stable in Thailand this week as the country aims to attract more foreign buyers to boost exports, while prices in India slipped amid increasing supplies from the new season's crop.

31 Oct 2017

Oil rally looks set to run into 2018 if OPEC extends output deal - Reuters poll

Oil will likely rally into 2018 with periods of volatility as an anticipated extension of OPEC-led output restrictions offsets higher U.S. production, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.   

26 Oct 2017

Rice prices in India dip on rising supply; Thailand eyes Sri Lankan demand

BENGALURU Rice prices in India slipped this week on expectations of a rise in supplies from the new season crop, while rates for the staple grain edged higher in Thailand as traders were optimistic about the possibility of demand from Sri Lanka.

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