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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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19 Oct 2017

China steel output slips from record as smog war bites; further drop seen

SHANGHAI/MANILA China's steel output dropped in September from a record high the previous month as mills in the world's top producer cut production in line with Beijing's campaign for clearer skies, pointing to further drops as winter curbs set in.

18 Oct 2017

Breaking norms: China steel firms shield profits from volatile market

MANILA/SHANGHAI China's steel mills and traders are embracing more sophisticated ways to sell metal and buy raw materials to protect their bumper profits amid rising price volatility.

17 Oct 2017

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. | Video

16 Oct 2017

Philippines' Duterte lifts suspension on gold miner Lepanto

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted an eight-month suspension order on gold miner Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co, among more than two dozen companies ordered halted by a sacked minister who led an environmental crackdown.

04 Oct 2017

Philippine environment minister wins confirmation; miners optimistic

MANILA Philippine lawmakers confirmed Roy Cimatu as Environment Secretary, giving the former soldier the task of deciding whether to implement reforms spearheaded by predecessor Regina Lopez that led to mine closures - but cost her the job.

28 Sep 2017

Milled down: China steelmakers slash orders as Beijing war on winter smog nears

QINGDAO, China China's steel mills are slashing order books, curbing iron ore purchases and bracing for lower revenue as the government forces factories across the north to halve output this winter in Beijing's intensifying war on smog, executives have said.

27 Sep 2017

China to cancel a third of iron ore mining rights in fight against smog

QINGDAO, China China will cancel about a third of its iron ore mining licences, mostly belonging to small polluting mines as part of Beijing's efforts to improve air quality, a mining association official said on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

Volatile prices, winter freeze may cut volumes on top China iron ore trading platform

QINGDAO, China China's largest physical iron ore trading platform expects its trade volumes, affected this year by volatile prices for the steelmaking commodity, to recover in 2018 and reach 100 million tonnes in the next five years, its president said.

27 Sep 2017

INTERVIEW-Volatile prices, winter freeze may cut volumes on top China iron ore trading platform

QINGDAO, China, Sept 27 China's largest physical iron ore trading platform expects its trade volumes, affected this year by volatile prices for the steelmaking commodity, to recover in 2018 and reach 100 million tonnes in the next five years, its president said.

27 Sep 2017

Australia's Roy Hill says can expand iron ore capacity beyond target

QINGDAO, China, Sept 27 Australian iron ore miner Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd has the ability to expand its production capacity beyond the 55 million tonnes it has targeted, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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