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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

15 Jan 2018

Iron ore prices fall with steel in China amid slower demand

MANILA Chinese rebar steel futures dropped nearly 1 percent on Monday on weaker demand over winter in the world's top consumer, dragging down prices of raw material iron ore.

13 Dec 2017

ADB lifts Asia's 2017 growth outlook to 6 percent on firm exports, China

MANILA The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday raised its economic growth estimate for developing Asia to 6 percent for this year from a previous estimate of 5.9 percent, citing stronger than expected exports and China's resilience.

08 Dec 2017

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

MANILA The Philippines will seek the return of 3 billion pesos ($59 million) it paid French drugmaker Sanofi for a dengue vaccine used to immunize hundreds of thousands of children that Sanofi has said could worsen the disease in some cases.

05 Dec 2017

Trouble mounts for Sanofi dengue vaccine over safety concerns

The World Health Organization said on Monday it hopes to review safety data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine this month, while the Philippines ordered an investigation of its now suspended massive immunization program after the French drugmaker said it could actually worsen the disease in some cases.

05 Dec 2017

Philippines halts sale of dengue vaccine as Sanofi downplays risk

MANILA/LONDON The Philippines has ordered French drugmaker Sanofi to stop the sale, distribution and marketing of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine in the country after the company last week warned it could worsen the disease in some cases. | Video

05 Dec 2017

Philippines' Duterte puts police back in drug war

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to actively support the drugs enforcement agency in his anti-narcotics war, his spokesman said on Tuesday, citing a resurgence in illegal drugs.

04 Dec 2017

Philippines orders probe into Sanofi dengue vaccine for 730,000 children

MANILA The Philippines ordered an investigation on Monday into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an announcement by French drug company Sanofi that it could worsen the disease in some cases.

04 Dec 2017

Philippines orders probe into vaccine, Sanofi says no deaths reported

MANILA, Dec 4 The Philippines ordered a probe on Monday into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that has since been suspended, while French drug company Sanofi said no deaths had been reported as a result of the programme.

22 Nov 2017

China iron ore rises with steel; coking coal hits two-month high

MANILA Chinese steel futures rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, supported by leaner supply and expectations that consumption in the world's top user would recover when production cuts are lifted after winter.

22 Nov 2017

Philippines set to keep open pit mining ban as Duterte rejects call to lift it

MANILA The Philippine environment minister said on Wednesday that a ban on new open pit mining in the country would remain in place, with President Rodrigo Duterte rejecting government panel recommendations to reverse it.

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