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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

20 Aug 2018

Gold inches higher as trade talks lift China's yuan

LONDON Gold prices crept higher on Monday after touching a 19-month low last week as a strengthening currency in China made the metal cheaper for buyers in the world's biggest gold consumer.

20 Aug 2018

PRECIOUS-Gold climbs higher as trade talks lift China's yuan

NEW YORK/LONDON, Aug 20 Gold prices inched higher on Monday after touching a more than 1-1/2 year low last week as China's strengthening currency made the metal cheaper for buyers in the world's biggest gold consumer.

17 Aug 2018

Gold gains, but set for biggest weekly loss in over a year

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold recovered some ground on Friday as a weakening U.S. dollar relieved pressure on prices, but the precious metal remained near 19-month lows and looked poised for its biggest weekly drop since May 2017.

17 Aug 2018

PRECIOUS-Gold gains, but set for biggest weekly loss in over a year

* Silver, platinum, palladium set for weekly losses (Recasts headline, updates prices; adds comment, byline, adds NEW YORK dateline)

17 Aug 2018

Currency shocks knock platinum to 10-year lows

LONDON Platinum prices tumbled to 10-year lows as the collapse of Turkey's lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency of top producer South Africa, underlining persistent oversupply of the autocatalyst metal.

16 Aug 2018

METALS-Industrial metals claw back ground after worst day in 3 years

LONDON, Aug 16 Industrial metals prices regained ground on Thursday as planned trade talks between China and the United States and a recovery in Turkey's currency rekindled appetite for riskier assets and weakened the dollar.

10 Aug 2018

Gold pares gains as Turkish currency crisis roils markets

CHICAGO/LONDON Gold prices gave up earlier gains on Friday, with the crisis engulfing Turkey's lira boosting demand for bullion as a safe investment while at the same time bolstering the U.S. dollar, making gold more expensive for buyers with other currencies.

07 Aug 2018

EU parliament agrees to ease liquidity rules for gold trading

LONDON The European Parliament has agreed to ease tough new liquidity rules for banks trading gold, marking a success for the London Bullion Market Association's (LBMA) campaign to revise the plans.

02 Aug 2018

Gold grinds lower as the dollar strengthens

LONDON Gold prices edged lower on Thursday after an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy by the Federal Reserve and new trade tensions between Washington and Beijing boosted the dollar and U.S. bond yields.

02 Aug 2018

Gold demand in the first half was the lowest since 2009 - WGC

LONDON Global demand for gold fell 6 percent in the first half of this year due mainly to a sharp decline in purchases by exchange traded funds (ETFs), the World Gold Council said in a report on Thursday.

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