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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

12 Dec 2017

Seasonal battery demand, tight supply to buoy lead prices

LONDON Seasonally strong demand from battery makers, tight supplies caused by mine shutdowns and dwindling inventories in London Metal Exchange warehouses are expected to sustain lead prices, which recently hit six-year highs.

11 Dec 2017

Exclusive - China's Nanjing Hanrui can't be sure its cobalt did not involve child labour

LONDON/BEIJING - China's Nanjing Hanrui Cobalt, which sells the metal to a firm approved by the London Metal Exchange, said it was unable to ascertain that its products did not involve the use of child labour in Africa.

04 Dec 2017

Gold slips towards four-week lows, at risk from higher dollar

LONDON Gold prices fell on Monday towards the four-week lows hit last week as the dollar strengthened after U.S. politicians approved a major tax overhaul and the market looked ahead to a meeting of the Federal Reserve later this month.

29 Nov 2017

Exclusive - South Africa's PIC wants Lonmin board seats, Johannesburg main listing

(Corrects to make clear PIC is largest Lonmin shareholder not majority owner, paragraph 2)

27 Nov 2017

Volkswagen's talks with cobalt producers end without deal

LONDON Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply the world's largest automaker Volkswagen with the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles ended without a deal, cobalt industry sources said.

24 Nov 2017

Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

LONDON A recognition that electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to move the nickel demand dial for some years, slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

24 Nov 2017

RPT-GRAPHIC-Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

LONDON, Nov 24 A recognition that electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to move the nickel demand dial for some years, slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

24 Nov 2017

Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

LONDON A recognition that electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to move the nickel demand dial for some years, slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

24 Nov 2017

GRAPHIC-Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

LONDON, Nov 24 A recognition that electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to move the nickel demand dial for some years, slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

20 Nov 2017

Gold falls on pressure from stronger dollar, rate hikes in focus

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold fell more than 1 percent on Monday, giving up the prior session's gains on pressure from the rising dollar, expectations for U.S. interest rate hikes and as the market entered a holiday week.

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