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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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29 Sep 2017

Freeport at loggerheads with Indonesia over divestment: letter

JAKARTA/TORONTO Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's second-largest publicly traded copper company, strongly disagrees with a proposed divestment plan by the government of Indonesia, according to a company letter reviewed by Reuters on Friday.

28 Sep 2017

Freeport can seek extension for Grasberg permit talks -minister

JAKARTA Indonesia's mining minister said on Thursday that Freeport McMoRan Inc could request an extension of six months to renegotiate rights to Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, which is due to end next month.

28 Sep 2017

Freeport can request extension to Grasberg permit talks - minister

Indonesia's mining minister said on Thursday the local unit of Freeport McMoRan Inc could request an extension of a six-month negotiating period over rights to Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, which is due to end next month.

05 Sep 2017

Indonesia's changes to oil, gas deals "positive" for investors - association

JAKARTA, Sept 5 Indonesia's revisions to new oil and gas production-sharing contracts are positive for investors, the leading energy industry association said, amid waning interest in energy exploration and declining oil output from the former OPEC member.

04 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Indonesia's Pertamina receives first license to export gasoil - sources

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesia's Pertamina [PERTM.UL] has received a license from the government to export gasoil for the first time, three sources close to the matter said on Monday, although the state oil company is planning to prioritize domestic sales if possible.

29 Aug 2017

Freeport, Indonesia to end years of wrangling over mining rights

JAKARTA Indonesia on Tuesday agreed to let Freeport-McMoRan Inc keep operating its giant Grasberg copper mine, after the U.S. company said it would cede control of its Indonesian unit, ending years of wrangling.

11 Aug 2017

Union federation accuses Freeport of treating 'fired' Indonesia mine workers 'with contempt'

JAKARTA IndustriALL Global Union, a federation of labour unions, said the Indonesian unit of copper miner Freeport McMoRan Inc and metal smelter PT Smelting had treated "fired" workers "inhumanely and with contempt", urging both to reinstate staff and contractors.

09 Aug 2017

Vale Indonesia struggles to find nickel smelter partners after rule change: CEO

JAKARTA Nickel producer Vale Indonesia said Indonesia's recent policy shift to allow ore exports is helping keep global prices of the metal low, and complicating efforts to establish partnerships for new smelter investments.

03 Aug 2017

Union to press for Freeport mine worker rights on Indonesia visit

TORONTO/JAKARTA A trade union said on Wednesday that it will press Indonesia's government to reinstate thousands of striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Grasberg mine when union officials visit the Southeast Asian country next week.

26 Jul 2017

Indonesia closer to mining deal with Freeport, but hurdles remain

JAKARTA Indonesia is closer to a deal with Freeport McMoRan Inc on its long-term future in the country, but key issues still need to be resolved before the U.S. miner gets a new operating permit for its huge copper mine, a mining ministry official said.

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