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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 Jan 2018

Gold set for fifth week of gains, palladium hits record

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold hit a four-month high on Friday and was on track for a fifth straight weekly gain as the U.S. dollar fell against the euro on an agreement for a political coalition in Germany.

15 Dec 2017

Jobs the centre-piece of Sibanye-Lonmin merger scrutiny: Lonmin CEO

LONDON Plans to cut around 13,000 jobs are likely to be the biggest obstacle to miner Sibanye-Stillwater winning South African regulatory approval for its proposed takeover of troubled rival Lonmin , the CEO of Lonmin told Reuters.

14 Dec 2017

South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater to be No. 2 platinum miner with Lonmin buy

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater agreed to buy troubled miner Lonmin for about 285 million pounds ($382 million) to create the world's No. 2 platinum producer in a bid to ride out depressed prices for the metal.

02 Dec 2017

Gold briefly jumps 1.2 percent as Flynn probe roils markets

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold jumped on Friday as the dollar and U.S. stocks fell on an ABC news report that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians during last year's presidential election campaign.

29 Nov 2017

Zambia's state-controlled investment firm wants bigger stake in copper mines

LONDON, Nov 29 Following the sharp rise in copper prices this year Zambia's state-controlled firm ZCCM Investments Holdings wants to increase its stakes in the country's mines and also expects higher dividend payments, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

29 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Lonmin to cut social, discretionary spending to save cash

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON Troubled platinum producer Lonmin plans to cut spending on social and labour projects and freeze "non-critical" recruitment, part of an array of measures to save cash, according to an unpublished presentation reviewed by Reuters.

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

Petra Diamonds sees brighter 2018 after warning of debt breach

LONDON A possible breach of its banking agreements does not pose a big risk to Petra Diamonds because its finances will improve following the end of a labour dispute in South Africa and the lifting of an export ban in Tanzania, its chief executive said.

21 Nov 2017

Gold edges up on lower U.S. dollar; market awaits Fed minutes

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold bounced up slightly on Tuesday, as a weaker U.S. dollar gave bullion a boost after the previous day's sharp decline and as investors awaited the minutes, due on Wednesday, of the Federal Reserve meeting held in November.

16 Nov 2017

Gold steady, investors weigh U.S. rate moves against fiscal outlook

LONDON Gold prices were steady on Thursday as investors weighed the impact of an expected rise U.S. interest rates against uncertainty about the direction of U.S. fiscal policy.

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