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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LONDON Nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers have won the right to sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts in a ruling that could lead to other multinationals being pursued in London for their activities overseas.
LONDON A group of investors including buyout firm Apollo and pension fund Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is bidding for coal assets put up for sale by mining giant Rio Tinto , which could fetch $2 billion, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
LONDON British explorer Altus Strategies on Wednesday signed an outline 3.4 million pound deal to buy Legend Gold Corp and said it was aiming to make the most of a subdued market to grow the newly-listed company further.
LONDON West African-focused Cora Gold Limited on Monday lists on London's AIM market for small companies to raise 3.45 million pounds ($4.5 million) to fund exploration at its flagship Sanankoro project in Mali.
Miner and commodities trader Glencore has agreed to buy a further stake worth at least $531 million in Peru's largest zinc miner, Volcan Compañia Minera SAA , the company said on Tuesday.
(This version of the September 18 story corrects to read S&P Global Market Intelligence, paragraph 6)
LONDON Stellar Diamonds, a London-listed small-cap, is seeking funding for a $45 million diamond project in Sierra Leone it says will be the first major mining project since the Ebola crisis rocked the country's economy.
LONDON Upheaval in Tanzania, where the government has made huge tax demands and seized minerals, has triggered changes in neighboring Kenya, which should reassure the industry, said the CEO of Goldplat , which operates a gold mine there.
LONDON London-listed junior miner Hummingbird Resources is exploring for opportunities and investigating derivatives to manage gold price risk, as it brings online a Malian mine its much bigger previous owner Gold Fields rejected.
SYDNEY/LONDON Global mining heads may have thought they'd seen it all in the last five years, navigating a recovery after a commodities boom turned to bust. As the cycle turns, it brings a new challenge: tackling growth in an industry still scarred by its excesses.