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Emily Chow

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

13 Sep 2017

Under EU attack, top palm oil producers rethink trade strategy

By Bernadette Christina Munthe, Fransiska Nangoy and Emily Chow

10 Sep 2017

With Trump meeting, Malaysia's PM seeks to put 1MDB scandal behind him

KUALA LUMPUR In a room packed with Malaysian civil servants, foreign ministry secretary general Ramlan Ibrahim raised his right hand as he read out an anti-corruption pledge.

25 Aug 2017

New Singapore bourse eyes metals, rubber after palm olein launch - sources

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 Asia Pacific Exchange Pte (Apex), Singapore's newest derivatives bourse, is targeting a fourth quarter 2017 launch for its palm olein contract and is considering rubber and metals contracts for future listings, according to two sources closely linked with Apex.

25 Aug 2017

Malaysia's Petronas raises payout commitment to government as profit surges

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd [PETR.UL] on Friday raised its dividend payment commitment to the government after reporting that second-quarter profit quadrupled because of higher oil prices and improved margins.

18 Aug 2017

India's refined palm oil imports to fall as duty change makes crude palm cheaper

MUMBAI/KUALA LUMPUR India's refined palm oil imports are likely to plunge in the next marketing year, industry officials said, as changes in trade tariffs make imports of crude palm oil cheaper, a boon for refiners previously hit by cheaper imports of rivals' goods.

17 Aug 2017

Petronas 2.0: tougher on costs and more downstream

KUALA LUMPUR When Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin took over as CEO of Malaysian state energy firm Petronas in April 2015, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil had tumbled to around $55, half the level of the previous year.

15 Aug 2017

Interview: Leaner, meaner Petronas targets key markets for growth

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian state energy firm Petronas will focus on a few select markets for expansion, its CEO told Reuters, as it positions itself as leaner and meaner for a medium-term period of relatively low oil prices.

15 Aug 2017

Petronas expects balance in oversupplied LNG market in 2023

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian state energy company Petroliam Nasional Berhad [PETR.UL] expects the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market to remain oversupplied until as late as 2023, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

26 Jul 2017

Malaysia's Petronas scraps $29 billion western Canada LNG project

CALGARY, Alberta/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian oil company Petronas has scrapped a proposed C$36 billion ($29 billion) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in western Canada due to weak prices, in a blow to both its global ambitions and Canada's hopes of becoming a major LNG player.

25 Jul 2017

Malaysia's Najib asks investors to move past 1MDB as economy strengthens

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday urged investors to move on from a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal at state fund 1MDB that has weighed on southeast Asia's third-largest economy, saying the country is now "stronger than ever".

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