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 Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd has overtaken Goldman Sachs to break into the top three banks for commodities business, having significantly expanded its U.S. energy operations in recent years while rivals cut back.
LONDON Norwegian aluminium components producer Sapa is reopening a British plant to supply material for the country's first electric vehicle factory that will produce London black cabs.
LONDON Gold fell on Friday after a European Central Bank official called for scaling back the bank's stimulus programme, although losses were capped when weaker than expected U.S. economic data raised questions about further rate hikes.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices rose to a one-year peak on Thursday after the dollar tumbled on the back of weak U.S. jobs data and an unchanged growth and inflation outlook from the European Central Bank.
LONDON Gold prices shot up on Monday to their highest in close to a year as investors bought safe-haven assets on worries that North Korea might launch more missiles after its sixth and largest nuclear test.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold jumped to its highest since November on Tuesday, extending the prior day's rally above $1,300 per ounce as investors bought bullion as insurance against falling prices of other assets after North Korea tested a ballistic missile over Japan.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices drifted lower on Thursday, pressured by a firmer dollar as investors awaited cues on further interest rate hikes from central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole this week.
NEW YORK Gold rose about 1 percent on Wednesday, shaking off two days of losses, as the dollar edged lower after the release of the minutes from Federal Reserve's July meeting at which policymakers voted unanimously to keep U.S. interest rates unchanged.
LONDON The price of gold climbed to the highest levels in two months on Thursday as the United States and North Korea exchanged more threats, prompting investors to buy bullion as a safe haven asset.
LONDON, Aug 9 The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to reduce fees on short-dated trades to boost volumes, the chief of the exchange's Hong Kong owner said on Wednesday after results showed LME activity slumped again in the first half.