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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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21 Jun 2017

Philippines says Islamist militants free hostages after day-long drama

MANILA The Philippine military said Islamist militants fled from a primary school in the south on Wednesday, leaving behind 31 hostages unharmed, including 12 children, after a day-long gunbattle with troops.

15 Jun 2017

In reversal of fortune, China's low-value steelmakers beat high-end peers

MANILA/BEIJING Powered by China's infrastructure push, Chinese construction steel producers are seeing their best profits in years, lording it over their high-value counterparts in a setback for Beijing's years-long drive urging steelmakers to move up the value chain.

08 Jun 2017

China May iron ore imports recover from six-month low

BEIJING/MANILA China's iron ore imports rose 5.5 percent in May from a year earlier, recovering from a six-month low in April, as mills in the top steelmaking nation scooped up more raw material as they posted strong profits.

02 Jun 2017

Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing dozens in panic

MANILA A gunman stormed a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people who mostly suffocated in thick smoke, in an attack claimed by Islamic State but which officials insist was a botched robbery. | Video

02 Jun 2017

Deadly casino attack fuels Philippines security concerns

MANILA Security experts and patrons at a Philippines casino on Friday expressed alarm at the apparent ease with which a lone gunman was able gain entry to the building before opening fire and starting a blaze that killed more than 30 people.

31 May 2017

Glut, Chinese gamblers fuel iron ore's biggest rout in a year

MANILA A stubborn glut and selling by Chinese speculators have slashed iron ore prices this year, with traders and industry officials predicting further declines as memories fade of the steelmaking commodity's stunning recovery in 2016.

31 May 2017

China steel PMI rises to one-year high in May; risks rising

MANILA/BEIJING Activity in China's steel industry expanded at the fastest pace in a year in May, industry data showed on Wednesday, with a rise in new orders giving mills in the world's top producer incentive to further ramp up output.

31 May 2017

China steel PMI rises to one-year high in May; risks rising

MANILA/BEIJING Activity in China's steel industry expanded at the fastest pace in a year in May, industry data showed on Wednesday, with a rise in new orders giving mills in the world's top producer incentive to further ramp up output.

22 May 2017

China steel hits nine-week peak amid crackdown, lifts iron ore

MANILA Chinese steel futures jumped more than 6 percent on Monday to their highest since March, stretching last week's gains on concerns over limited supply as Beijing keeps up a campaign to clamp down on polluting producers.

11 May 2017

Philippines finance minister says mining should be encouraged, not suppressed

MANILA Extractive industries like mining should be promoted, not curbed, the Philippines' finance minister said on Thursday, promising investors there will be no more arbitrary suspensions of operations and more transparency in regulation.

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