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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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10 Aug 2017

Indian gold price discounts narrow, Chinese premiums steady

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Gold demand in India remained sluggish this week as local prices jumped to their highest level in nearly three months and a rally in global prices of the precious metal dampened fresh buying elsewhere in Asia.

28 Jul 2017

India gold discount widens to max in seven months; higher prices hurt demand

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Gold prices in India this week recorded the biggest discount in seven months as a rebound in prices curtailed retail demand, while lower premiums in other Asian centres failed to lure customers amid seasonal slowdown.

27 Jul 2017

Gold rises to six-week high as dollar drops after Fed statement

BENGALURU Gold rose for a second day on Thursday, hitting a six-week high, on rising demand for the yellow metal as the dollar dropped to a 13-month low after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated that it would keep to a slow path of monetary tightening.

21 Jul 2017

Gold demand slumps as prices rise, seasonal consumption slows in India

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Gold demand in Asia eroded this week due to higher prices with a seasonal slowdown denting the lure for the precious metal in second-biggest consumer India.

12 Jul 2017

Gold prices steady as investors await Yellen's testimony

BENGALURU Gold held steady on Wednesday as investors awaited testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and central bank officials expressed caution about further interest rate hikes.

06 Jul 2017

Gold slips after Fed minutes show split outlook, data eyed

BENGALURU Gold slipped on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's June meeting showed policymakers were split on the outlook for inflation and how it might affect the future pace of interest rate hikes.

29 Jun 2017

India gold premiums jump to 7-1/2-month high ahead of tax hike

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Gold premiums in India jumped to the highest level in 7-1/2 months this week as consumers advanced purchases to avoid paying higher tax when a new nationwide sales tax takes effect from July 1.

23 Jun 2017

Indian gold prices switch back to a premium

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Gold traded at a premium to official domestic prices in India this week for the first time in about a month, while demand remained lacklustre elsewhere in Asia despite a drop in prices.

28 Feb 2017

Poll: Rising U.S. shale to rein in oil below $60 despite OPEC cuts

Oil may struggle to rise beyond about $60 a barrel by the end of 2017, even if OPEC extends its supply cuts and global demand continues to improve, as U.S. shale production ramps up.

31 Jan 2017

Analysts weigh OPEC price boost against hit from U.S. shale

Oil markets are starting to tighten, prompting industry analysts to raise their 2017 price forecasts, but they remain cautious that rising U.S. production could offset any major price gains from OPEC'S output deal.


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