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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

18 Jul 2018

Guinea's mining minister says there will be Simandou deal, talks go on

LONDON Guinea is in constant talks with Rio Tinto and Chinalco to finalize a deal on selling two blocks of the vast Simandou iron ore project, its mining minister said, adding he was confident an agreement would be reached.

03 Jul 2018

Rio Tinto ready to splash out on copper

LONDON Rio Tinto wants copper, and it's ready to pay top-dollar.

27 Jun 2018

London court backs Deripaska in battle of Russian tycoons

LONDON/MOSCOW Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska got a boost on Wednesday in a long-running battle for control of Norilsk Nickel when a high court judge ruled fellow investor Roman Abramovich did not have the right to sell shares in the miner to a third businessman.

21 Jun 2018

First new all-electric mine dumps diesel; cuts costs, pollution

CHAPLEAU, Ontario/LONDON Hundreds of feet below thick boreal forest blanketing the Canadian Shield, a squad of near-silent, battery-powered machines are tunneling toward gold in a multimillion-dollar mining experiment to ditch diesel.

21 Jun 2018

Miner Petropavlovsk's biggest shareholder outlines his case for change

LONDON Russian miner Petropavlovsk's largest shareholder, who is calling for an overhaul of the board, has written to fellow shareholders, setting out plans to sell the company's stake in an iron ore unit and to draw up deal targets in the gold sector.

15 Jun 2018

Glencore settles with Gertler over Congo royalties

LONDON Glencore has settled a mining row in Democratic Republic of Congo with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler by agreeing to pay royalties in a currency other than U.S. dollars, lowering the risk of disruption to copper and cobalt supplies.

13 Jun 2018

Tharisa deepens Zimbabwe exposure with platinum deal

LONDON South African miner Tharisa on Wednesday deepened its exposure to Zimbabwe, saying it had bought a 26.8 percent stake in platinum group reserves for $4.5 million (3.37 million pounds) and could increase its presence greatly if conditions are right.

31 May 2018

Petropavlovsk turns up the heat on biggest shareholder Rakishev

LONDON Petropavlovsk has said it will remove the board member representing the Russian gold miner's biggest shareholder Kenges Rakishev, ratcheting up tensions between rival investor groups over management of the company.

31 May 2018

Johnson Matthey to produce new battery material in 2021-22

LONDON Chemicals group Johnson Matthey said on Thursday it expected to start production in 2021-22 of a battery material it has developed with improved performance and reduced cobalt content to contain costs.

29 May 2018

Interview: De Beers sees sparkle in synthetic diamond jewellery

LONDON Anglo American unit De Beers is launching a company to sell laboratory-produced diamonds for jewellery in a departure from its century-old business model of promoting natural stones.


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