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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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17 Nov 2017

Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100 million loss

LONDON London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise. For Lansdowne, that bet had generated returns in 2014 and 2015, when Glencore more than other major miners was dragged down by falling commodity prices and concerns about its level of debt. But so far this year, Glencore's shares have risen 29 percent, from 278 to 354 pence, making it the top-performing global miner.

15 Nov 2017

Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

15 Nov 2017

Analysis: Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

14 Nov 2017

Central Asia Metals pauses for breath after Macedonia mine deal

LONDON Central Asia Metals (CAML), which has just bought a lead and zinc mine in Macedonia, would consider further purchases but not for six months, its chairman said on Monday.

07 Nov 2017

Anglo American considers bid for Louis Dreyfus metals unit: sources

MELBOURNE/LONDON Mining giant Anglo American is among several companies interested in buying commodity trader Louis Dreyfus's [AKIRAU.UL] metals business, three trading and banking sources told Reuters.

31 Oct 2017

Anglo American investors demand clarity as dealmaker chairman arrives

LONDON Anglo American's new chairman, who arrives on Wednesday, faces investor calls for clear direction at the miner, long seen as a potential takeover target.

26 Oct 2017

Small mining companies shun London market after IPO flops

LONDON Lacklustre performances by small mining companies on the London Stock Exchange are driving rivals in need of cash to find alternative ways to raise capital, either by merging or turning to other markets such as Toronto.

25 Oct 2017

Savannah Resources seeks pole position in European lithium race

LONDON Miner Savannah Resources aims to begin mining lithium in Portugal at the end of 2019, making it the first big producer of the battery mineral in Europe, where rival projects are springing up across the continent.

25 Oct 2017

Small mining companies shun London market after IPO flops

LONDON Lackluster performances by small mining companies on the London Stock Exchange are driving rivals in need of cash to find alternative ways to raise capital, either by merging or turning to other markets such as Toronto.

23 Oct 2017

Exclusive: EU dismisses smoke regulation, looks into tougher fire safety tests

BRUSSELS/LONDON There is no need for Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from building materials, according to a report expected to be signed off by the EU executive over the coming weeks, disappointing campaigners who say regulation is urgently needed following London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

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