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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 Feb 2018

Maximising returns: Chinese steel mills to ramp up output before curbs bite again

MANILA/SHANGHAI China's steel producers are eager to unleash their mills' capacity when this winter's output curbs end next month, hoping for a repeat of last year's record profits based on high margins and less competition as outdated plants were closed.

21 Feb 2018

Maximising returns: Chinese mills to ramp up output before curbs bite again

MANILA/SHANGHAI, Feb 21 China's steel producers are eager to unleash their mills' capacity when this winter's output curbs end next month, hoping for a repeat of last year's record profits based on high margins and less competition as outdated plants were closed.

20 Feb 2018

Energy World to kick off Philippines LNG terminal, plans another

MANILA Australia-listed Energy World Corp expects to start up a gas-fired power plant in the Philippines by end-2018, its chief executive said, fed by the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports.

13 Feb 2018

China will contest any 'unfair' U.S. trade measures on steel: think-tank

MANILA China will oppose any "unfair and unreasonable" trade measures by countries such as the United States against its steel companies, a Chinese government think-tank said on Tuesday, arguing protectionism will "poison" the industry.

08 Feb 2018

China iron ore imports hit 2nd-highest on record on restocking

SHANGHAI/MANILA China's iron ore imports jumped to the second highest level on record in January as the world's top buyer built stockpiles ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday and the lifting of steel production curbs next month.

06 Feb 2018

China's coke, coking coal futures defy global market rout

MANILA Steelmaking commodity coke surged to a six-week high in China on Tuesday, and steel and iron ore prices rose to their strongest in over a week, as investors defied a global financial selloff and raised their bets amid supply disruptions.

26 Jan 2018

Under steel's shadow, iron ore seen tumbling 13 percent in 2018: Reuters poll

MANILA The price of steelmaking ingredient iron ore will drop 13 percent this year to around $60 a ton, pressured by plentiful supply, potentially slower demand in top consumer China and reduced profits on churning out steel, a Reuters poll showed.

15 Jan 2018

Iron ore prices fall with steel in China amid slower demand

MANILA Chinese rebar steel futures dropped nearly 1 percent on Monday on weaker demand over winter in the world's top consumer, dragging down prices of raw material iron ore.

13 Dec 2017

ADB lowers India's 2017 growth outlook to 6.7 percent

MANILA The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday raised its economic growth estimate for developing Asia to 6 percent for this year from a previous estimate of 5.9 percent, citing stronger than expected exports and China's resilience. It lowered India's 2017 growth outlook to 6.7 percent from 7.0 percent.

08 Dec 2017

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

MANILA The Philippines will seek the return of 3 billion pesos ($59 million) it paid French drugmaker Sanofi for a dengue vaccine used to immunise hundreds of thousands of children that Sanofi has said could worsen the disease in some cases.

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