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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NEW YORK/LONDON Gold declined more than 1 percent and hit its lowest in a year on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened during testimony by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the U.S. Congress.
MOSCOW/LONDON Russia and Kazakhstan are cutting back sales of hot-rolled steel coils to Iran in part because of new U.S. sanctions on Tehran, steel traders said.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices slipped on Wednesday as U.S. threat of tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods pushed safe-haven flows to the U.S. dollar and dashed hopes that Washington would eventually step back from the escalating row.
LONDON Gold steadied on Thursday as the dollar came off the boil, though the market lacked direction and seemed unable to capitalise on escalating trade tensions.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold fell on Friday, but bounced off session lows as the dollar weakened and equities rose, yet bullion was on track for a small weekly gain amid escalating U.S.-Sino trade tensions.
Düsseldorf/Frankfurt/London Die Freude von Thyssenkrupp-Chef Heinrich Hiesinger über den Durchbruch beim Abschluss des Stahl-Joint-Venture mit Tata Steel war groß: "Durch den Zusammenschluss der Nummer Zwei und Drei in Europa schaffen wir eine deutliche stärkere Nummer Zwei", jubelte der Manager am Samstag vergangener Woche.
LONDON Gold drifted lower on Thursday despite a weaker dollar as investors worried that U.S. Federal Reserve minutes would highlight the prospect of further rate hikes.
FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF/LONDON Top managers at Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel have reached out to the European Commission to seek approval for a landmark joint venture deal, with legal experts and analysts saying they might have to sell assets to get it.
LONDON Gold hit its lowest in more than six months on Tuesday as a sell off in global risk assets eased and the precious metal remained under pressure from the prospect that rising U.S. interest rates will further support the dollar.
LONDON/MUMBAI India's biggest steelmaker JSW Steel is expected to make a bid for ArcelorMittal's Galati plant in Romania, three sources told Reuters, potentially competing against Ukraine's Metinvest and Italy's Marcegaglia.