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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BEIJING/SINGAPORE A cargo of soybeans from the United States bought by China's state grain stockpiler will arrive in China next Thursday, the last delivery before stiff import tariffs threaten supplies from one of China's top suppliers, according to shipping data and two sources familiar with the matter.
SINGAPORE India's monsoons, which hit the southern coast late last month, are expected to make slow progress over the next two weeks and delay the onset of crucial rains over north-western parts of the country, a private U.S.-based weather forecaster said.
SINGAPORE, June 4 U.S. crude oil futures dipped for a third consecutive session on Monday, with prices coming under pressure from record U.S. output and expectations of higher OPEC supplies.
SINGAPORE, June 1 U.S. crude oil steadied on Friday after deep losses in the previous session on pressure from all-time high U.S. production and expectations of higher OPEC output.
SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Singapore's third derivatives exchange kicked off trading on Friday with the launch of palm oil futures, as the largely China-backed bourse looks to get a foothold in the region in preparation for other contracts down the line.
BEIJING/SINGAPORE China's state grain stockpiler has returned this week to the U.S. soybean market for the first time since early April, a sign Beijing is preparing to resume purchases as trade tensions between the world's top two economies ease, two sources said.
SINGAPORE Asian flour millers are set to buy record volumes of wheat from Black Sea producers in 2018 as traditional supplier Australia faces a second year of drought and as demand continues to grow around the region, traders said.
SINGAPORE, May 23 Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday as the market took a breather on expectations OPEC may raise supplies as early as June, although geopolitical risks kept a floor under the market.
SINGAPORE/BEIJING An unexpected drop in short-term Chinese purchases of Brazilian soybeans is denting exports of the oilseed from the South American nation, which just a few weeks ago looked poised to benefit from a Washington-Beijing trade war.
SINGAPORE/SYDNEY Australian farmers are planting wheat in some of the driest soils in years, following on from a severe drought that cut 2017/18 output in the world's fourth-largest wheat exporter to the lowest in a decade.