Peter Hobson

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

16 Feb 2018

Co-owners of Russia's Nornickel back in fight for control

MOSCOW/LONDON A power struggle over Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) resurfaced on Friday as billionaire Vladimir Potanin offered to buy Roman Abramovich's stake in the mining group, and a third businessman - Oleg Deripaska - tried to block the deal.

09 Feb 2018

LME says likely to make fee cuts permanent after volumes rise

LONDON The London Metal Exchange (LME) was likely to make fee cuts permanent on short- and medium-dated carry trades after volumes on those trades rose in January, despite slightly weaker overall turnover, it said on Friday.

09 Feb 2018

Gold prices flat, concern over rising interest rates weighs

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices were flat on Thursday, slumping early on concern about rising U.S. bond yields and global interest rates, but buyers emerged to lift bullion when it hit a technical support level at about $1,312 an ounce.

05 Feb 2018

Global miners join forces to challenge new Congo code

LONDON International mining companies operating in Democratic Republic of Congo are mounting a coordinated campaign against a new mining code they say will stifle investment there, Randgold's chief executive told Reuters.

26 Jan 2018

Gold reverses course, falls from 2016 high as dollar rebounds

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold dropped more than 1 percent on Thursday, retreating after an early rise as the U.S. dollar strengthened when President Donald Trump talked up a stronger greenback.

25 Jan 2018

Diamonds drive Anglo American output rise, copper flat

LONDON Anglo American beat expectations on Thursday with a 5 percent increase in production in 2017, driven by increases in diamond and iron ore output, while base metal copper stagnated.

24 Jan 2018

Goldman, Citi final bidders for Scotiabank's metals business: sources

LONDON The field of prospective bidders for ScotiaMocatta, the metals trading arm of Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia , has narrowed to two, three banking and industry sources said on Wednesday.

22 Jan 2018

Tiberius to jump into cryptocurrencies with metals-backed digital coin

LONDON Swiss-based commodities fund Tiberius Group plans to make a foray into cryptocurrencies with the launch of what may be the first digital money underpinned by physically deliverable metals including industrials such as aluminum and copper.

18 Jan 2018

Gold flat, holds near four-month highs as dollar slips

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices hovered near four-month highs on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of currencies.

16 Jan 2018

As stockpiles fall, which metals are really in tight supply?

LONDON Stocks of industrial metals in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses fell more than 40 percent last year and further declines are expected in 2018, which should in theory signal tighter supplies and fuel a blistering price rally.


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