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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

20 Jul 2018

Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern

LONDON/TOKYO Panasonic Corp said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions, and that it had suspended relations with a Canadian supplier as a result of its concerns.

18 Jul 2018

London Metal Exchange moves further towards launch of lithium contract

LONDON The London Metal Exchange has asked companies that assess prices of battery-grade lithium to submit proposals to supply a reference for the cash-settled contracts it plans to launch next year, the exchange said.

17 Jul 2018

Smelting constraints make zinc's price plunge look overdone

LONDON Expectations for a rise in zinc concentrate supplies in coming years have driven down the metal price to one-year lows, but smelting capacity constraints suggest the sell-off is premature.

16 Jul 2018

Gold steadies as weak physical demand, higher U.S. rates weigh

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold steadied on Monday as weak physical demand in top-consuming regions and the expectation of higher U.S. interest rates weigh, despite the bullion-priced U.S. dollar losing steam.

13 Jul 2018

Gold, silver slide to seven-month lows as dollar climbs

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold and silver prices slid to seven-month lows on Friday as the dollar rose to a two-week peak, buoyed by safe-haven purchases made in an ongoing U.S.-China tariff trade war. Demand for the precious metals also waned on expectations of higher U.S. interest rates.

28 Jun 2018

GRAPHIC-Inventory draws highlight nickel shortages, buttress prices

LONDON, June 28 Two years ago the chances of a nickel price recovery seemed remote, but that mindset has changed as shrinking stocks and falling supplies have created a bullish backdrop for the stainless steel ingredient.

25 Jun 2018

Metals brokers enjoy fat profits from Rusal chaos

LONDON Surging volumes and volatility in industrial metals so far this year, largely due to U.S. sanctions slapped on Russian aluminum producer Rusal, have been a major money-spinner for several brokers and banks after years of tepid market conditions.

22 Jun 2018

Gold hits 6-month low as investors sell, dollar climbs

LONDON Gold prices sank to six-month lows on Thursday as investors sold holdings in the physical market and the dollar climbed due to expectations of higher interest rates in the United States.

14 Jun 2018

After cobalt-free pledge, Panasonic to triple consumption for auto batteries - sources

LONDON Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time, industry sources said, even as the company aims to develop cobalt-free automotive batteries in the near future.

08 Jun 2018

Rusal faces more turmoil if U.S. sanctions not lifted by late August: sources

MOSCOW Rusal's exports and finances will take another hit if Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is unable to persuade Washington to lift sanctions on the aluminum producer by late August, three industry sources said.


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