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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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10 Jul 2018

Japan's Mitsui may raise its stake in Vale: executive

TOKYO Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co may boost its stake in Brazil's Vale SA if other shareholders sell part of their holdings, a senior executive said, giving it greater influence over the iron ore giant's management.

05 Jul 2018

EXPLAINER-What the failed Glencore-Tohoku coal talks mean for the market

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, July 5 Electric utilities in Japan and other Asian countries are driving blind when it comes to coal prices after the failure of Japan's Tohoku Electric and Glencore to agree on an annual thermal coal contract that is used to set prices for the region.

15 Jun 2018

Japan suspends sale of Canadian wheat after GMO wheat found in Alberta

TOKYO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba Japan's farm ministry said on Friday it has suspended its tender and sale of wheat from Canada after grain containing a genetically modified trait was discovered last summer in Canada's Alberta province.

12 Jun 2018

India set to miss key target for Japan-backed bullet train project: sources

PALGHAR, India/TOKYO India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's most ambitious projects.

06 Jun 2018

Asia aluminium premiums tumble as Rusal trade unwinds, China exports jump

TOKYO/MELBOURNE Spot aluminium premiums in Asia have nearly halved in recent weeks, even as U.S. premiums hold at 3-year highs, driven down by an influx of Chinese metal and bets that Russian producer Rusal will avoid sanctions.

29 May 2018

Aluminum producers seek up to 24 percent higher third quarter premiums from Japan buyers: sources

TOKYO Two global aluminum producers have offered Japanese buyers a premium of $159-160 per ton for primary metal shipments for the July-September quarter, up 23-24 percent from the current quarter, four sources directly involved in pricing talks said.

23 May 2018

Sumitomo sees Ambatovy, Sierra Gorda metal projects turning profitable within three years

TOKYO Japan's Sumitomo Corp sees its Ambatovy nickel-cobalt project in Madagascar and Sierra Gorda copper project in Chile turning profitable within three years, as the mines recover from repeated delays and damage from inclement weather.

21 May 2018

Japan's Nippon Steel says solid demand mutes impact of U.S. duties

TOKYO Strong global demand has helped cushion the impact on Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp of new U.S. import duties, but Japan's top steelmaker remains worried Washington's trade barriers could lead to a glut in Asia, a much bigger market for the company.

21 May 2018

Nippon Steel says solid demand mutes impact of U.S. duties

TOKYO Strong global demand has helped cushion the impact on Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp of new U.S. import duties, but Japan's top steelmaker remains worried Washington's trade barriers could lead to a glut in Asia, its much bigger market.

17 May 2018

Japan buys 3 vessels of sorghum amid China-U.S. trade spat: sources

TOKYO Japanese buyers have bought between 150,000 and 180,000 tonnes of U.S. sorghum carried by three vessels previously bound for China amid a trade spat between Beijing and Washington, five industry sources with knowledge of the deals told Reuters.

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