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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

19 Oct 2017

Nasdaq, SGX in pact to woo firms interested in listing on both boards

Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) and Nasdaq Inc said on Wednesday they were teaming up to woo fast-growing Asian tech firms interested in listing on both their exchanges, as they look to better compete for mid-sized IPOs.

18 Oct 2017

Bain defends Asatsu-DK bid as shareholder opposition grows

HONG KONG/TOKYO Bain Capital defended its $1.35 billion offer to buy Asatsu-DK Inc on Wednesday as shareholder opposition to the deal grew, saying the offer is "fully priced".

17 Oct 2017

U.S. exchanges set for highest number of Asian IPOs since 2010

HONG KONG U.S. exchanges are set to record their busiest year for IPOs from Asian firms since 2010 and may sustain the pace in 2018, as startups from Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam join a flurry of Chinese firms that have already listed in the country.

16 Oct 2017

Kazakhtelecom may be first key state company to list abroad in 2018

HONG KONG Kazakhstan's largest telecom operator may be the first of three big state-run companies to list abroad in 2018, an executive at the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund said on Monday, as the country looks to attract billions of dollars in its privatization drive.

13 Oct 2017

HK regulator drops lawsuit against StanChart, UBS over 2009 IPO: sources

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator has dropped a lawsuit against Standard Chartered Plc and UBS Group AG over their roles in the 2009 IPO of timber company China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

12 Oct 2017

China's PINTEC launches Singapore robo advisor backed by insurer FWD

HONG KONG Financial technology company PINTEC Group said on Thursday it launched a venture in Singapore, its first outside China, betting on booming demand for automated investment advice in fast-growing Southeast Asian countries.

11 Oct 2017

Hong Kong regulator probing 15 firms for IPO sponsorship roles

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator is probing "substandard work" by 15 firms in their roles as sponsors for initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Asian financial hub, a senior official said on Wednesday.

10 Oct 2017

Hong Kong regulator aims for 'northbound' China investor ID system in 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator plans to implement a real-time investor identification system around mid-2018 for "northbound" trading under the Stock Connect program with China, its chief said, a move aimed at detecting potential misconduct.

02 Oct 2017

Bank watchdogs in final reform effort as fatigue sets in

LONDON/HONG KONG Reforms aimed at preventing a repeat of the financial crisis a decade ago face a critical test this week when global regulators try to put the finishing touches to one of their main pillars.

01 Oct 2017

Reuters Summit: Bank watchdogs in final reform effort as fatigue sets in

LONDON/HONG KONG Reforms aimed at preventing a repeat of the financial crisis a decade ago face a critical test this week when global regulators try to put the finishing touches to one of their main pillars.

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