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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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25 Feb 2016

Noble Group flags refinancing on track after first loss in 2 decades

SINGAPORE Singapore-listed commodity trader Noble Group expects to refinance its debt ahead of schedule, after reporting its first annual loss in nearly 20 years on Thursday, battered by a $1.2 billion writedown for weak coal prices.

17 Feb 2016

Philippine Air signs multi billion dollar Airbus deal

SINGAPORE Philippine Airlines (PAL) ordered 6 wide body Airbus jets worth about $1.8 billion at list prices as it seeks to fly non-stop flights to U.S. destinations, helping it expand its lucrative international network.PAL will start taking delivery of the Airbus A350-900 jets in two years, Jamie Bautista, PAL's president, and Fabrice Bregier, Airbus president, told a news conference at the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday.

16 Feb 2016

Planemakers flag strong aircraft demand despite economic headwinds

SINGAPORE The aviation market is holding up well despite a faltering global economy, with customers finding funds for purchases and taking deliveries of planes, Boeing and Airbus said at the Singapore Airshow.

15 Feb 2016

U.S. admiral warns against Chinese fighter flights from South China Sea runways

SINGAPORE Any move by China to fly jet fighters from runways on its new man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea would be destablising and would not deter U.S. flights over the area, a senior U.S. naval officer said on Monday.

12 Feb 2016

Syngenta deal could pave way for biotech acceptance from China users

SINGAPORE ChemChina's purchase of Syngenta could remove some of the suspicion around genetically modified crops and ultimately lead to more rapid user acceptance of biotechnology in food production in China, Syngenta's Chief Operating Officer Davor Pisk told Reuters.

10 Feb 2016

India, Singapore scientists race to make Zika test kit, but lack of live sample a challenge

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE Scientists in Asia are racing to put together detection kits for the Zika virus, with China on Thursday confirming its first case, but the researchers are challenged by the lack of a crucial element - a live sample of the virus.

05 Feb 2016

Banker in 1MDB-linked Singapore case withdraws request to unfreeze accounts

SINGAPORE A banker at Swiss wealth manager BSI Singapore withdrew a request to the Singapore High Court on Friday to release his bank accounts, frozen by authorities here as part of an investigation into money laundering related to the embattled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.

16 Dec 2015

China slowdown sinks Asia sentiment to four-year low: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

SINGAPORE Sentiment at some of Asia's biggest firms deteriorated again in the fourth quarter, falling to a four-year low under the weight of concerns about slowing growth in China, the region's biggest economy, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

16 Dec 2015

China slowdown sinks Asia sentiment to four-year low - Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

SINGAPORE Sentiment at some of Asia's biggest firms deteriorated again in the fourth quarter, falling to a four-year low under the weight of concerns about slowing growth in China, the region's biggest economy, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

16 Dec 2015

China slowdown sinks Asia sentiment to four-year low -Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

SINGAPORE Sentiment at some of Asia's biggest firms deteriorated again in the fourth quarter, falling to a four-year low under the weight of concerns about slowing growth in China, the region's biggest economy, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

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