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India

A. Ananthalakshmi

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

11 Nov 2017

Asia-Pacific leaders say to fight 'unfair trade' in nod to Trump

DANANG, Vietnam Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address "unfair trade practices" and "market distorting subsidies" in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the global trade landscape. | Video

02 Nov 2017

Leaked data from massive Malaysian breach "likely available online for long time"

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, Nov 2 Personal details of tens of millions of Malaysians obtained from a 2014 data breach have likely been available for sale for a long time, according to the founder of an online portal who revealed the massive data breach this week.

02 Nov 2017

Indian hardline preacher Zakir Naik finds refuge in Malaysia as politicised Islam grows

KUALA LUMPUR When Zakir Naik emerged from a prominent Malaysian mosque last month fans swarmed about him, seeking selfies with the Indian Muslim televangelist whose hardline views have sparked a criminal investigation back in his home country.

13 Oct 2017

Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programs.

13 Oct 2017

Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programmes.

06 Oct 2017

From food to cosmetics, Japan firms eye Malaysia's halal industry: SMBC

KUALA LUMPUR Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) is looking to back a push by Japanese firms planning to invest in Malaysia's Sharia-compliant halal market, an SMBC official said.

04 Oct 2017

Malaysia's Petronas puts some Canadian assets up for sale: adviser

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, is looking to sell some oil and gas assets owned by its Canadian unit Progress Energy, its adviser BMO Capital Markets said.

14 Sep 2017

Boys 'cried from barred windows' as Islamic school blaze kills 23 in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR A blaze at an Islamic boarding school in the Malaysian capital killed at least 23 people on Thursday, most of them teenage boys who cried for help from barred windows, officials and witnesses said. | Video

25 Aug 2017

Malaysia's Petronas raises payout commitment to government as profit surges

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd [PETR.UL] on Friday raised its dividend payment commitment to the government after reporting that second-quarter profit quadrupled because of higher oil prices and improved margins.

17 Aug 2017

Petronas 2.0: tougher on costs and more downstream

KUALA LUMPUR When Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin took over as CEO of Malaysian state energy firm Petronas in April 2015, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil had tumbled to around $55, half the level of the previous year.

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