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Aradhana Aravindan

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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08 Dec 2017

Airbnb pushes back on Singapore's tough home rental rules

SINGAPORE Short-term home rental service Airbnb on Friday called Singapore's regulatory framework "untenable" as authorities said they planned to hold discussions with home-sharing platforms and resident groups soon on how such accommodation may be allowed.

21 Nov 2017

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORESoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.

23 Oct 2017

Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap SE Asia e-commerce boom

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding.

17 Oct 2017

Singapore September exports post surprise decline as electronics stumble

SINGAPORE Singapore's exports unexpectedly fell from a year earlier in September, data showed on Tuesday, their first on-year contraction in five months as electronics shipments posted their first decline in almost a year.

13 Oct 2017

Singapore central bank keeps policy unchanged, flags slower 2018 growth

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged on Friday, even as third-quarter economic growth beat market expectations, saying the economy could moderate next year as the global recovery enters a more mature phase.

09 Oct 2017

Singapore developer bids for full control of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Singapore's City Developments (CDL) has made an offer to buy the remaining shares of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) it does not own, in a deal that values the hotels group at about 1.8 billion pounds ($2.4 billion).

02 Oct 2017

Singapore third-quarter private home prices rise for first time in four years

SINGAPORE Singapore's private home prices rose for the first time in four years in the third quarter, marking a possible turning point for the sector, with analysts expecting clearer signs of a property market recovery in 2018.

23 Sep 2017

Southeast Asian online services firm Sea applies for NYSE listing

SINGAPORE Southeast Asia's Sea Ltd, which provides e-commerce and digital payments services, is eyeing a $1 billion offering of new shares in aggregate in a proposed IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, according to a document it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

11 Sep 2017

Southeast Asian logistics firm Ninja Van raising $60 million for expansion: sources

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian last-mile logistics provider Ninja Van is raising at least $60 million in its latest fundraising round, two sources said, as the Singapore-based company charts an aggressive expansion in key regional markets.

25 Aug 2017

U.S. Navy suspends sea search efforts for missing USS McCain sailors

SINGAPORE The U.S. Navy on Thursday suspended wider search and rescue operations for sailors missing after the warship USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia earlier this week. | Video

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