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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

18 Jun 2018

Thailand's Minor Int'l confident bid for Spanish hotel group NH will succeed - CEO

BANGKOK, June 18 Thai hotels operator Minor International Pcl is confident of successfully acquiring Spanish hotel company NH Hotel Group SA by boosting its stake to 55 percent-65 percent, Minor's chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

06 Jun 2018

Analysis: Airlines struggle with global pilot shortage

SYDNEY/BANGKOK/MONTREAL A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry's recent growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and unions across the globe push for more benefits.

31 May 2018

Singapore's co-working space firm JustCo plans 100 centres in Asia by 2020; eyes deals

BANGKOK Co-working space operator JustCo plans to set up 100 centers by 2020 in Asia and is looking to acquire firms that complement its operations, Chief Executive Kong Wan Sing said on Thursday.

31 May 2018

S'pore's co-working space firm JustCo plans 100 centres in Asia by 2020; eyes deals

BANGKOK, May 31 Co-working space operator JustCo plans to set up 100 centers by 2020 in Asia and is looking to acquire firms that complement its operations, Chief Executive Kong Wan Sing said on Thursday.

28 May 2018

Airports of Thailand to invest $3.9 billion in new airports, handle more passengers

BANGKOK Airports of Thailand PCL, a major beneficiary of the country's tourism boom, is adding new airports to its portfolio to ease demand, President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn told Reuters on Monday.

18 May 2018

Snail cream, smelly fruit: Thai cosmetics, food firms tap into Chinese tourism boom

BANGKOK The label on the pink and white box of face cream sold in a Bangkok hypermarket proudly declares that it is based on a "snail secretion filtrate moisture system". The Snail White branding - plus some positive internet reviews - is enough to have Chinese tourists recently lining up to buy the slime-infused product. | Video

11 Apr 2018

Analysis: Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE Thai energy companies are on a roll. The national oil and gas champion, a coal miner and power utility, upstart solar and wind companies, virtually all are expanding across Southeast Asia, applying practices and technology developed at home.

11 Apr 2018

In ageing Thailand, developers race to supply locals and elderly expats

BANGKOK At 79, Thai businessman Boon Vasin's latest $500 million venture is a bet on a market he knows well - looking after Thailand's rapidly growing population of old people.

27 Mar 2018

Mixed Martial Arts: One Championship pushes into Thailand despite challenges

BANGKOK As someone who has practiced Thai boxing (Muay Thai) for 30 years, Chatri Sityodtong knows very well the challenges he faces as he tries to bring his version of Mixed Martial Arts to the Southeast Asian nation.

25 Mar 2018

Thai politics: No country for young men?

BANGKOK A 39-year-old motor parts billionaire and extreme sports enthusiast seeking to shake up Thai politics has been compared to France's Emmanuel Macron and Canada's Justin Trudeau for his youth.

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