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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

12 Dec 2017

Former banker's lawyer argues judge misled jury in Hong Kong double murder trial

HONG KONG A lawyer for a former British banker who was jailed for life in Hong Kong for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped said on Tuesday that the judge who presided over the gruesome trial last year had misdirected the jury. | Video

07 Dec 2017

Dragon bets on blockchain to cut costs for Asia's gambling business

HONG KONG Dragon Inc, which is looking to raise more than $400 million in what would be the world's largest initial coin offering (ICO), is betting its focus on Asia's booming gambling industry can lure investors despite mounting concerns over a bubble forming in the virtual currency bitcoin.

10 Nov 2017

Investors binge on China’s appetite for healthier snack foods

HONG KONG Chinese venture capital and private equity funds are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into local start-ups serving up snack food products of the healthier kind, and threatening the market share of larger Chinese and global food companies.

01 Nov 2017

Macau gambling revenue jumps to three year high on surge in holiday visitors

HONG KONG Gambling revenue in Macau jumped 22 percent in October, beating expectations to hit a three-year high as a national holiday week saw visitors stream into the world's biggest casino hub and big bets from VIP punters.

26 Oct 2017

London comes to Macau as Las Vegas Sands revamps casino resort

HONG KONG Las Vegas Sands, the casino behemoth owned by U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson, said on Wednesday it plans to spend $1.1 billion on new projects in the world's largest gambling hub, including building a London-themed attraction.

28 Sep 2017

Macau company in tie-up with Thai firm on $300 million initial coin offering

HONG KONG A Macau company and Thailand-based firm are looking to raise more than $300 million through what would be the world's largest crypto currency initial coin offering (ICO), according to a document seen by Reuters, to fund the construction of a floating casino hotel.

27 Sep 2017

Macau company in tie-up with Thai firm on $300 mln initial coin offering

HONG KONG, Sept 27 A Macau company and Thailand-based firm are looking to raise more than $300 million through what would be the world's largest initial coin offering (ICO), according to a document reviewed by Reuters, to fund the construction of a floating casino hotel.

26 Sep 2017

Philippines' booming casino sector at risk of oversupply

HONG KONG Overinvestment in the Philippines' thriving casino sector could become a reality as investors chase lucrative returns in Asia's fastest-growing gaming hub, casino-to-ports magnate Enrique Razon Jr told Reuters on Tuesday.

17 Sep 2017

Real Madrid adds lustre to China's wannabe 'Orlando' tourist hub

HENGQIN, China Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven.

12 Sep 2017

Macau's unused billions: booming casino taxes sit in government coffers

MACAU Over the past five years, Macau has raked in $70 billion in taxes from the casinos that have made the territory the largest gambling center in the world.

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