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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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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.

01 Sep 2017

Macau casinos extend revenue gains unscathed from deadly typhoons

HONG KONG Casinos in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau booked a 20 percent rise in revenue in August, the 13th consecutive month of gain, and a month in which two deadly typhoons left as much as half the city without power and water.

25 Aug 2017

Behind glitz of casinos, typhoon exposes Macau's infrastructure woes

MACAU The glitzy exterior of Macau crumbled after a super typhoon steamrolled through the gambling center, exposing critical infrastructure flaws and overwhelmed emergency services.

25 Aug 2017

Macau enlists Chinese army as authorities struggle with typhoon fallout

MACAU Chinese People's Liberation Army troops were deployed on the streets of Macau on Friday to help clean up in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon and amid mounting criticism authorities were unprepared for the severity of the storm.

24 Aug 2017

Weather boss steps down as Macau struggles to recover from typhoon

MACAU/HONG KONG The head of Macau's observatory stepped down on Thursday after chaos and confusion followed one of the strongest typhoons on record, in which at least nine people were killed and more than half the city was left without water and power.

11 Aug 2017

Hong Kong democracy activist says he was "stapled" by Chinese agents

HONG KONG A prominent member of Hong Kong's Democratic Party said on Friday he was beaten and "stapled" by mainland agents in the Chinese-controlled city before being dumped on a beach in what activists said was the latest warning to the democracy movement.

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