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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

19 Feb 2018

Singapore is hiking its sales tax, but not until 2021 or later

SINGAPORE Singapore said its sales tax will rise to 9 percent from 7 percent, but the change will only come "sometime" between 2021 and 2025, making it likely that the increase would kick in after the city-state's next general election.

13 Feb 2018

Singapore poised for first sales tax hike in more than a decade

SINGAPORE Singapore, a city-state famed for the low-tax model that helped transform it from a gritty port town to an Asian Manhattan, is expected to put something unusual in this year's government budget announcement: a tax hike.

04 Feb 2018

It's when, not if: Singapore worries, and prepares, for militant attack

SINGAPORE Armed officers patrol a train station where television screens and giant posters warn of the threat from militants. Nearby, fake gunmen storm a shopping mall in one of many recent terror attack simulations.

30 Jan 2018

Deutsche's Asia wealth unit looks to bolster recovery with more hires

SINGAPORE Asia is at the heart of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management's plan to rebuild after a shaky few years with further staff hires expected to complement a recovery in assets that is outpacing the global trend, its regional head said on Tuesday.

23 Jan 2018

As Singapore ages, low tax model creaks

SINGAPORE Beneath its modern and glitzy exterior, Singapore is aging. For the first time in its short history, the Southeast Asian nation is expected to have as many people aged 65 and older as under 15 this year, a demographic crux that challenges the low-tax economic model that helped transform Singapore from port town to financial hub in a matter of decades.

22 Jan 2018

Singapore has to face tax question as it ages - policymakers

SINGAPORE Singapore will have to address the question of how taxes can be used to better support the social issues created by a rapidly ageing population, policymakers said on Monday.

22 Jan 2018

Singapore has to face tax question as it ages: policymakers

SINGAPORE Singapore will have to address the question of how taxes can be used to better support the social issues created by a rapidly ageing population, policymakers said on Monday.

20 Jan 2018

Shady triangle: Southeast Asia's illegal fuel market

SINGAPORE An alleged oil heist in Singapore that has already led to 20 arrests, the seizure of at least one tanker and allegations that thieves siphoned thousands of tonnes of fuel from Shell's biggest refinery is shining a spotlight on an illegal trade worth tens of billions of dollars worldwide.

19 Jan 2018

CORRECTED - Singapore charges 3 more suspects in Shell refinery oil heist

SINGAPORE (In January 13 story, Corrects to show that Sentek Marine & Trading’s managing director issued a note to employees as an internal memo and not a public statement. Also makes clear that Sentek Marine & Trading has not been charged and its name does not appear in court documents. Corrects Sentek’s spelling in 6th paragraph)

17 Jan 2018

Factbox: Shell oil heist - the story so far

SINGAPORE Singapore authorities say they have uncovered a complex, cross-border scheme to steal large quantities of oil from Shell's biggest refinery.

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