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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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18 Apr 2018

Explainer: Ant Financial's $150 billion valuation, and the big recent bump-up

HONG KONG Ant Financial's rapid climb to become the world's biggest super unicorn valued by some investors at around $150 billion showcases investor enthusiasm for the biggest Chinese tech companies and also how quickly valuations can shift. Just two months ago, bankers and investors were tentatively talking of a figure closer to $100 billion.

16 Apr 2018

Exclusive: China's Kam Fung in $1.2 billion talks for Spain's Incarlopsa - sources

HONG KONG/MADRID China's Kam Fung Group Company Ltd is in talks to acquire the bulk of Incarlopsa, in a deal that would value the Spanish meat producer at 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), people with knowledge of the matter said.

16 Apr 2018

Warburg Pincus in talks to invest in Ant's $8 billion funding round: sources

HONG KONG Warburg Pincus LLC [WP.UL] is in talks to invest in a fundraising round for China's Ant Financial Services Group [ANTFIN.UL] expected to be worth at least $8 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

12 Apr 2018

Warburg Pincus in talks to invest in Ant's $8 bln funding round -sources 

HONG KONG, April 12 U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC is in talks to invest in a fundraising round for China's Ant Financial Services Group that is expected to be worth at least $8 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

11 Apr 2018

China's Ant ups fundraising target, valuation could hit $150 billion: sources

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE China's Ant Financial Services Group is in talks with investors to boost its fundraising target to at least $8 billion, which could see its valuation jumping to about $150 billion, people with knowledge of the plan said.

10 Apr 2018

China's Sinochem hires banks for $2 billion IPO of oil assets: sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's Sinochem Group has hired seven banks to manage a $2 billion Hong Kong stock listing of its key oil assets, three people said, as the state-owned firm shifts to higher-value businesses, including petrochemicals production.

09 Apr 2018

Haidilao to tap demand for Chinese hotpot with up to $700 million IPO - sources

HONG KONG Sichuan Haidilao Catering, one of China's most popular hotpot chains, is planning to raise $600 million to $700 million in a Hong Kong initial public offering in a push to take the brand global, said three people with knowledge of the transaction.

09 Apr 2018

China joins HK-U.S. battle for Chinese tech listings

HONG KONG When Charles Li, chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchange, last year announced plans to help the next wave of Chinese tech giants go public in the city, bankers celebrated.

09 Apr 2018

China's SenseTime valued at $4.5 billion after Alibaba-led funding: sources

HONG KONG Chinese facial recognition technology developer SenseTime Group Ltd has tripled its worth in less than a year after a funding round, led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, valued it at about $4.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

30 Mar 2018

Blockbuster Chinese tech IPOs set to ignite red-hot Asian equities market

HONG KONG Asia's equity markets have enjoyed their busiest start to a year in deal terms even as Hong Kong, the region's most active IPO hub, awaits a series of blockbuster Chinese tech listings.

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