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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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Thai Bev only bidder seeking to buy $5 billion stake in Vietnam's Sabeco

Ho CHI MINH CITY/SINGAPORE Thai Beverage , through a local unit, emerged as the only bidder keen to buy all shares on offer of Vietnam's top brewer Sabeco worth nearly $5 billion, as Vietnam conducts an auction on Monday in its biggest privatisation process.

17 Dec 2017

Vietnam to name buyer of up to $5 billion stake in top brewer Sabeco

Ho CHI MINH CITY/SINGAPORE Vietnam is set to auction an up to $5 billion stake in top brewer Sabeco on Monday, with Thai Beverage the only potential bidder to have expressed interest in a majority stake.

13 Dec 2017

Thai Beverage unit seeks to buy 51 percent of Vietnam's Sabeco

HANOI A unit of Thai Beverage has expressed interest in buying about 51 percent of Vietnam's Sabeco, the Vietnamese trade ministry, which is looking to sell a $5 billion (3.8 billion pounds) stake in the nation's biggest brewer, said.

12 Dec 2017

Thai Beverage emerges as only bidder for large stake in Vietnam's Sabeco

HANOI/SINGAPORE Thai Beverage, through a Vietnam unit, has emerged as the only bidder which has registered to own at least 25 percent of the nation's top brewer, Sabeco, in which the government is selling a $5-billion stake.

09 Dec 2017

Vietnam police arrest ex-politburo member over misconduct

Hanoi Vietnamese police arrested on Friday a former top Communist Party official suspected of misconduct while he was chairman of the main state energy firm, the first former politburo member to face prosecution in decades.

08 Dec 2017

After years of delays, Vietnam's privatization plans move up a gear

SINGAPORE/HANOI Foreign investors and bankers who flocked to Vietnam in the past two decades as they sought to cash in on government plans to sell state assets usually left frustrated as what was promised rarely materialized. But now they are finally seeing some modest grounds for optimism.

01 Dec 2017

Vietnam's PV Oil plans Jan IPO that aims to raise at least $122 million

HANOI Vietnam state oil distribution firm PetroVietnam Oil Corp (PV Oil) plans to offer 20 percent of its shares in an initial public offering (IPO) in January that aims to raise at least $122 million, its parent firm said on Friday.

29 Nov 2017

Vietnam eyes $5 billion from majority stake sale in brewer Sabeco

HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam will kick off next month the sale of a majority stake in Sabeco , the country's biggest brewer and maker of the Bia Saigon and 333 beer brands, in an ambitious deal the government hopes will rake in at least $5 billion.

16 Nov 2017

Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'

HANOI A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Vietnam inks gas purchase deals to boost supplies post-2023

HANOI/JAKARTA Vietnam could receive a significant boost to its natural gas supplies as soon as 2023, allowing it to expand its power and petrochemical sectors, after signing two agreements during last week's APEC summit to buy gas at home and from Indonesia.

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