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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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30 Mar 2018

Singapore watchdog says Uber-Grab deal may have infringed competition

SINGAPORE Singapore's competition watchdog said it had reasonable grounds to suspect competition had been infringed by Uber Technologies Inc's deal to sell its operations in Southeast Asia to rival ride-hailing firm Grab.

05 Mar 2018

Airbnb willing to make concessions in Singapore: policy chief

SINGAPORE Home-booking company Airbnb is willing to make some concessions on short-term rentals in Singapore in an attempt to appease concerns of the government, a top executive said on Monday.

21 Nov 2017

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORESoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.

30 Jun 2017

Singapore armed forces going more hi-tech as recruiting levels seen sliding

SINGAPORE A growing threat of terrorism is putting a strain on Singapore's small and shrinking army, pushing it towards greater reliance on automation and technology such as unmanned patrol systems to protect the island state, its defence minister Ng Eng Hen said.

29 Jun 2017

Singapore, global economy will be able adjust to Fed hikes - MAS

SINGAPORE The global economy should be able to adjust to rising U.S. interest rates but vigilance will be required as financial markets and households have become accustomed to ultra-loose monetary conditions, Singapore central bank's managing director said on Thursday.

16 Jun 2017

Singapore PM questions how Lee Kuan Yew's will was drawn up as feud intensifies

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said there are "deeply troubling circumstances" over how the will of his father and the founding leader of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, was drawn up, in the latest salvo in a family feud that has shaken the island state this week.

16 Jun 2017

Singapore PM questions how Lee Kuan Yew's will was drawn up as feud intensifies

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said there are "deeply troubling circumstances" over how the will of his father and the founding leader of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, was drawn up, in the latest salvo in a family feud that has shaken the island state this week.

15 Jun 2017

Singapore PM's brother says he fears authorities may stop him from leaving

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's younger brother said on Thursday he fears the nation's authorities may stop him from leaving the country or take other action against him after he made a series of accusations against Lee.

14 Jun 2017

Singapore leader's siblings say they feel threatened, have lost confidence in him

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's younger brother and sister said on Wednesday they have lost confidence in the nation's leader and fear "the use of the organs of the state against us."

06 Jun 2017

Grab, Uber's Southeast Asian rival, likely to seek funds, eyes financial services

SINGAPORE Grab, Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] biggest ride-hailing competitor in Southeast Asia, is likely to kick off a fresh round of fundraising "in the near future" as it seeks to develop offerings such as financial services, its head said on Tuesday.

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