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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HONG KONG/MUMBAI Walmart Inc is likely to reach a deal to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce player Flipkart by the end of June in what could be the U.S. retail giant's biggest acquisition of an online business, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. | Video
HONG KONG/BEIJING China is taking its first steps towards paying for imported crude oil in yuan instead of the U.S. dollar, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, a key development in Beijing's efforts to establish its currency internationally.
HONG KONG When Zhang Xixi, a 25-year-old staffer at an online financial company in China's southern province of Guangdong, decided last year to buy personal insurance for the first time, he was swamped with options.
HONG KONG China's sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) has sold its equity holding in Blackstone Group LP , the U.S. private equity firm said in a filing, ending an 11-year investment.
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Prudential PLC's Malaysian unit is in talks with the country's No.2 pension fund to sell a 30 percent stake, valued at about $435 million, said people with knowledge of the matter, as overseas insurers race to comply with new foreign ownership rules.
HONG KONG CLSA, the offshore platform of Chinese investment bank CITIC Securities , is working on the finance for a new $10 billion airport in Manila as part of its push into Southeast Asia and China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative.
HONG KONG China may allow its offshore-listed tech giants to sell a form of shares on the mainland, people with knowledge of the plan said, in a move that would pit Shanghai and Shenzhen against Hong Kong in the battle to host the country's tech giants.
HONG KONG When news broke this week that the chairman of CEFC China Energy, an acquisitive conglomerate, was being investigated for economic crimes, one particular group gulped - dealmakers involved with Chinese companies.
HONG KONG Chinese conglomerate HNA Group plans to sell some or all of its 25 percent stake in Park Hotels & Resorts, the U.S. hotel chain said in a filing, potentially reaping up to $1.4 billion to help tackle its liquidity crunch.
HONG KONG/LONDON Standard Chartered Plc resumed paying dividends after posting a six-fold jump in annual pretax profit on Tuesday, but weaker-than-expected revenue figures dampened any celebration from investors. | Video