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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

16 Oct 2017

Kazakhtelecom may be first key state company to list abroad in 2018

HONG KONG Kazakhstan's largest telecom operator may be the first of three big state-run companies to list abroad in 2018, an executive at the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund said on Monday, as the country looks to attract billions of dollars in its privatization drive.

13 Oct 2017

HK regulator drops lawsuit against StanChart, UBS over 2009 IPO - sources

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator has dropped a lawsuit against Standard Chartered Plc and UBS Group AG over their roles in the 2009 IPO of timber company China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

12 Oct 2017

China's PINTEC launches Singapore robo advisor backed by insurer FWD

HONG KONG Financial technology company PINTEC Group said on Thursday it launched a venture in Singapore, its first outside China, betting on booming demand for automated investment advice in fast-growing Southeast Asian countries.

11 Oct 2017

Hong Kong regulator probing 15 firms for IPO sponsorship roles

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator is probing "substandard work" by 15 firms in their roles as sponsors for initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Asian financial hub, a senior official said on Wednesday.

10 Oct 2017

Hong Kong regulator aims for 'northbound' China investor ID system in 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator plans to implement a real-time investor identification system around mid-2018 for "northbound" trading under the Stock Connect program with China, its chief said, a move aimed at detecting potential misconduct.

02 Oct 2017

Bank watchdogs in final reform effort as fatigue sets in

LONDON/HONG KONG Reforms aimed at preventing a repeat of the financial crisis a decade ago face a critical test this week when global regulators try to put the finishing touches to one of their main pillars.

01 Oct 2017

Reuters Summit: Bank watchdogs in final reform effort as fatigue sets in

LONDON/HONG KONG Reforms aimed at preventing a repeat of the financial crisis a decade ago face a critical test this week when global regulators try to put the finishing touches to one of their main pillars.

29 Sep 2017

Year-end dash in Asia share sales seen reversing 2017 slowdown

HONG KONG Asia ex-Japan share sales are expected to rebound in the final quarter of 2017, led by tech-related IPOs in Hong Kong and insurance listings in India, helping the region's equity capital markets shrug off a dismal nine months and draw level with last year.

28 Sep 2017

ZhongAn surges in HK debut, boding well for future tech listings

HONG KONG ZhongAn Online Property & Casualty Insurance Co jumped 18 percent on debut on Thursday after the biggest ever IPO by a financial technology firm in Asia, boosting Hong Kong's hopes of luring future Chinese technology startups away from New York.

26 Sep 2017

BlackRock pitches for shareholder protection as Asia bourses weigh dual-class listings

HONG KONG Hong Kong and Singapore bourses need to introduce shareholder protection measures if they allow companies with dual-classes of shares to list, BlackRock Inc's head of investment stewardship for Asia Pacific said on Tuesday.

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