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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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24 Jul 2017

Merck, Samsung Bioepis launch discounted U.S. Remicade alternative

NEW YORK/SEOUL Merck & Co and South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday they have begun selling a less expensive alternative version of Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade in the United States, a move that should accelerate price declines for the big-selling medicine.

24 Jul 2017

Samsung takes aim at TSMC with plans to triple chip foundry market share

YONGIN, SOUTH KOREA Samsung Electronics plans to triple the market share of its contract chip manufacturing business within the next five years by aggressively adding clients, a senior company executive said, as it targets new growth drivers for the chips business.

21 Jul 2017

U.S. State Department to clamp ban on travel to North Korea

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea due to the risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. | Video

04 Jul 2017

Samsung plans $18.6 billion South Korea investment to widen chip lead

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will invest at least $18.6 billion (14.4 billion pounds) in South Korea to extend its lead in memory chips and next-generation smartphone displays, in a plan that promises to create almost half a million jobs. | Video

03 Jul 2017

SK Hynix convertible bond proposal clouds prospects for Toshiba chip deal

SEOUL/TOKYO SK Hynix Inc has proposed that its financing for a consortium picked as preferred bidder for Toshiba Corp's chip unit be done via convertible bonds, two sources said, providing it with a path towards an equity interest in the world's No.2 NAND chip maker.

03 Jul 2017

SK Hynix proposes financing Toshiba chip deal via convertible bonds -sources

SEOUL/TOKYO, July 3 SK Hynix Inc has proposed that its financing for a Japan government-led group bidding for Toshiba Corp's chip unit be done through convertible bonds, two sources familiar with the matter said, potentially allowing it to have an equity interest in the world's No. 2 NAND chip maker.

21 Jun 2017

Bain to be biggest investor in Toshiba chip unit, putting up $7.7 billion - sources

TOKYO/SEOUL Bain Capital plans to be the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp's chip unit, providing 850 billion yen ($7.7 billion) in equity as part of a consortium that also includes Japan government investors, three sources briefed on the matter said.

21 Jun 2017

Bain to be biggest investor in Toshiba chip unit, putting up $7.7 billion: sources

TOKYO/SEOUL Bain Capital plans to be the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp's chip unit, providing 850 billion yen ($7.7 billion) in equity as part of a consortium that also includes Japan government investors, three sources briefed on the matter said.

21 Jun 2017

Bain to be biggest investor in Toshiba chip unit, putting up $7.7 bln -sources

TOKYO/SEOUL, June 21 Bain Capital plans to be the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp's chip unit, providing 850 billion yen ($7.7 billion) in equity as part of a consortium that also includes Japan government investors, three sources briefed on the matter said.

21 Jun 2017

As iPhone 8 looms, firms scramble to lock up memory chip supply

SEOUL Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple Inc's new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply.

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