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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

14 Mar 2018

Noble Group clinches restructuring deal with group of creditors

SINGAPORE Commodities merchant Noble Group has finalised a restructuring agreement with a group of senior creditors holding 46 percent of its debt, and is in talks with others, as it races to launch a deal crucial to its survival.

13 Mar 2018

Grab expands into lending in Southeast Asia via new venture

SINGAPORE Southeast Asia's Grab has teamed up with Japanese credit card company Credit Saison Co Ltd to provide loans and lending services in the region, marking the ride-hailing firm's biggest expansion into financial services.

12 Mar 2018

Warburg Pincus to invest $370 million in Techcombank in Vietnam's biggest buyout deal

SINGAPORE Warburg Pincus is investing more than $370 million in Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) , in what it said was the largest ever private equity investment to date in the Southeast Asian nation.

08 Mar 2018

Southeast Asia's Grab in talks to buy into Uber's regional business - source

SINGAPORE Southeast Asia's biggest ride-hailing firm, Grab, is in advanced negotiations to buy parts of Uber Technologies Inc's business in the region, said a source with knowledge of the talks, in what would be Uber's second retreat from an Asian market.

08 Mar 2018

Prudential's Malaysia unit in stake sale talks with pension fund as regulatory deadline looms

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.

01 Mar 2018

AirAsia to sell portfolio of 182 Airbus jets in leasing business exit

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE AirAsia Bhd is selling its plane leasing operations to firms managed by BBAM Ltd, one of the world's largest aircraft portfolio managers, in a staggered deal that will see the budget carrier transfer ownership of up to 182 Airbus jets.

28 Feb 2018

Noble Group plunges to $4.9 billion loss, in talks to wrap up debt deal

SINGAPORE Commodities trader Noble Group plunged to a $4.9 billion annual loss, mainly due to losses on derivatives contracts, and said it was still in talks with creditors to finalize a rescue deal.

28 Feb 2018

Vingroup picks banks for $1 billion residential property arm IPO: sources

SINGAPORE Vingroup JSC , Vietnam's biggest property developer, has picked four foreign banks for a planned $1 billion listing of its residential property business, sources familiar with the matter said, which will mark a strong run of IPOs in the country.

26 Feb 2018

Indonesia's Go-Jek raises $1.5 billion as ride-hailing market heats up: sources

SINGAPORE Indonesia's Go-Jek has raised a higher than targeted $1.5 billion in a fundraising round from a dozen investors including BlackRock and Google, sources said, as the ride-hailing firm builds its war chest to fight deep-pocketed rivals.

20 Feb 2018

Noble Group's $5 billion estimated loss could push creditors to accept debt deal

SINGAPORE A massive annual loss estimate by commodities trader Noble Group makes it more likely that creditors will back its $3.4 billion (2.4 billion pounds) debt-for-equity restructuring to ensure the company's survival, analysts said.

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