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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 Mar 2018

Singapore's 'en-bloc' redevelopment fever may be cooling

SINGAPORE Singaporean engineer Andy Goh has stopped saying hello to some neighbours in his condominium.

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.

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.

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.

02 Mar 2018

Jetstar sees changes to flights as Singapore airport fees rise

SINGAPORE Qantas Airways' budget arm Jetstar said Singapore's move to raise passenger fees at its Changi Airport will compel the carrier to "shift flights around" to cope with changes in demand and may impact the city-state's aviation hub status.

28 Feb 2018

Tencent-backed Sea announces wider-than-expected loss, president's exit

BANGALORE/SINGAPORE Online gaming and e-commerce firm Sea Ltd reported a larger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss and the departure of its president, who was the public face of the company during its listing in the United States last year.

11 Feb 2018

Tough choice for foreign investors after Indian bourses rein in trading abroad

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE A move by Indian exchanges to stop licensing its products and data to bourses abroad will likely force foreign investors into a tough option: migrate their trading onshore to India, with its uncertain regulatory environment and higher taxes, or give up their exposure to a hot emerging market.

06 Feb 2018

Malaysia, Singapore launch new trade link to boost liquidity

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Singapore and Malaysia announced plans on Tuesday for a new trading link between their stock markets by the end of the year that will help lower trading costs and encourage cross-border investments.

30 Jan 2018

Signs of upswing as slide's over in Singapore's playground for the rich

SINGAPORE A nascent recovery in Singapore's housing market is showing signs of reaching Sentosa, a tiny isle off the southern tip of Southeast Asia's wealthy island state that is both a playground for partying Singaporeans and home for rich ex-pats.

30 Jan 2018

Creditors to take 70 percent of Noble Group in $3.5 billion debt restructuring

SINGAPORE Struggling Noble Group has struck a deal with creditors to restructure $3.5 billion of its debt for 70 percent of the company, with existing equity holders' combined stake diluted to only 10 percent.

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