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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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10 Nov 2017

Blackstone buys China-based packager ShyaHsin in $800-900 million deal: sources

HONG KONG Global asset manager Blackstone Group LP has reached a deal to acquire China-based cosmetics packaging firm ShyaHsin Packaging (China) Co Ltd for about $800 million to $900 million, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

09 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Baring Private Equity Asia raising new $6 billion fund - sources

HONG KONG Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia is aiming to raise $6 billion in a new Asian fund, as investors hungry for growth in emerging markets fuel a regional fund-raising bonanza, five people with knowledge of the matter said.

09 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Baring Private Equity Asia raising new $6 billion fund - sources

HONG KONG Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia is aiming to raise $6 billion in a new Asian private equity fund, as investors hungry for growth in emerging markets fuel a regional fund-raising bonanza, five people with knowledge told Reuters.

01 Nov 2017

Chinese firms among bidders for Australia's I-MED, valued at over $765 million: sources

HONG KONG/SYDNEY Two Chinese healthcare firms are among investors seeking to buy Australia's I-MED Radiology Network in a deal that could value the X-ray provider at more than A$1 billion ($765 million), people with knowledge of the matter said.

31 Oct 2017

Asian funds in talks to buy Pearson's English language unit - sources

HONG KONG/LONDON Two Asian funds are nearing a deal to buy Pearson's English-language school business after trumping a rival bid from private equity firm MBK Partners, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

23 Oct 2017

Blackstone, KKR, others shortlisted for Link REIT's $2 billion Hong Kong assets: sources

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Blackstone , KKR and some Chinese investors are among potential bidders shortlisted by Link Real Estate Investment Trust to buy some of its Hong Kong retail assets valued at about $2 billion, three sources said.

12 Oct 2017

China's CEFC set to raise $5.1 billion from VTB for Rosneft deal: sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG CEFC China Energy is set to raise $5.1 billion in short-term loans from VTB , Russia's second-biggest lender, to part finance its $9.1 billion purchase of a stake in Rosneft Oil , three people with knowledge of the matter said.

12 Oct 2017

China's CEFC set to raise $5.1 bln from VTB for Rosneft deal-sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG, Oct 12 CEFC China Energy is set to raise $5.1 billion in short-term loans from VTB , Russia's second-biggest lender, to part finance its $9.1 billion purchase of a stake in Rosneft Oil, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

22 Sep 2017

PE firm MBK Partners preparing bid for Pearson's $400 million English language unit -sources

HONG KONG/LONDON North Asia private equity firm MBK Partners is preparing a bid to buy language learning business Wall Street English (WSE) from Pearson PLC , the world's biggest education company, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

13 Jul 2017

CITIC Bank International looks to offload $2.8 billion loan portfolio: Basis Point

HONG KONG China CITIC Bank International, the offshore banking arm of conglomerate CITIC Group, is selling $2.8 billion of its Asian loan portfolio including financing it extended to ChemChina, Fosun International and China Evergrande Group, Thomson Reuters Basis Point reported on Wednesday.

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