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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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18 Jan 2018

Ping An plans IPO for second healthcare unit, SoftBank leads $1 bln funding: sources

HONG KONG China's Ping An Insurance Group has raised nearly $1 billion for a medical data collection and analysis business ahead of a Hong Kong IPO, two people familiar with the matter said, in what would be the second healthcare unit it plans to bring to market.

18 Jan 2018

Ping An plans IPO for second healthcare unit, SoftBank leads $1 bln funding -sources

HONG KONG, Jan 18 China's Ping An Insurance Group has raised nearly $1 billion for a medical data collection and analysis business ahead of a Hong Kong IPO, two people familiar with the matter said, in what would be the second healthcare unit it plans to bring to market.

17 Jan 2018

Exclusive: J&J attracts Chinese interest for diabetes business in potential $3-4 billion deal - sources

HONG KONG Chinese bidders are circling a diabetes care business owned by the world's largest healthcare company Johnson & Johnson in a deal that could fetch up to $4 billion, five people with direct knowledge told Reuters.

16 Jan 2018

HNA's commodity and logistics unit won't chase U.S. M&A deals in 2018: executive

HONG KONG HNA Group's commodity trading and logistics unit, which last month bought a big stake in Glencore's oil storage business, will not chase U.S. deals in 2018 partly due to Washington's increased scrutiny of Chinese investments, a senior executive of the unit said.

15 Jan 2018

Exclusive - China's JD.com targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit - sources

HONG KONG China's second-biggest e-commerce firm JD.com has kicked off a fundraising round at its logistics unit with a target of at least $2 billion, and eventually plans to list the business overseas, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

07 Jan 2018

Exclusive: China's Wanda mulls sport unit IPO and sale of overseas assets - sources

(This version of the story corrects inaccurate description of Sunseeker's financial performance and adds Sunseeker denial of sale)

05 Jan 2018

Chinese conglomerate HNA's bid to buy stake in HK fund manager fails: sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING Talks have been called off between HNA Group and Value Partners Group over the Chinese conglomerate's purchase of a stake in the Hong Kong-listed asset manager, people familiar with the situation said.

03 Jan 2018

Ant's MoneyGram failure casts pall over Chinese dealmaking

HONG KONG Last January, Alibaba founder Jack Ma met with Donald Trump, then the U.S. president-elect, to discuss helping one million small U.S businesses access Chinese consumers through the e-commerce giant's online platform.

29 Dec 2017

Glencore sells parts of oil storage to China's HNA, awaits U.S. clearance

HONG KONG Swiss-based trading and mining giant Glencore Plc has partly completed the sale of a 51 percent stake in its storage and logistics businesses to a unit of China's HNA Group, although transfer of some assets is pending U.S. clearance.

29 Dec 2017

China clampdown on overseas deals crimps Asia Pacific M&A volumes in 2017

HONG KONG Asia Pacific dealmaking activity slipped in 2017 as outbound transactions nearly halved, led by China as Beijing increased scrutiny of crossborder investments and clamped down on some of its most acquisitive - and indebted - conglomerates.

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