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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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01 Aug 2018

Burst Laos dam floods some Vietnam rice fields, damage limited

HANOI Floods from a burst dam in Laos have inundated thousands of hectares of paddy fields in Vietnam's rice-growing Mekong Delta region, officials said on Wednesday, although the damage is limited and not expected to affect the country's export crop.

01 Aug 2018

PetroVietnam, Japanese firms sign South China Sea gas deal amid tensions with Beijing

HANOI, Aug 1 Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with two Japanese companies to sell gas from a South China Sea oil block close to waters disputed by Beijing.

01 Aug 2018

PetroVietnam, Japanese firms sign South China Sea gas deal amid tensions with Beijing

HANOI Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with two Japanese companies to sell gas from a South China Sea oil block close to waters disputed by Beijing.

20 Jul 2018

Vietnam to deport American detained during nationwide protests

HANOI A Vietnamese court has ordered the deportation of an American man of Vietnamese descent detained during nationwide protests last month, state media reported on Friday.

17 Jul 2018

Vietnam's stock market falls victim to U.S.-China trade war

HANOI, July 17 Vietnam's smoking hot economy and raging stock market have become Asia's earliest casualties in U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war with China, as the export-reliant nation counts both among its top trading partners.

05 Jun 2018

Vietnam sets out green ambitions with bold targets for solar, rare earth

HANOI Vietnam plans to more than triple the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources and push for a 26 percent increase in household solar energy usage by 2030, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Reuters in an interview.

23 May 2018

Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE/HANOI Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to personal-care products from her smartphone. But she prefers to pay with cash.

15 May 2018

Russia state oil firm starts drilling at new well offshore Vietnam

HANOI A unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, Rosneft Vietnam BV, has started drilling at a new production well in waters off the southern coast of Vietnam, the company said in a statement posted to its website on Tuesday.

15 May 2018

Russia state oil firm starts drilling at new well offshore Vietnam

HANOI, May 15 A unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, Rosneft Vietnam BV, has started drilling at a new production well in waters off the southern coast of Vietnam, the company said in a statement posted to its website on Tuesday.

26 Apr 2018

Vietnam's biggest carriers see higher profits, expansion talk

HANOI Vietnam's two biggest airlines reported strong growth in domestic and international markets on Thursday, fuelling profits and talk of expansion plans.

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