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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HANOI A unit of Thai Beverage has expressed interest in buying about 51 percent of Vietnam's Sabeco, the Vietnamese trade ministry, which is looking to sell a $5 billion (3.8 billion pounds) stake in the nation's biggest brewer, said.
HANOI/SINGAPORE Thai Beverage, through a Vietnam unit, has emerged as the only potential bidder which has registered to own at least 25 percent of the nation's top brewer, Sabeco, in which the government is selling a $5 billion (3.8 billion pounds) stake, although no formal bid has been made.
Hanoi Vietnamese police arrested on Friday a former top Communist Party official suspected of misconduct while he was chairman of the main state energy firm, the first former politburo member to face prosecution in decades.
SINGAPORE/HANOI Foreign investors and bankers who flocked to Vietnam in the past two decades as they sought to cash in on government plans to sell state assets usually left frustrated as what was promised rarely materialized. But now they are finally seeing some modest grounds for optimism.
HANOI Vietnam state oil distribution firm PetroVietnam Oil Corp (PV Oil) plans to offer 20 percent of its shares in an initial public offering (IPO) in January that aims to raise at least $122 million, its parent firm said on Friday.
HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam will kick off next month the sale of a majority stake in Sabeco, the country's biggest brewer and maker of the Bia Saigon and 333 beer brands, in an ambitious deal the government hopes will rake in at least $5 billion (£3.7 billion).
HANOI A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape. | Video
HANOI/JAKARTA Vietnam could receive a significant boost to its natural gas supplies as soon as 2023, allowing it to expand its power and petrochemical sectors, after signing two agreements during last week's APEC summit to buy gas at home and from Indonesia.
HANOI U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea, where five countries contest China's sweeping claims to the busy waterway. | Video
DANANG, Vietnam Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last-minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival. | Video