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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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Exclusive: China's Anbang prepares to sell overseas properties worth $10 billion - sources

HONG KONG China's Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd is looking to offload overseas properties worth about $10 billion to shore up its balance sheet as part of a government-backed rescue, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

11 Jul 2018

Citi readies for Asia investment surge with new China desk as trade war intensifies

HONG KONG Citigroup Inc will set up a China business desk in India within the year betting on a pickup in investment flows within the Asian region, its Asia-Pacific corporate banking head said, as concerns grow about the impact of a Sino-U.S. trade war.

29 Jun 2018

Blockbuster Chinese tech IPOs face bumpy ride as trade tensions rise

HONG KONG Chinese tech titans preparing to float in Hong Kong and New York are likely to face a bumpy ride if trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies persist, potentially dragging on capital raisings after a stellar first half.

13 Jun 2018

Blackstone raises $9.4 billion for Asia real estate, private equity funds

HONG KONG Blackstone Group LP said it has raised about $9.4 billion for two new funds - the largest-ever fund dedicated to real estate investments in Asia as well as its first private equity fund for the region.

12 Jun 2018

Exclusive: Malaysia likely to review foreign insurance ownership directive - sources

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Malaysia is likely to review a directive to foreign insurers to reduce ownership of their local units by nearly a third as finding domestic buyers for the equity stakes is proving hard, three people familiar with the matter said.

06 Jun 2018

Exclusive - Malaysia's new government considering replacing stock market chief: sources

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG Malaysia is looking to replace the chief executive officer of the national stock exchange, two sources said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of top management changes initiated by the newly elected government.

06 Jun 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Malaysia's new government considering replacing stock market chief- sources

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG, June 6 Malaysia is looking to replace the chief executive officer of the national stock exchange, two sources said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of top management changes initiated by the newly elected government.

30 May 2018

Exclusive: India resists lobbying by U.S. payment firms to ease local data storage rules

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG India's central bank is standing firm on a directive to compel global payment firms to store customer data in India, resisting calls from U.S. companies to dilute an order they say would cost them millions of dollars, people familiar with the matter said.

29 May 2018

Exclusive: India resists lobbying by U.S. payment firms to ease local data storage rules

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG India's central bank is standing firm on a directive to compel global payment firms to store customer data in India, resisting calls from U.S. companies to dilute an order they say would cost them millions of dollars, people familiar with the matter said.

25 May 2018

Foreign banks flex muscles in Australia as locals reel from scandals

HONG KONG/SYDNEY Foreign banks are circling Australia once more as they bet on resources and infrastructure investment gathering pace at a time when local banks are distracted by a government inquiry following a string of scandals.

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