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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 19 2017

Chairman at Malaysia's FGV steps down after initiating probe into management

KUALA LUMPUR The chairman of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) stepped down on Monday - a move Malaysia's government said would preserve the integrity of investigations into the firm's CEO and other executives that he had initiated.

Jun 16 2017

Malaysia's first lady linked to $30 mln worth of jewelry bought with 1MDB funds

KUALA LUMPUR Nearly $30 million of funds stolen from scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was used to buy jewelry for the prime minister's wife, including a rare 22-carat pink diamond set in a necklace, according to the latest filings by the U.S. Justice Department in a civil lawsuit.

Jun 16 2017

U.S. acts to seize stolen assets, Picasso in probe of Malaysian fund

WASHINGTON/KUALA LUMPUR The U.S. Justice Department has taken legal action to recover an additional half a billion dollars in assets stolen from an investment fund established by Malaysia's prime minister, bringing the total claims to more than $1.7 billion. | Video

Jun 16 2017

Malaysia's first lady linked to $30 mln worth of jewelry bought with 1MDB funds

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 Nearly $30 million of funds stolen from scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was used to buy jewelry for the prime minister's wife, including a rare 22-carat pink diamond set in a necklace, according to the latest filings by the U.S. Justice Department in a civil lawsuit.

Jun 02 2017

Doubts over merger drag on stocks of Malaysian lenders RHB and AmBank

KUALA LUMPUR Shares of RHB Bank and AMMB Holdings (AmBank) fell on Friday on concerns that a potential merger between the two lenders in Malaysia's biggest ever banking deal would create little value for investors.

Jun 01 2017

Malaysia's RHB, AmBank in merger talks to form bank worth $9 billion

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's RHB Bank and AMMB Holdings (AmBank) are starting merger talks to form a group worth about $9 billion, in what is likely to be the nation's biggest banking deal.

Jun 01 2017

Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit

KUALA LUMPUR/SYDNEY Passengers and crew on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur tackled a fellow passenger who attempted to enter the cockpit shouting he had a bomb, authorities and witnesses said on Thursday. | Video

May 22 2017

Disagreements surface over China-backed trade deal

HANOI Disagreements between Asian countries over a China-backed free trade deal surfaced at talks on Monday, raising questions over a target for concluding negotiations by the end of the year.

May 21 2017

New Trump trade rep Lighthizer spars over protectionism in Asia

HANOI In a stormy first foray abroad for Robert Lighthizer, the new U.S. Trade Representative disagreed over protectionism with Asian and Pacific countries that look skeptically at the Trump administration's "fair trade" agenda.

May 21 2017

U.S. and Pacific Rim countries at odds in heated trade meeting

HANOI Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United States as the Trump administration's “America First” policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries.

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