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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

Sep 14 2017

Boys 'cried from barred windows' as Islamic school blaze kills 23 in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR A blaze at an Islamic boarding school in the Malaysian capital killed at least 23 people on Thursday, most of them teenage boys who cried for help from barred windows, officials and witnesses said. | Video

Aug 30 2017

Malaysia's Axiata to buy Pakistan telecom towers firm for $940 million

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian telecommunications firm Axiata Group's infrastructure unit is buying telecom towers in Pakistan for $940 million in partnership with a local conglomerate, in what will be one of the biggest deals in the South Asian nation.

Aug 25 2017

Malaysia's Petronas raises payout commitment to government as profit surges

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd [PETR.UL] on Friday raised its dividend payment commitment to the government after reporting that second-quarter profit quadrupled because of higher oil prices and improved margins.

Aug 17 2017

Petronas 2.0: tougher on costs and more downstream

KUALA LUMPUR When Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin took over as CEO of Malaysian state energy firm Petronas in April 2015, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil had tumbled to around $55, half the level of the previous year.

Aug 15 2017

Interview: Leaner, meaner Petronas targets key markets for growth

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian state energy firm Petronas will focus on a few select markets for expansion, its CEO told Reuters, as it positions itself as leaner and meaner for a medium-term period of relatively low oil prices.

Aug 15 2017

Petronas expects balance in oversupplied LNG market in 2023

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian state energy company Petroliam Nasional Berhad [PETR.UL] expects the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market to remain oversupplied until as late as 2023, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Jul 11 2017

Lotte Chemical Titan in weak Malaysian debut after IPO scaled back

KUALA LUMPUR Shares of Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd fell in their Malaysian stock market debut, a further indication of weak investor demand after the size of its offering was slashed by a fifth last week.

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

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