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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

Jul 19 2017

Singtel's NetLink makes tepid debut; more Singapore IPOs in pipeline

SINGAPORE NetLink NBN Trust units closed steady at their offer price on Wednesday, although analysts said the muted debut was not a surprise given the large size of the listing and that the outlook for Singapore's IPO market remained positive.

Jul 17 2017

Asian sovereign investors face off with funds in hunt for private deals

SINGAPORE Asian sovereign investors are increasingly adding non-public firms to their portfolios amid pricey stock markets, a strategy that could be risky as they compete head-on for such deals with cashed-up private funds.

Jul 14 2017

Chinese buyout group wins $11.6 billion bid to buy Global Logistic Properties

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG A leading Chinese private equity consortium backed by senior executives from Global Logistic Properties (GLP) won a bid to acquire GLP for S$16 billion ($11.6 billion), marking Asia's largest private equity buyout in a buoyant sector.

Jul 13 2017

GLP, Asia's No. 1 warehouse firm, chooses Chinese group for buyout: sources

SINGAPORE Global Logistic Properties (GLP) has picked a Chinese private equity consortium over a Warburg Pincus-led group for final talks to acquire Asia's biggest warehouse operator, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Jul 11 2017

Temasek portfolio hits record, but slows investments on caution

SINGAPORE Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL] reported a record portfolio value for last year as rallying global stocks helped rake in positive returns, but the Singapore state investor also nearly halved its new investments reflecting a cautious approach to markets.

Jul 10 2017

Temasek's portfolio seen at record, led by Singapore stocks, China banks

SINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings' assets likely rebounded last year and rose by at least 10 percent to a record, propelled by gains in shares of Chinese banks and domestic companies.

Jul 09 2017

Singapore state investor GIC cautious on markets, eyes lower returns

SINGAPORE Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd, among the world's biggest investors, said it was turning cautious and expected returns to slow over the next decade, given high valuations, uncertainty over monetary policy and modest economic growth.

Jul 06 2017

Thai bank SCB halts $3 billion insurance unit sale as talks fail: sources

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Thailand's Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has put off a potential $3 billion sale of its insurance unit as talks with suitor FWD Group of Hong Kong failed on valuation disagreements, three people familiar with the matter said.

Jul 02 2017

Global Logistic Properties receives bid proposals, buyout groups seen interested

SINGAPORE Global Logistic Properties Ltd said on Monday it had received "firm proposals" from shortlisted bidders, days after sources told Reuters that suitors had narrowed to a management-backed Chinese consortium and a group led by Warburg Pincus.

Jun 30 2017

Race to buy $10 billion-valued GLP narrows down to two groups: sources

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG The race to buy Global Logistic Properties narrowed to between a Chinese consortium backed by the company's management and a rival group led by Warburg Pincus, sources said, as bidders submitted offers for the $10 billion-valued firm.

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