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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

Jeyarajah leaves Goldman for HSBC

Hong Kong, July 19 (IFR) - Chito Jeyarajah, managing director in Goldman Sachs' investment banking division, has left to join HSBC in Hong Kong as co-head ECM for Asia-Pacific, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Jun 04 2017

Guangzhou Rural Bank launches up to $1.1 billion Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank Co Ltd (GRCB) launched a Hong Kong initial public offering worth as much as $1.1 billion on Monday, seeking funds for potential M&A and to open new branches as it expands its lending and investment businesses.

Apr 19 2017

Bright Scholar Education files for US$200m NYSE IPO

HONG KONG, April 19 (IFR) - Bright Scholar Education, with backing from Chinese property tycoon Yeung Kwok-keung, has filed for a US$200m NYSE IPO.

Jan 17 2017

Hong Kong regulator sues StanChart, UBS, KPMG, others over China Forestry IPO

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator has filed a suit against Standard Chartered Plc , UBS Group AG and four other parties over the 2009 IPO of timber company China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd , according to court documents.

Jan 12 2017

Senior UBS banker Joseph Chee resigns to start own fund

HONG KONG Joseph Chee, one of UBS Group AG's top dealmakers in Asia, has resigned to pursue his own interests, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, making it the second senior investment banker to leave the Swiss lender in recent weeks.

Dec 16 2016

Exclusive: UBS slashing nearly two dozen jobs in Asia to cut costs - sources

HONG KONG UBS Group AG is cutting nearly two dozen jobs in its Asian investment banking business, mainly in Hong Kong and Singapore, as part of a push to slash costs, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Nov 28 2016

Meitu's Hong Kong IPO to value China photo app maker at up to $4.5 billion: IFR

HONG KONG Chinese photo app and mobile phone maker Meitu Inc is set to launch an up to $735 million IPO in Hong Kong that would value it at as much as $4.5 billion, IFR reported, making it among the 10 largest tech companies listed in the city.

Oct 27 2016

EQUITIES: CDH sells US$836m shares in WH Group

Oct 27 (IFR) - Private equity firm CDH is in the market selling part of its stake in pork producer WH Group to raise up to HK$6.48bn (US$836m). The deal, involving 1bn shares, is being marketed at an indicative price range of HK$6.22-$6.48 or at a discount of 4.6%-8.4% to the pre-deal spot. There is a nine-month lock-up on the seller. Morgan Stanley is the sole bookrunner. (Reporting by Fiona Lau)

Sep 20 2016

Postal Savings Bank of China set to price Hong Kong IPO near low end: IFR

HONG KONG State-owned Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) is set to price its Hong Kong initial public offering near the bottom of expectations on tepid demand - although at around $7.6 billion, the deal is still set to be the world's largest in two years.

Sep 08 2016

Postal Savings Bank of China sets price range for US$8.1bn IPO

HONG KONG, Sept 8 (IFR) - Postal Savings Bank of China has set a target of HK$57bn-$63bn (US$7.3bn-$8.1bn) from its Hong Kong IPO after lining up five cornerstone investors to buy most of the shares, according to sources close to the plans.


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