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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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Aug 20 2017

Hyundai Merchant Marine says in talks with BlackRock about potential investment

SEOUL South Korean shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd (HMM) is in talks with BlackRock Inc about a potential investment but details have yet to be discussed, a HMM spokesman said on Monday.

Aug 20 2017

Samsung Bioepis teams up with Takeda to develop original biotech drugs

SEOUL Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday it will fund and develop multiple original drugs in partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, expanding its business scope beyond copies of existing biologic drugs.

Aug 07 2017

Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years' jail

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant. | Video

Aug 03 2017

Samsung scion Lee says he did not wield great power at chaebol

SEOUL Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee denied bribery charges involving ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye and said he had no knowledge of any pressure from her to pay bribes, as he wrapped up two days of testimony in his corruption trial on Thursday.

Aug 03 2017

Asian battery makers eye nickel top-up as cobalt price bites

SEOUL Soaring cobalt prices are prompting Asia's top battery makers to tweak the recipe for lithium-ion batteries used to power electric cars and mobile phones - reducing the amount of cobalt and adding more nickel.

Jul 27 2017

Samsung Electronics expects continued chip boom after record second quarter profit

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said a memory chip boom that propelled it to record profit in the second quarter is likely to continue in the third, just as revenue is widely expected to benefit from sales of OLED screens to Apple Inc. | Video

Jul 27 2017

South Korea's LG Electronics books second quarter profit held back by mobiles

SEOUL LG Electronics Inc on Thursday said continued losses in its mobile unit limited growth in second-quarter profit to 13.6 percent, as the firm prepares to release a handset in the third quarter that it hopes will turn the tide.

Jul 25 2017

LG Display to take on Samsung as it lifts OLED investment

SEOUL LG Display Co Ltd outlined plans to invest $13.5 billion to boost output of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens over the next three years, aiming to cement its lead in big panels for TVs and make inroads against rival Samsung in smartphone displays.

Jul 25 2017

SK Hynix sees 20 percent DRAM growth next year as super-cycle smashes profit records

SEOUL South Korea's SK Hynix Inc on Tuesday said its DRAM shipments are likely expand around 20 percent next year, in line with market growth, as a demand surge for server chips more than makes up for a slight slowdown in smartphones.

Jul 24 2017

Samsung takes aim at TSMC with plans to triple chip foundry market share

YONGIN, SOUTH KOREA Samsung Electronics plans to triple the market share of its contract chip manufacturing business within the next five years by aggressively adding clients, a senior company executive said, as it targets new growth drivers for the chips business.

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