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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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Oct 12 2017

Chinese buyers eye German industrial firm FFT in deal that could top $700 mln - sources

HONG KONG, Oct 12 Chinese firms including high-end equipment maker Jiangsu Hagong Intelligent Robot Co plan to bid for German industrial company FFT, likely to be valued at up to $712 million, two people familiar with the matter said.

Oct 09 2017

Buyers eye Sinopec's Argentina oil assets in sale worth up to $1 billion: sources

HONG KONG/SAO PAULO Advisers to China's Sinopec have offered its oil assets in Argentina to about a dozen potential suitors, three sources familiar with the matter said, as losses and labor headaches prompt Asia's largest refiner to pull out.

Sep 23 2017

A private solution for China’s zombie company problem? Unlikely

HONG KONG China's latest push to revive its bloated state-owned sector is set to pick up pace this year, with bankers and investors expecting possible spin-offs and asset sales to follow a key Communist Party Congress in October.

Sep 19 2017

China's Oceanwide hopes to close Genworth deal by year's end

HONG KONG China's Oceanwide Holdings Co Ltd is aiming to close its $2.7 billion acquisition of U.S. insurer Genworth Financial Inc by the end of the year after securing approval from a U.S. government panel, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

Sep 19 2017

China's CGN bids for stake in Toshiba's NuGeneration UK plant

HONG KONG China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) is bidding to make an equity investment in a planned British nuclear plant, the future of which was thrown into doubt earlier this year amid mounting financial woes at its developer Toshiba Corp .

Sep 15 2017

China's JD.com unit eyes $1.5 billion stake in First Capital: sources

HONG KONG JD Finance, a unit of China's No.2 e-commerce firm JD.com , is in talks to buy a 24 percent stake worth about $1.5 billion in domestic brokerage First Capital Securities Co Ltd , people with knowledge of the matter said.

Sep 11 2017

After roads and railways, China's Silk Road dealmakers eye financial firms

HONG KONG After ports and industrial parks, the dealmakers leading China's trillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector, targeting Europe's banks, insurers and asset managers to tap funds and expertise.

Sep 08 2017

HNA Group says committed to disclosure on future shareholding shake-ups

HONG KONG HNA Group Co is committed to disclosures on future changes of its shareholding structure, the head of the conglomerate's international unit said on Friday, as long-standing concerns persist over who runs one of the most acquisitive Chinese buyers of overseas assets.

Sep 08 2017

Chinese online insurer ZhongAn wins HK approval for $1 billion IPO: sources

HONG KONG ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, China's first internet-only insurer, secured Hong Kong stock exchange approval for its planned initial public offering which could raise more than $1 billion, sources with direct knowledge of the deal said on Friday.

Sep 07 2017

WuXi NextCODE raises $240 mln from Sequoia Capital, Temasek and others

HONG KONG, Sept 7 A Temasek-backed Chinese genomics firm said on Thursday it had raised $240 million in its latest funding round from a consortium led by Sequoia Capital China, one of the largest such fund raisings in genomics.

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