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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

Vietnam seeks death penalty for embezzlement by ex-chairman of state energy firm

HANOI Prosecutors in Vietnam on Thursday said they were seeking the death sentence in an embezzlement case against a former chairman of state energy firm PetroVietnam, as the communist country steps up one of its biggest corruption crackdowns.

Sep 05 2017

Vietnam moves one step closer to majority stake sale in brewer Sabeco

HANOI Vietnam's prime minister has approved a plan to sell a majority stake in brewer Sabeco , a government committee said in a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday, taking the state-controlled brewer one step closer to a long-awaited sale.

Aug 03 2017

Vietnam TV shows oil executive who Germany says was abducted

HANOI Vietnam's state television broadcast images on Thursday of a former oil executive saying he had voluntarily returned home to face justice for corruption after Germany said he was abducted in Berlin and taken back by force.

Jul 21 2017

Vietnam pollution fight hits supplier to global fashion brands

HANOI Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues.

Jul 10 2017

Vietnam's central bank defends surprise rate cuts amid credit worries

HANOI, July 10 Vietnam's central bank on Monday defended its surprise decision to cut interest rates despite International Monetary Fund advice to keep monetary policy on hold because of concerns over the pace of credit growth.

Jul 06 2017

Vietnam renews India oil deal in tense South China Sea

HANOI/NEW DELHI Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region.

Jun 21 2017

Compelling Vietnam: Foreign investors unfazed by Trump's trade deal rebuff

HANOI Every 45 seconds or so, a neatly wrapped VanHeusen dress shirt destined for a J C Penney store in the United States drops off a new production line at a factory north of Vietnam's capital.

Jun 04 2017

Vietnam's White House lobbying coup secures strategic gains

HANOI When Vietnam's prime minister sat down with President Donald Trump at the White House last week, it reflected a concerted Vietnamese lobbying effort unmatched by most Asian peers.

May 29 2017

Formosa steel plant in Vietnam restarts after toxic spill

HANOI Formosa Plastics Group's steel plant in Vietnam restarted on Monday after its operations were halted for causing one of the country's worst environmental disasters, local media reported.

May 24 2017

Vietnam plans to open 'outstanding' special economic zones

HANOI Vietnam plans to open three special economic zones that offer investors greater incentives and fewer restrictions than available to date in the country, the investment minister said.

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