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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

Apr 13 2018

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

SINGAPORE In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognize faces in crowds across the island-state.

Apr 13 2018

Singapore central bank's first tightening in six years comes with trade warning

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank tightened monetary policy for the first time in six years on Friday, saying the city-state's economy is expected to continue growing steadily even as it acknowledged risks from a trade spat between the United States and China.

Apr 06 2018

Grab's Uber deal still has some obstacles to navigate

SINGAPORE Regulatory scrutiny could complicate ride-hailing company Grab's takeover of Uber Technologies' Southeast Asian business, but there is little the authorities can do to stop Uber from simply exiting the region, lawyers and analysts said.

Apr 05 2018

Singapore police say plane threat a hoax, passenger arrested

SINGAPORE Two Singapore fighter jets escorted a civilian plane bound for Thailand safely back to the city-state on Thursday after a bomb threat by a passenger that police said was a hoax.

Apr 03 2018

Two Airbnb hosts fined in Singapore's first such case

SINGAPORE A Singapore court fined two Airbnb hosts a total of S$60,000 ($45,800) each on Tuesday for unauthorized short-term letting, in the first such case under the city-state's rules on short-term property rentals introduced last year.

Mar 27 2018

Uber sells Southeast Asia business to Grab after costly battle

SINGAPORE/SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, the ride-hailing firms said on Monday, marking the U.S. company's second retreat from an Asian market. | Video

Mar 27 2018

As Uber bows out to Grab, drivers and riders bemoan loss of choice

SINGAPORE A mix of concern and disappointment met Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] deal to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, as drivers and users of the ride-hailing firms took in the prospect of sharply reduced competition.

Mar 26 2018

As Uber bows out to Grab, drivers and riders bemoan loss of choice

SINGAPORE, March 26 A mix of concern and disappointment met Uber Technologies Inc's deal to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, as drivers and users of the ride-hailing firms took in the prospect of sharply reduced competition.

Mar 19 2018

Alibaba doubles Lazada investment to $4 billion in aggressive Southeast Asian expansion

BEIJING/SINGAPORE Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will invest an extra $2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group and tapped a top executive to run the business, as it takes on rivals such as tech titan Amazon in an aggressive expansion in the region.

Mar 16 2018

Singapore's 'en-bloc' redevelopment fever may be cooling

SINGAPORE Singaporean engineer Andy Goh has stopped saying hello to some neighbors in his condominium.

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