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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

May 18 2018

Snail cream, smelly fruit: Thai cosmetics, food firms tap into Chinese tourism boom

BANGKOK The label on the pink and white box of face cream sold in a Bangkok hypermarket proudly declares that it is based on a "snail secretion filtrate moisture system". The Snail White branding - plus some positive internet reviews - is enough to have Chinese tourists recently lining up to buy the slime-infused product. | Video

Apr 11 2018

Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE Thai energy companies are on a roll. The national oil and gas champion, a coal miner and power utility, upstart solar and wind companies, virtually all are expanding across Southeast Asia, applying practices and technology developed at home.

Apr 10 2018

In ageing Thailand, developers race to supply locals and elderly expats

BANGKOK At 79, Thai businessman Boon Vasin's latest $500 million venture is a bet on a market he knows well - looking after Thailand's rapidly growing population of old people.

Mar 27 2018

Mixed Martial Arts: One Championship pushes into Thailand despite challenges

BANGKOK As someone who has practiced Thai boxing (Muay Thai) for 30 years, Chatri Sityodtong knows very well the challenges he faces as he tries to bring his version of Mixed Martial Arts to the Southeast Asian nation.

Mar 24 2018

Thai politics: No country for young men?

BANGKOK A 39-year-old motor parts billionaire and extreme sports enthusiast seeking to shake up Thai politics has been compared to France's Emmanuel Macron and Canada's Justin Trudeau for his youth.

Mar 15 2018

Thai auto heir launches new party, promises to heal political rift

BANGKOK A scion of Thailand's biggest autoparts group launched a political party in Bangkok on Thursday as an alternative to established parties, promising to bridge a festering political divide.

Mar 15 2018

Thai auto heir launches new party, promises to heal political rift

BANGKOK, March 15 A scion of Thailand's biggest auto parts group launched a new political party in Bangkok on Thursday as an alternative to established parties, promising to bridge a festering political divide in the country.

Mar 05 2018

Thai retailer Central plans $1.5 bln store expansion at home and overseas

BANGKOK, March 5 Thailand's largest retailer, Central Group, plans to invest around $1.51 billion to substantially expand its store footprint locally and overseas, and is aiming to grow sales by 14 percent this year, its chief executive said on Monday.

Feb 09 2018

Thailand's biggest solar firm plans $1.76 billion in Vietnam wind projects

BANGKOK Thailand's largest solar energy company, Superblock Pcl, plans to invest 56 billion baht ($1.76 billion) to install 700 megawatts (MW) of wind farms in Vietnam, the company's Chairman Jormsup Lochaya told Reuters on Friday.

Feb 04 2018

Thailand's biggest wind power generator plans solar, hydro expansion

BANGKOK Thailand's biggest wind power generator, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), plans to invest into other sources of electricity including solar, hydro and biomass to back up its capacity, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview.

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