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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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Nov 16 2017

Singapore October exports rise most in 2-1/2 years, China sales soar

SINGAPORE Singapore's exports rose the most in 2-1/2 years in October, well over double expectations as surging sales to China helped more than recoup a decline the month before in a boost to the trade-dependent economy.

Nov 13 2017

Singapore founder's grandson names lawyer in contempt case

SINGAPORE/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts A nephew of Singapore's prime minister said a contempt of court proceeding against him, stemming from comments he made about the country's legal system, was "meritless" and he had appointed a lawyer to represent him.

Nov 09 2017

Singapore detains two for 'terrorism-related' activities

SINGAPORE Singapore said on Thursday it has detained a Singaporean man and a woman for affiliations to radical Islamist groups under the country's tough security law that allows for detention without trial.

Nov 09 2017

Minor train disruption rattles Singapore's reputation for glitch-free services

SINGAPORE Singapore is grappling with a controversy that refuses to go away, a month after rainwater flooded a tunnel of its mass rapid transit (MRT) service, leading to the partial suspension of train runs at weekends.

Nov 06 2017

Singapore academic who warned of perils of small countries steps down

SINGAPORE The founding dean of a prominent Singapore school said on Monday he was stepping down, four months after he stirred a heated debate in the city-state with the comment that small countries like Singapore must "always behave like small states".

Oct 26 2017

Singapore September factory output beats expectations, up 14.6 percent

SINGAPORE Singapore's industrial production in September beat expectations and grew for the fourteenth consecutive month thanks to continued growth in electronics, data showed on Thursday.

Oct 16 2017

Singapore September exports post surprise decline as electronics stumble

SINGAPORE Singapore's exports unexpectedly fell from a year earlier in September, data showed on Tuesday, their first on-year contraction in five months as electronics shipments posted their first decline in almost a year.

Oct 13 2017

French cabaret Crazy Horse returns to Singapore after a decade

SINGAPORE Crazy Horse, a French cabaret known for its topless female dancers, has returned to Singapore a decade after a franchise club failed in the conservative Southeast Asian city-state.

Sep 26 2017

Singapore August factory output rises more than expected; electronics to remain solid

SINGAPORE Singapore's industrial production remained on a roll in August, rising more than expected due to growth in electronics and biomedical output, data showed on Tuesday.

Sep 25 2017

Singapore's softer August inflation signals no change to policy

SINGAPORE Singapore's annual headline consumer price index rose more slowly than forecast in August, reinforcing expectations the central bank will keep policy unchanged at its review in October despite brighter economic growth prospects this year.

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