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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HONG KONG Chinese biotech firm Ascletis Pharma Inc saw its shares end their Hong Kong debut flat on Wednesday after rising as much as 6.4 percent, in the culmination of the city's first listing under new rules designed to attract drug developers.
(This version of the story corrects last paragraph to say 3SBio Inc and WuXi Biologics were HK's biggest biotech IPOs, not China Resources Pharma Group.)
HONG KONG, July 26 Seven Chinese property developers have tapped Asia's dollar bond markets in the past week, raising a combined $2.6 billion, as they race to take advantage of fresh investor enthusiasm for junk-rated bonds amid signs of economic support from Beijing.
MONTREAL/BRUSSELS China has cooled to a landmark deal to curb emissions from international flights, with the country no longer listed as a participant in the agreement's first phase, according to the United Nations aviation agency's website.
MONTREAL/BRUSSELS The U.N. aviation agency is expected to include fossil fuels in a landmark global agreement to limit aircraft emissions, a move that could encourage airlines to purchase crude over more costly biojet fuels, sources familiar with the matter said.
BRUSSELS Christian Louboutin's battle to protect the distinctive red soles on the shoes he designs got a boost on Tuesday when the European Union's top court said their red color was separate from the shape of the soles, which is usually not protected under EU trademark law.
BERLIN Uber, the ride-hailing company which has been banned from many European cities, is about to launch its JUMP electric bicycle sharing service in Germany as it diversifies and seeks to build bridges with local authorities. | Video
June 6 Ride-hailing company Uber said on Wednesday it would launch electric bicycle sharing service JUMP Bikes, which it bought last month, in Europe as it seeks to expand into other transportation modes and make peace with local authorities.
BRUSSELS European Union governments and lawmakers have agreed to cap the price of calling from one EU country to another, seeking to score another political victory with citizens after the elimination of mobile roaming surcharges.
BRUSSELS European countries are pushing back against any weakening of the rules underpinning a landmark global agreement to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels, especially those related to the types of aviation biofuels that can be used.