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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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Tencent-backed We Doctor seeks overseas expansion as it prepares for Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG We Doctor Group, a Tencent Holdings-backed online healthcare services firm, said it is in talks with Hong Kong and Southeast Asian hospital chains and medical groups about tie-ups to cater to growing demand from mainland Chinese for international-standard services.

Dec 08 2017

Private equity firm EQT pulls Australia's I-MED sale

HONG KONG/SYDNEY, Dec 8 Swedish private equity investor EQT Holdings, owner of Australia's I-MED Radiology Network, has abandoned its attempt to selling the country's biggest X-ray imaging provider after failing to get satisfactory offers.

Dec 08 2017

China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, won't sell assets 'blindly'

HONG KONG China's HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL] sought to allay growing concerns that the massive conglomerate is facing a liquidity crunch and may need to dispose some recent acquisitions, including stakes in Deutsche Bank and Hilton .

Dec 06 2017

Exclsuive: China's Xiaomi seeks bank pitches for 2018 IPO - sources

HONG KONG Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has asked banks to pitch next Friday for an initial public offering in 2018, people familiar with the plan told Reuters. | Video

Dec 06 2017

Exclusive: China's Sinopec looking to sell Nigeria business - sources

LONDON/HONG KONG China's Sinopec Group has hired BNP Paribas to sell its oil business in Nigeria and Gabon, three people with knowledge of the matter said, as the state-owned oil giant pares back its presence in Africa.

Dec 06 2017

Hopu Investments raising $2.5 billion fund to tap demand for China exposure - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING Chinese private equity firm Hopu Investments is targeting raising up to $2.5 billion (1.8 billion pounds) in a new dollar fund to capitalise on the country's state sector reforms and its growing consumer industries, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Dec 05 2017

Exclusive: More Chinese lenders plan to pursue RCom in insolvency court - sources

HONG KONG/MUMBAI/BEIJING Two major Chinese lenders plan to support a move by China Development Bank to put Indian wireless carrier Reliance Communications (RCom) into insolvency court as they seek to recover about $2 billion in debt, said three people with knowledge of the matter.

Dec 05 2017

China's Sinochem seeking to sell logistics unit for $530 million

HONG KONG Sinochem International Corp said it has put up its logistics unit for sale by public auction, aiming to raise about 3.5 billion yuan ($530 million) - part of the Sinochem conglomerate's efforts to respond to Beijing's push for a slimmer state sector.

Nov 29 2017

Exclusive: Daimler rebuffs Geely offer to buy stake; Geely still hopeful of a deal - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING Daimler AG has turned down an offer from China's Geely to take a stake of up to 5 percent via a discounted share placement, as the German automaker has long been reluctant to see existing shareholdings diluted, sources with knowledge of the talks said.

Nov 28 2017

China's NIO Capital eyes $500 million dollar fund for auto investments: sources

HONG KONG NIO Capital, an investment firm founded by leading Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO, is in talks with prospective investors to raise up to $500 million in a dollar fund aimed at the country's auto sector, people with knowledge of the plans said.


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