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 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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.