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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 29 2018

Exclusive: HNA's Hong Kong Airlines taps investors ahead of IPO - document

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group's Hong Kong Airlines is considering an initial public offering in the "short to medium term" and tapping investors to raise funds through the issue of new shares and convertible bonds, a document reviewed by Reuters shows.

May 29 2018

China's Ant Financial raises $10 billion at $150 billion valuation: sources

HONG KONG Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China's biggest online payment platform by market share, Alipay, has closed its latest funding round having raised $10 billion from a clutch of global and local investors, five people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

May 29 2018

China's Ant Financial closes funding round; raises $10 bln at $150 bln valuation -sources

HONG KONG, May 29 Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China's biggest online payment platform by market share, Alipay, has closed its latest funding round having raised $10 billion from a clutch of global and local investors, five people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

May 23 2018

MOVES-UBS merging Greater China investment banking teams, appoints heads-memo

HONG KONG, May 24 Swiss bank UBS Group has appointed leaders for its Greater China business which is being formed by merging its China-focused investment banking teams, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Thursday.

May 23 2018

Private equity fund buys index maker Alerian as ZZ Capital deal stalls

HONG KONG, May 23 Aretex Capital Partners, a private equity fund that was launched just this year, has agreed to buy Alerian, the developer of the energy benchmark Alerian MLP Index, Aretex said in a statement late on Tuesday.

May 22 2018

HNA explores Ingram Micro sale, China Huarong held talks: sources

HONG KONG Several Chinese groups, including Huarong Asset Management, have been in discussions this year to buy Ingram Micro from HNA Group as the once-acquisitive conglomerate continues its efforts to retrench, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

May 15 2018

China's JD.com invests $306 million in Warburg Pincus-backed ESR

HONG KONG/BEIJING Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has invested $306 million in ESR Cayman Ltd, a logistics fund developer and manager backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, ESR said in a statement on Tuesday.

May 07 2018

MOVES-Former Tiger Global executive joins Jeneration Capital as CIO

HONG KONG, May 8 Hong Kong-based fund Jeneration Capital Management said on Tuesday that Jason Tan, formerly a global partner at investment firm Tiger Global Management LLC, has joined as partner and chief investment officer.

May 07 2018

Carlyle set to close new Asia fund at $6.5 billion: sources

HONG KONG Carlyle Group is set to close its biggest-ever Asia private equity fund at $6.5 billion, people with direct knowledge of matter said, in a deal that adds to the record levels of funds seeking deals in the region.

Apr 26 2018

Exclusive: Chip wars - China closing in on second $19 billion semiconductor fund: sources

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China's state-backed semiconductor fund is near to closing a 120 billion yuan ($18.98 billion)investment round for a second fund to support the domestic chip sector and help cut reliance on imports amid a bruising trade standoff with the United States.

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