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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

Jan 29 2018

Alibaba to take on Kuala Lumpur's traffic in first foreign project

KUALA LUMPUR Alibaba Group will set up a traffic control system harnessing artificial intelligence for Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, its first such service outside China, as the e-commerce giant pushes to grow its cloud computing business.

Jan 24 2018

Malaysia's edotco targets expansion in region, possible capital raising

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 Malaysia's edotco Group is eyeing an entry into markets such as Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, and will tap funds to set itself up for more deals in the region, the telecommunications tower services unit of Axiata , the country's largest mobile operator, said on Wednesday.

Jan 04 2018

Singapore's Vickers Venture targets $500 million fund late-2018, eyes biotech, nanotech, AI

KUALA LUMPUR Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners is looking to raise its largest fund yet of up to $500 million later this year as it seeks to increase investment in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI), said its chairman, Finian Tan.

Nov 16 2017

Top Malaysia fund firm eyes more private investments to cut cash pile

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's largest fund management firm Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) plans to boost private investments and fixed income assets starting next year as part of a five-year target to reduce its cash holdings, its top executive said.

Nov 14 2017

Malaysia's $30 billion pension fund to allocate more money for foreign deals

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Retirement Fund Inc aims to lift the overseas portion of its investment portfolio to as much as 15 percent from 12, as the $30 billion pension fund looks to boost performance while domestic returns slow, its chief executive told Reuters.

Aug 23 2017

Sale of ANZ stake in Malaysia's AmBank scrapped as RHB deal collapses: sources

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd's plans to sell its stake in AMMB Holdings (AmBank) Bhd have fallen through after a proposed acquisition of the Malaysian lender by a domestic rival was scrapped, sources familiar with the matter said.

Aug 22 2017

Malaysia's RHB Bank and AmBank likely to ditch merger plans: sources

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's RHB Bank and AMMB Holdings (AmBank) are likely to abandon their planned merger, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Aug 09 2017

Hard-pedaling soft power, China helps launch $13 billion Belt and Road rail project in Malaysia

KUANTAN, Malaysia China and Malaysia broke ground on Wednesday on a $13 billion rail project linking peninsular Malaysia's east and west, the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing's Belt and Road infrastructure push.

Jul 13 2017

ANZ Bank nears deal to sell Malaysian banking stake to pension fund - sources

KUALA LUMPUR/ABU DHABI Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is near a deal to sell its Malaysian banking stake to a pension fund and exit the Southeast Asian nation, sources familiar with the matter said, in a transaction that could be worth around $900 million.

Jul 12 2017

ANZ Bank nears deal to sell Malaysian banking stake to pension fund: sources

KUALA LUMPUR/ABU DHABI Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is near a deal to sell its Malaysian banking stake to a pension fund and exit the Southeast Asian nation, sources familiar with the matter said, in a transaction that could be worth around $900 million.

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