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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

Aug 14 2018

Mubadala offers to sell $150 mln of shares in Malaysia's RHB Bank -sources

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala Investment Company has offered to sell around $150 million worth of shares in Malaysia's RHB Bank Bhd in a block trade on Tuesday, sources familiar with the deal said.

Aug 14 2018

Billions hinge on Malaysia Mahathir's bid to woo project concessions from China

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives in China on Friday seeking to renegotiate, and perhaps cancel, billions of dollars worth of Chinese-invested projects entangled in domestic graft probes.

Aug 02 2018

Khazanah's investment playbook set for revamp under Mahathir's Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional will likely cut stakes in some top state-linked firms as the government overhauls the sovereign wealth fund's investment strategy, after revamping its board last week, to boost transparency and slash national debt.

Jul 19 2018

Malaysia's AirAsia set to confirm and expand Airbus A330neo order: sources

FARNBOROUGH, England/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's AirAsia Group Bhd is set to confirm and expand an order for A330neo long-haul passenger jets, according to sources, handing European planemaker Airbus a last-minute boost at the Farnborough Airshow on Thursday.

Jul 17 2018

AirAsia's Fernandes undecided on plane order, no plans to attend Farnborough

KUALA LUMPUR AirAsia Group Bhd CEO Tony Fernandes said the group had not yet taken a decision on which aircraft manufacturer to pick for new plane orders and that he was not planning to go to this week's air show in Farnborough, England.

Jun 19 2018

Asia business sentiment slips from seven-year high on trade worries: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

KUALA LUMPUR Business confidence among Asian companies slipped for the first time in three quarters, on mounting worries that U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist policies would trigger tit-for-tat reprisals and undermine the global trading system.

Jun 14 2018

Vegoils: Palm recovers as traders buy at low prices, ahead of festive period

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Thursday, pulling back from a more than 22-month low hit in the previous session, as traders took the opportunity to buy at low prices ahead of Eid festivities during the weekend.

Jun 13 2018

Vegoils: Palm extends fall to over 22-month low, dragged by weaker related oils

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian palm oil futures extended falls to a more than 22-month low on Wednesday, tracking weakness in related edible oils.

Jun 11 2018

Former Malaysia c.bank deputy frontrunner for governor job: sources

KUALA LUMPUR A former Malaysian central bank official who was part of an investigating team into beleaguered state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is frontrunner to be picked as the next governor of the bank, people familiar with the matter said.

Jun 07 2018

Malaysia stock market cheers change in key posts under new government

KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 Moves by Malaysia's new government to change the guard at market regulators and state-owned firms have lifted the country's stock markets this week as investors hope for better governance and an end to decades of patronage politics.

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