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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

Mar 03 2018

Vietnam seeks to pacify China as landmark U.S. carrier visit signals warming ties

HONG KONG/HANOI The visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War is a powerful symbol of the growing strategic ties between the former foes.

Feb 07 2018

Buyers shun sale of stake in Vietnam power firm

HANOI, Feb 7 Prospective investors have registered interest in less than three percent of the stake Vietnam is selling in its Power Generation Corp 3 electricity firm, official data showed.

Jan 30 2018

Vietnam budget airline gets penalty for football bikini show

HANOI Vietnam's aviation authority on Tuesday fined budget airline Vietjet for a semi-naked and celebratory display by bikini-clad models aboard a special flight carrying home the country's under-23 football team from a competition in China.

Jan 26 2018

Vietnam gripped by football fever ahead of Under-23 Asian Cup final

HANOI Amid a deafening symphony of motorbike horns and the sound of wooden spoons beating against kitchen pots and pans, thousands of Vietnamese took to the streets this week to celebrate victory in an otherwise little-followed sporting event: the Under-23 Asian Cup semi-finals.

Jan 26 2018

Vietnam shares surge as long closure for technical glitch shrugged off

HANOI, Jan 26 Vietnam's benchmark stock-market index had its best week in nearly 31 months in spite of a more than two-day shutdown for a "technical issue" that frustrated traders and raised questions about the reliability of the exchange.

Jan 22 2018

Vietnam jails former politburo official for 13 years in graft crackdown

HANOI A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced a former politburo official to 13 years in prison and another high-profile energy official to life imprisonment for embezzlement and violating state rules, in a corruption crackdown, state media said. | Video

Dec 18 2017

Thai beer magnate extends SE Asia push with $4.8 billion Sabeco deal

Ho CHI MINH CITY/SINGAPORE Thai Beverage has won an auction to buy a majority stake worth $4.84 billion in Vietnam's top brewer Sabeco , a lofty deal that adds a major asset to the beer-to-property empire of Thai magnate Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi.

Dec 17 2017

Vietnam to name buyer of up to $5 billion stake in top brewer Sabeco

Ho CHI MINH CITY/SINGAPORE Vietnam is set to auction an up to $5 billion stake in top brewer Sabeco on Monday, with Thai Beverage the only potential bidder to have expressed interest in a majority stake.

Dec 13 2017

Thai Beverage unit seeks to buy 51 percent of Vietnam's Sabeco

HANOI A unit of Thai Beverage has expressed interest in buying about 51 percent of Vietnam's Sabeco, the Vietnamese trade ministry, which is looking to sell a $5 billion (3.8 billion pounds) stake in the nation's biggest brewer, said.

Dec 11 2017

Thai Beverage unit to bid for at least 25 percent of Vietnam's Sabeco

HANOI A unit of Thai Beverage has emerged as the only prospective bidder for state-owned shares in Sabeco that has declared that it could lead to it owning 25 percent or more of Vietnam's biggest brewer, the Trade Ministry said on Monday.


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