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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

Sep 14 2018

China to ask Wall Street for ideas on improving U.S. ties

HONG KONG China will ask Wall Street firms for ways to improve ties with the United States and suggestions to open up its financial sector at a day-long meeting in Beijing on Sunday, people familiar with the matter said.

Sep 13 2018

Standard Chartered to part ways with three senior Asia bankers in coverage revamp: sources

HONG KONG Standard Chartered is parting ways with three senior Asia-focused bankers and possibly with some mid- and junior-level bankers, as the British lender moves ahead on a plan to cut costs and revamp its industry coverage, two sources said.

Sep 11 2018

HSBC to bolster Asia private banking headcount, double client assets

HONG KONG HSBC Holdings Plc aims to increase its Asia private banking headcount by two-thirds in five years and double client assets in eight as it eyes a bigger share of the business in the world's fastest-growing wealth market, top executives said.

Sep 05 2018

JPMorgan picked to run sale of Anbang' Dutch insurer Vivat: sources

HONG KONG/AMSTERDAM China's Anbang Insurance Group [ANBANG.UL] has picked JPMorgan to manage the 1.4-1.8 billion euro ($1.6-$2 billion) sale of its Dutch insurance arm Vivat, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Sep 05 2018

JPMorgan picked to run sale of Anbang' Dutch insurer Vivat - sources

AMSTERDAM, Sept 5 China's Anbang Insurance Group has picked JPMorgan to manage the 1.4-1.8 billion euro ($1.6-$2 billion) sale of its Dutch insurance arm Vivat, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Aug 30 2018

Hong Kong's digital banking push pits tech newcomers against old-guard lenders

HONG KONG At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong's retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to award the former British colony's first online-only banking licenses.

Aug 30 2018

ANALYSIS-Hong Kong's digital banking push pits tech newcomers against old-guard lenders

* Deadline for application submission to regulator ends Friday

Aug 28 2018

Hong Kong's FWD to buy HSBC's stake in Malaysian insurance venture: sources

HONG KONG/KUALA LUMPUR Hong Kong-based insurer FWD Group has agreed to buy HSBC Holdings Plc's stake in a Malaysian insurance joint venture as part of a plan to expand its presence in Asia, three people familiar with the matter said.

Aug 20 2018

China banks set for modest profit growth as bad loan outlook under cloud

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG China's biggest listed state-owned lenders are expected to post modestly higher profits and steady margins for the six months ended June, as government efforts to boost spending and liquidity underpins loan growth.

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