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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

Oct 23 2015

Malaysia sees c/a surplus halved in 2016, but lower fiscal deficit

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 Malaysia forecast on Friday that its current account surplus would be more than halved to 11.3 billion ringgit ($2.63 billion) in 2016, extending a negative trend that has been a key factor behind the ringgit's 17 percent fall this year.

Oct 16 2015

Malaysia arrests hacker for supplying U.S. targets to Islamic State

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON At the request of the United States, Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking personal data of more than a thousand U.S. officials and handing it to Islamic State militants in Syria so they could target the individuals. | Video

Oct 16 2015

Malaysia arrests hacker for supplying U.S. targets to Islamic State

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON At the request of the United States, Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking personal data of more than a thousand U.S. officials and handing it to Islamic State militants in Syria so they could target the individuals. | Video

Oct 16 2015

Malaysia arrests hacker for supplying U.S. targets to Islamic State

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON At the request of the United States, Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking personal data of more than a thousand U.S. officials and handing it to Islamic State militants in Syria so they could target the individuals. | Video

Oct 13 2015

Malaysia's Tenaga seen as top contender in 1MDB power assets sale

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian utility heavyweight Tenaga is inching towards a multi-billion dollar purchase of energy assets from 1MDB after a rival bidder dropped out, a deal that would bring welcome financial relief to the scandal-hit state fund.

Oct 07 2015

AirAsia's potential management-led buyout faces headwinds

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes may find it tough to take the budget airline private due to large funding needs as potential partners worry about a floundering Malaysian economy and a weak regional aviation market.

Oct 07 2015

AirAsia's potential management-led buyout faces headwinds

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes may find it tough to take the budget airline private due to large funding needs as potential partners worry about a floundering Malaysian economy and a weak regional aviation market.

Sep 29 2015

Malaysia's 1MDB says not contacted by foreign investigators

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's troubled strategic investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has not been contacted by any foreign investigators over allegations of mismanagement and corruption, its president Arul Kanda told Reuters on Tuesday.

Sep 14 2015

Malaysia's Najib delivers $4.6 billion boost for stock market

KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian government will inject 20 billion ringgit (2.98 billion pounds) into a state investment firm to shore up the stock market, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday, in a bid to boost confidence in a country reeling from a political scandal.

Sep 09 2015

Asian officials "extremely disappointed" at Malaysian crowd trouble

KUALA LUMPUR Asian soccer officials have condemned the crowd disturbances that forced the abandonment of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Malaysia and vowed to help the sport's world governing body FIFA with its investigation into the incident.

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