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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.

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Oct 20 2017

China-based coworking operator naked Hub sets sights on Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG Shanghai-based coworking space startup naked Hub said on Friday it plans to go public in Hong Kong after a fresh round of fundraising next year, potentially adding more Chinese "new economy" companies to the Asian financial hub's stock exchange.

Sep 23 2017

Small cities benefit as southern China project takes off

HONG KONG Investors are rushing in to a sleepy city on the southern coast of China thanks to a government policy that has seen tens of billions of dollars earmarked to produce a regional economy that would rival the biggest in the world.

Sep 18 2017

China home price growth cools further in August as curbs bear down

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's new home prices rose in August at the slowest pace in seven months and fell or leveled off in more cities as government cooling measures dampened speculation, though there were no signs of a sharper correction that could damage the economy.

Aug 30 2017

In China, to snag a new home buyers may need to pay huge price for parking space

HONG KONG The cost of car parking spaces in new apartment projects in some Chinese cities is soaring as developers roll out their latest secret weapon to counter home price caps imposed by municipal authorities.

Aug 28 2017

China developer Evergrande to cut debt by 2020, choose profits over scale

HONG KONG China Evergrande Group, which has the second-largest debt pile among the nation's corporates, pledged to slash its debt by 2020 after unveiling a jump in first-half profits that was aided by the early redemption of some bonds.

Aug 26 2017

China's R&F Properties roars back into the spotlight on Wanda deals

HONG KONG Once the leader of the elite group of developers known as the "Five South China Tigers", Guangzhou R&F Properties gradually became overshadowed by bigger beasts, but it's now back in focus even as many rivals shy from the limelight.

Aug 22 2017

China's Dalian Wanda drops plan to acquire London's Nine Elms, R&F new buyer

HONG KONG Dalian Wanda Group said on Tuesday it had scrapped plans to buy Nine Elms Square in London, the latest setback for the Chinese conglomerate as Beijing tightens controls on overseas investment.

Aug 22 2017

Room to grow: Country Garden bets on China property, hikes sales target

HONG KONG China's Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd ratcheted up its sales target for the year by 25 percent, citing strong room for domestic growth, after reporting a record high half-yearly net profit on booming property business in smaller cities.

Aug 16 2017

State-owned China Unicom to raise $12 billion from Alibaba, Tencent, others

HONG KONG Telecoms group China Unicom is raising $11.7 billion from about a dozen investors including tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings , as part of Beijing's push for state-owned enterprises to be revitalized with private capital.

Aug 02 2017

Priced out from home market, Chinese swoop in to buy Thai real estate

BANGKOK/HONG KONG Mainland Chinese are snapping up more properties in Thailand for both personal and investment purposes, after being priced out of the market in big cities at home, developers in the Southeast Asian country said on Wednesday.

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