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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

Jun 20 2017

Foreign investors bet billions on China blue-chips joining MSCI index

SHANGHAI Foreign investors are betting U.S. index publisher MSCI will finally agree to include China-listed shares in its emerging markets benchmark this week, stepping up their buying of Chinese blue-chips that could gain from inclusion in the index. | Video

Jun 16 2017

Securitization boom exposes China's slapdash deleveraging efforts

SHANGHAI As China struggles to wean its economy off excessive debt, fledgling securitization markets have exploded with cash-starved banks, local governments and private firms rushing to convert assets into cash.

Jun 15 2017

China stands pat on rates this time despite Fed hike

SHANGHAI China's central bank left interest rates for open market operations unchanged on Thursday, shrugging off an overnight increase in the U.S. Federal Reserve's key policy rate.

Jun 09 2017

In China, some firms ask workers to buy shares in a bid to raise stock price

SHANGHAI Around two dozen mainly small listed Chinese companies have taken the unusual step of urging their employees to buy shares in a bid to prop up stock prices and help fend off collateral calls on stock-backed loans.

Jun 02 2017

China's indebted Huishan Dairy facing fresh legal action

SHANGHAI China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co Ltd is facing fresh legal action over money it owes to creditors, ramping up pressure on the indebted firm whose finances are coming under intense scrutiny.

Jun 01 2017

Chinese bitcoin exchanges resume withdrawals after freeze

SHANGHAI Major Chinese bitcoin exchanges have started to resume allowing withdrawals of the cryptocurrency after nearly a four-month freeze that followed increased scrutiny from the central bank.

May 31 2017

Activist probing factories making Ivanka Trump shoes in China arrested: group

SHANGHAI A man has been arrested and two are missing in China after conducting an investigation into a Chinese company making Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, China Labor Watch, a New York-based advocacy group, said on Wednesday.

May 26 2017

China considers 'X' factor in yuan formula to curb volatility

SHANGHAI China is changing how it calculates the yuan's guidance rate for the second time this year as it steps up efforts to stabilize the currency and reduce price swings, but some analysts and traders say they are not certain how the process will work.

May 24 2017

Moody's downgrades China, warns of fading financial strength as debt mounts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial strength of the economy will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise. | Video

May 12 2017

Exclusive: U.S. complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The United States warned China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at a weekend summit on China's new Silk Road could affect the participation of other countries, casting a shadow over what is Beijing's biggest diplomatic event of 2017.

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