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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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May 15 2017

China's economy loses momentum as policymakers clamp down on debt risks

BEIJING China's growth took a step back in April after a surprisingly strong start to the year, as factory output to investment to retail sales all tapered off as authorities clamped down on debt risks in an effort to stave off a potentially damaging hit to the economy.

May 12 2017

China's April loans growth highlights debt challenge

BEIJING China's banks unexpectedly extended more credit in April than in the previous month, though household loans fell in a sign authorities are walking a tight rope as they try to tamp down debt risks without throttling the economy.

Apr 29 2017

China April manufacturing growth slows faster than expected

BEIJING Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed faster than expected in April, an official survey showed on Sunday, as producer price inflation cooled and policymakers' efforts to reduce financial risks in the economy weighed on demand.

Apr 20 2017

Stung by debt, China's economic growth to slow to 6.5 percent in 2017

BEIJING China's economic growth is expected to slow to 6.5 percent in 2017, as the government seeks to cool the property sector and temper credit growth to contain risks from a dangerous build-up of debt, a Reuters poll showed.

Apr 20 2017

Stung by debt, China's economic growth to slow to 6.5 percent in 2017: Reuters poll

BEIJING China's economic growth is seen slowing to 6.5 percent in 2017 despite a strong start to the first quarter, as the government seeks to cool the property sector and temper credit growth to contain risks from a dangerous build-up of debt, a Reuters poll showed.

Apr 20 2017

China capital outflows stabilized in first-quarter as capital controls bite

BEIJING Capital outflows from China eased sharply in the first quarter and cross border flows were more balanced, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday, in the latest official comments indicating policymakers are growing less worried about the yuan currency.

Apr 17 2017

Steel, stimulus drive China's strongest economic growth since 2015

BEIJING China's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter as higher government infrastructure spending and a gravity-defying property boom helped boost industrial output by the most in over two years. | Video

Apr 17 2017

China's first-quarter property investment accelerates, defying curbs

BEIJING Real estate investment in China remained robust in the first quarter from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, as the pace of new construction quickened, despite intensified government cooling measures.

Apr 16 2017

China to post solid, steady first-quarter growth on building boom, but debt risks loom

BEIJING China is expected to report on Monday that its economy grew 6.8 percent in the first quarter, well above Beijing's full-year target, buoyed by surging government infrastructure spending and a gravity-defying property market that is showing signs of overheating.

Apr 12 2017

China's central bank quietly increases its power in battle to curb risks

BEIJING China's central bank has been quietly boosting its policy independence and regulatory reach as it seeks to contain risks to the financial system, policy insiders said, to help ensure stability ahead of a five-yearly leadership team transition this year.

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