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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 07 2017

Investors in Asia batten down ahead of UK vote, Comey testimony and ECB

HONG KONG Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday but investors were wary ahead of an election in Britain, a European Central Bank meeting, and testimony at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing by James Comey, the former FBI chief fired by President Donald Trump.

May 31 2017

Asia stocks cap fifth month of gains on China relief; sterling slips

HONG KONG Asian stocks held steady on Wednesday, capping a fifth consecutive month of gains as data showed China's factory activity grew at a steady clip this month, reassuring investors worried about a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

May 25 2017

Ballooning Chinese dollar borrowing a dilemma for index trackers

LONDON/HONG KONG Record-breaking dollar bond sales from Chinese companies are steadily increasing China's weight in global indexes, raising concerns about overexposure among investors who track them.

May 16 2017

Asia stocks at two-year highs, look pricey; oil climbs

HONG KONG Asian stocks climbed to a fresh-two year high on Tuesday on the back of an overnight rise in Wall Street, while oil extended gains after major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia pledged to push for an extension of supply cuts into 2018.

May 10 2017

Hong Kong's first-quarter GDP to pick up as exports, retail sales rebound

HONG KONG Hong Kong's economy likely got off to a firm start in the first quarter helped by buoyant global trade and the wealth effects from the city's robust property market, though analysts warned growth may not be as stellar in the coming quarters.

May 10 2017

China opening up its bond markets, but currency seen as major barrier

HONG KONG China's policymakers plan to open the doors wider than ever to foreign investment in the country's $3 trillion bond market, in part to help shore up the struggling yuan. But the currency is also proving to be a major barrier to the success of their plan.

May 05 2017

Asian stocks fall for third day on commodity fears, China hits three-month lows

HONG KONG Asian stocks declined for a third consecutive day on Friday as fresh falls in commodities raised concerns about the health of the global economy, though the euro bucked the broad weakness on receding concerns about France's presidential election.

Apr 26 2017

Asian stocks near 2-year high on U.S. optimism, euro steady

HONG KONG Asian stocks extended gains for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, as renewed optimism about the world's biggest economy brightened the outlook for risky assets while the euro held on to previous gains as political concerns in France ebbed.

Apr 25 2017

Asia investors boost use of unorthodox data sources in battle to beat benchmarks

HONG KONG Sometime in the third quarter of 2016, Blackrock’s scientific active equity team, which manages $80 billion globally, began picking up increased signs of construction activity on the ground in China by using satellite imagery.

Apr 13 2017

Planned rules to shake up Asia wealth managers' fee-sharing business

HONG KONG Hong Kong and Singapore are set to launch new disclosure rules for wealth managers on what they are paid by funds to sell their products, moves aimed at revealing conflicts of interest but which could disrupt a business that generates billions of dollars in fees.

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