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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

Apr 08 2017

China clearing houses partners with Canada's TMX in bond market push

SHANGHAI, April 8 In Beijing's latest push to attract foreign investment into the country's $9 trillion bond market, China's state-owned clearing house said on Saturday that it will work with Canada's TMX Group to expedite cross-border investments.

Apr 08 2017

China stock regulator challenges corporate hype to cool economic zone fever

SHANGHAI China's stock regulator has moved to cool speculative fever around plans to build a massive economic zone near Beijing, warning several listed companies against misleading investors with bombastic hypes around the red-hot theme.

Apr 08 2017

China tightens collateral rules involving corporate bonds amid rising defaults

SHANGHAI China has published rules barring the use of lower-rated corporate bonds as collateral in short-term borrowing in a bid to reduce financial risks.

Mar 30 2017

Chinese banks race to stay liquid, funded ahead of PBOC risk inspection

SHANGHAI As China's banks prepare for a rigorous quarterly inspection of their books by the central bank, the ructions in money markets and an explosion in inter-bank borrowing show how addicted they are to risky methods of funding and investments.

Mar 16 2017

Asian real estate still attractive after U.S. rate hike - LaSalle Investment

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG Asian real estate remains attractive due to relatively high yields despite U.S. monetary tightening as the pace of interest rate increases in the region is expected to be slow, an executive at LaSalle Investment Management said on Thursday.

Mar 16 2017

Asian real estate still attractive after U.S. rate hike - LaSalle Investment

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, March 16 Asian real estate remains attractive due to relatively high yields despite U.S. monetary tightening as the pace of interest rate increases in the region is expected to be slow, an executive at LaSalle Investment Management said on Thursday.

Feb 16 2017

China’s private placement boom on borrowed time

SHANGHAI A three-year boom in private share placements in China, a handy way around tighter control of public share issuance, is running on fumes as Beijing turns its sights on the speculative excesses and dubious value the boom has engendered.

Feb 16 2017

China relaxes trading rules on stock index futures

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's securities regulator said late on Thursday it will relax certain rules on stock index futures trading as the government starts to gradually unwind restrictions imposed during the 2015 stock market crash.

Jan 25 2017

China's shadow banking crusade risks bond market crash

SHANGHAI China's campaign to cut high debt levels in its economy is aiming this year to shrink the $3 trillion shadow banking sector, which could drain a critical source of income for the country's banks and of funding for its fragile bond market.

Jan 17 2017

Capital curbs push Chinese firms to risky, costly dollar bonds

SHANGHAI China's efforts to support its currency and cool its hot property market are encouraging more Chinese companies, including many state firms, to take on extra cost and risk by raising foreign-currency bonds in Hong Kong and other offshore locations.

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