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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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Jan 18 2018

China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in seven years

BEIJING China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion. | Video

Jan 09 2018

China's factory inflation slowest in 13 months as war on pollution steps up

BEIJING China's producer prices rose at their slowest pace in 13 months in December, as the government's war against winter smog dented factory demand for raw materials in a sign the world's second largest economy has started to slow.

Jan 05 2018

Consumer loan securitization boom put on hold as China clamps down on leverage

BEIJING A boom in asset-backed securities issued by micro-lenders aiming to expand in China's fast-growing online credit market looks set to slow this year amid growing regulatory scrutiny.

Dec 30 2017

China December factory growth eases as tough pollution measures bite

BEIJING Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed slightly in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on the world's second-largest economy.

Dec 30 2017

Beijing may be starting to win its battle against smog

BEIJING Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. | Video

Dec 20 2017

Shanghai starts vetting outbound investment scheme licenses, regulator says

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Shanghai has started vetting license applications for an outbound investment scheme allowing subsidiaries of global asset managers to raise funds for investment overseas, China's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday.

Dec 14 2017

China's industrial heartland struggles in Beijing's fight against smog

SHIJIAZHUANG, China Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China's industrial heartland as an unprecedented government effort to clean up an environment devastated by decades of unbridled growth backfires. | Video

Dec 13 2017

China's property price rally to stall in 2018 as small city boom wanes: Reuters poll

BEIJING China's home price growth is likely to stall in 2018 as a surprise boom in smaller cities is expected to lose steam while measures to tighten credit and other property curbs continue to constrain the market, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

Dec 04 2017

Micro-lender China Rapid Finance spots opportunity in new rules

BEIJING China Rapid Finance will make any adjustments needed to its business practices and the fees it charges in response to Bejing's new requirements to clean up fast-growing online micro-lenders, its chief executive Zane Wang said on Monday.

Dec 02 2017

China's debt crackdown hits cash loan providers

BEIJING Executives from Chinese companies specialising in offering consumers small, easy-to-get loans became something of a fixture on Wall Street this year.

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