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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

Nov 09 2017

Chinese binge on easy credit tied to Singles Day sales

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 9 Days ahead of China's biggest retail event of the year, lenders and retailers are going all out to get consumers to borrow and to spend - from topping up credit lines to offering loans that come with chances to win even more cash.

Oct 30 2017

For China's top lenders, third quarter profits grow, bad loans ease

BEIJING Four of China's 'Big Five' state-owned banks reported higher quarterly profits and slower growth in bad loans, helped by a resilient economy and checks on the shadow banking sector.

Sep 12 2017

China's big banks halt services for North Koreans, tellers say

SHANGHAI China's Big Four state-owned banks have stopped providing financial services to new North Korean clients, according to branch staff, amid U.S. concerns that Beijing has not been tough enough over Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests.

Sep 12 2017

China's big banks halt services for North Koreans, tellers say

SHANGHAI China's Big Four state-owned banks have stopped providing financial services to new North Korean clients, according to branch staff, amid U.S. concerns that Beijing has not been tough enough over Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests.

Sep 10 2017

Trust issues? China targets a $3 trillion shadow banking industry

SHANGHAI As a flood of unregulated cash swirls through the Chinese economy, Beijing has been taking aim at the trust companies whose unrestrained lending practices are worrying regulators.

Aug 31 2017

Diverging paths: As China's big banks improve, smaller lenders lag

SHANGHAI/BEIJING After a tough two years, China's largest banks are reporting green shoots, with the top four turning in consensus-beating profits and promising an upbeat second half.

Aug 18 2017

Chinese banks battle slowing loan growth, default risks loom

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Chinese banks are set to see a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, having exhausted most of their annual credit quota, raising the specter of corporate defaults as financing costs climb further in the world's No.2 economy.

Aug 06 2017

China's bank regulator lets crackdown deadline slip over stability worries: sources

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's banking regulator has extended by two months a June deadline for banks to submit risk assessments over concerns it was putting strain on the lenders, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Jun 26 2017

China jails Crown Resorts staff over gambling crimes

SHANGHAI A Chinese court jailed 16 employees of Crown Resorts Ltd, including three Australians, in a quick-fire trial on Monday that caps a lengthy probe into how the firm lured Chinese high-rollers to its casinos. | Video

Jun 25 2017

Australians among 19 on trial as Crown Resorts case opens in China

SHANGHAI, June 26 Three Australians went on trial in China on Monday along with a dozen other Crown Resorts Ltd employees and former employees accused of gambling crimes, following a lengthy probe into how the firm lured Chinese high-rollers to its casinos.

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