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John Ruwitch

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

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China raises short- and medium- term interest rates after Fed

SHANGHAI China's central bank nudged money market interest rates upward on Thursday just hours after the Federal Reserve raised the U.S. benchmark, as Beijing seeks to prevent destabilizing capital outflows without hurting economic growth.

Dec 12 2017

Bears and bulls lock horns over China's blue chips

SHANGHAI Kweichow Moutai, the Chinese drinkmaker made famous when Richard Nixon drank its fiery sorghum liquor on his historic state visit to Beijing in 1972, has been the toast of the mainland's blue chip stock rally, surging 93 percent this year.

Nov 25 2017

China's new rules may bring sea change for millions of small investors

SHANGHAI Retired Shanghai truck driver Shen Xipei shunned risky stocks and low-yielding deposits and instead put his life savings into a wealth management product (WMP) sold - and guaranteed - by a bank.

Nov 24 2017

Late buying supports China stocks after worst day in months

SHANGHAI Chinese stocks ended a choppy day little changed on Friday after suffering their biggest selloff in months the previous session, reflecting a clash between bulls and bears over the implications of fresh government steps to reduce financial risks.

Nov 23 2017

WRAPUP 2-China stocks extend losses after worst day in months

SHANGHAI, Nov 24 Chinese stocks slipped further on Friday after the biggest selloff in months the previous day, with fresh government steps to reduce financial risks and a rout in the bond market sapping investors' confidence.

Nov 23 2017

Real estate developer Zhongtian eyes China's 2nd biggest equity deal of 2017

BEIJING/SHANGHAI A provincial real estate developer in China, Zhongtian Financial , unveiled a plan to acquire a stake in a local life insurance firm for as much as $4.7 billion (3.53 billion pounds), in what could be the country's second-biggest domestic equity investment this year.

Nov 17 2017

Allianz to boost China property investment, launches mall fund

SHANGHAI Allianz plans to boost real estate investment in China, announcing on Friday the launch of a $750 million fund that targets malls in major cities such as Shanghai and Beijing.

Nov 15 2017

Manulife AM launches wholly-owned investment business in Shanghai

SHANGHAI Canadian asset manager Manulife Asset Management on Wednesday launched a wholly-owned investment business in Shanghai and welcomed Beijing's steps to raise limits on foreign ownership in the finance sector.

Nov 02 2017

Foreign holdings of China stocks hit record, boosting blue chips

SHANGHAI, Nov 2 Foreign holdings of Chinese shares exceeded 1 trillion yuan ($151.1 billion) for the first time in September, central bank data showed on Thursday, as capital market deregulation and MSCI's China inclusion fuelled demand for select blue chips.

Nov 01 2017

People's Bank of China seen supporting yuan around Trump visit

SHANGHAI China is leaving nothing to chance during next week's visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, and will likely fortify the value of the yuan - a regular target of attack during last year's campaign for the White House.


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