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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 19 2018

PBOC injects medium-term liquidity in surprise move as trade war escalates

SHANGHAI China's central bank on Tuesday lent 200 billion yuan ($31 billion) to financial institutions via its medium-term lending facility (MLF), highlighting concerns over liquidity and potential economic drag from a trade war with the United States.

Jun 18 2018

PBOC injects medium-term liquidity in surprise move as trade war escalates

SHANGHAI China's central bank on Tuesday lent 200 billion yuan (23.37 billion pounds) to financial institutions via its medium-term lending facility (MLF), highlighting concerns over liquidity and potential economic drag from a trade war with the United States.

Jun 18 2018

Goldman sees slightly easier China monetary policy amid trade tiff with U.S

SHANGHAI Goldman Sachs said it expected China to adopt a slightly easier monetary stance in the face of tit-for-tat tariffs between Beijing and Washington that, while likely to have limited immediate impact on the economy, were at risk of escalating.

Jun 11 2018

Trap or treat? Funds to raise billions for tech IPOs in China

SHANGHAI Asset managers began fundraising for six Chinese "unicorn" funds on Monday, offering retail investors a new investment channel but potentially straining tight market liquidity.

Jun 07 2018

Foxconn unit's shares skyrocket in Shanghai trading debut

SHANGHAI Foxconn Industrial Internet Co Ltd (FII), a unit of the world's largest contract manufacturer, became China's biggest domestically listed tech company by market cap on Friday as its shares soared a maximum 44 percent on debut.

Jun 05 2018

Exclusive: Ant Financial shifts focus from finance to tech services: sources

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Ant Financial Services Group,the dominant Chinese fintech company, is shifting its main focus to technology services and away from payments and consumer finance as Beijing's crackdown on financial risk deepens, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

May 31 2018

Foreign funds only dip their toes into China stocks on eve of MSCI entry

SHANGHAI Foreign buying of Chinese stocks were tepid on Thursday as benchmark indexes rose on the last trading day before mainland shares join MSCI's emerging markets index.

May 31 2018

Foreign flows into China stocks tepid ahead of MSCI inclusion

SHANGHAI, May 31 Foreign buying of Chinese stocks was tepid on Thursday as benchmark indexes rose on the last trading day before mainland shares join MSCI's emerging markets index.

May 28 2018

Flood or dud? Inflows from China MSCI entry are anybody's guess

SHANGHAI The inclusion of Chinese stocks in closely tracked MSCI share indexes is widely expected to draw tens of billions of dollars into the mainland market next month, but active fund managers' conservative positions could mean inflows are much smaller.

May 18 2018

In Shanghai, Australian minister sees limits to tackling irritants in ties

SHANGHAI/SYDNEY Australia's trade minister said on Friday there was "limited scope" to resolve irritants in ties with major trading partner China, including customs delays for an Australian wine maker, during his visit to Shanghai this week.

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