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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

Mar 20 2018

China's premier hopes trade war can be averted, pledges more open economy

BEIJING Voicing hopes that Beijing and the United States could avoid a trade war, Premier Li Keqiang told the close of the annual parliament session that China would open its economy further, so that foreign and Chinese firms can compete on an equal footing. | Video

Mar 19 2018

China opts for policy continuity in new central bank chief

BEIJING The appointment of central bank insider Yi Gang as the new People's Bank of China governor signals continuity in policymaking, even as Yi is expected to have less room than his predecessor to push for reforms as Beijing focuses on stability.

Mar 09 2018

China to rely less on economic stimulus as it battles risks: central bank governor

BEIJING China is moving beyond its traditional dependence on rapid credit growth and investment and will rely less on stimulus to boost its economy in future, People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Friday.

Mar 07 2018

China reassures that fiscal policy still expansionary despite deficit cut

BEIJING China's fiscal policy remains supportive for economic growth this year despite a rare cut in the government's budget deficit target, Finance Minister Xiao Jie said on Wednesday, as markets worry over whether Beijing is considering scaling back stimulus.

Mar 05 2018

China keeps growth target at 6.5 percent, stays focused on financial risks

BEIJING China aims to expand its economy by around 6.5 percent this year, the same as in 2017, while pressing ahead with its campaign to reduce risks in the financial system, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.

Mar 02 2018

As China's Xi gains power, parliament prepares to bolster risk battle

BEIJING China's annual parliament gathering kicks off on Monday as an ever-stronger President Xi Jinping presses ahead with efforts to ward off financial risks without undermining the economy.

Feb 26 2018

China's retiring central bank chief Zhou tipped for Boao Forum: sources

BEIJING Zhou Xiaochuan, China's longest-serving central bank governor, is tipped to become the new vice chairman of the Boao Forum -- known as Asia's Davos -- after he retires next month, sources said.

Feb 23 2018

Exclusive: Xi confidant emerges as front runner to head China’s central bank - sources

BEIJING Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who is a trusted confidant of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has emerged as the front runner to be the next governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), according to three sources with knowledge of the situation.

Feb 12 2018

China January new loans surge to record 2.9 trillion yuan, blow past forecasts

BEIJING China's banks extended a record 2.9 trillion yuan ($458.3 billion) in new yuan loans in January, blowing past expectations and nearly five times the previous month as policymakers aim to sustain solid economic growth while reining in debt risks.

Feb 01 2018

China reasonably comfortable with sharp yuan gains, for now - sources

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's central bank is reasonably comfortable with the yuan's sharp gains against a dollar that is broadly weakening, but it could become an issue if gains against other currencies affect its export competitiveness, policy insiders and analysts said.


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