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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 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 22 2017

Chinese firms scrap plans for micro loan business amid crackdown on 'blind borrowing'

BEIJING A Chinese menswear firm and a leading maker of POS terminals said late on Wednesday they had given up plans to set up micro-loan units, one day after policymakers took steps to tighten supervision of the lightly regulated sector.

Nov 22 2017

China clamps down on online micro lending; U.S.-listed shares plunge

BEIJING China took steps to rein in the rapidly growing and lightly regulated market for online micro-lenders in the government's latest crackdown on internet finance, sending shares of U.S.-listed Chinese financial firms into a tailspin.

Nov 17 2017

China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's rampantly growing shadow banking sector.

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.

Nov 09 2017

Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.

Nov 09 2017

Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.

Nov 09 2017

Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING, Nov 9 U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.

Oct 23 2017

China's home price growth steadies in September as speculative curbs weigh

BEIJING China's new home prices registered a second straight month of weak growth in September, with prices in the biggest markets slipping and gains in smaller cities slowing as government measures to cool a long property boom took hold.

Oct 16 2017

China central bank chief surprises with gravity-defying 7 percent second-half growth forecast

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China’s central bank governor said the economy could grow 7 percent in the second half of this year, accelerating from the first six months and defying widespread expectations for a slowdown.

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