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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.

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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 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 04 2017

Chinese regulator questions Qihoo 360 over $7.5 billion listing

SHANGHAI Chinese regulators are questioning anti-virus software maker Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd's disclosures in its planned $7.5 billion backdoor listing.

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.

Oct 10 2017

Chinese firms rush to hedge as yuan swings begin to sting

SHANGHAI Hobbled by the yuan's unexpected surge this year, more Chinese companies are trading currency derivatives to hedge risks, although many mainland firms remain exposed to swings in China's increasingly volatile currency.

Sep 15 2017

China cuts margin requirements, transaction fees for stock index futures

SHANGHAI China's financial futures exchange said on Friday it is cutting margin requirements and transaction fees for certain stock index futures contracts, as regulators use an ongoing equity market recovery to relax restrictions imposed during a 2015 crash.

Sep 12 2017

Yuan's 2017 advance has helped draw foreigners to China stocks, bonds

SHANGHAI The yuan's surge this year has helped increase foreign purchases of Chinese bonds and stocks. Now Beijing appears to want to cool the currency and make it a two-way bet while still maintaining international appetites for China's assets.

Sep 08 2017

UBS Asset Management aims to launch first China private fund this year

SHANGHAI UBS Group's asset management unit said on Thursday it aims to launch its first Chinese private fund by the end of the year, as Europe's fourth-biggest money manager seeks a slice of China's fast-growing, 10 trillion yuan ($1.54 trillion) private fund market.


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