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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 16 2017

Few banks seen queuing for China's red carpet invite

HONG KONG China stunned the finance world last week when it unveiled plans to allow foreign control of its financial institutions. Few bankers thought their long-held dream of better access to the world's largest banking market was within reach.

Nov 13 2017

Gaming firm Razer rises 18 percent in Hong Kong debut, rides tech boom

HONG KONG Shares in Razer Inc, backed by Intel Corp and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, surged 18 percent in their Hong Kong stock market debut on Monday, amid growing retail demand for new technology stocks in the Asian financial hub.

Nov 08 2017

Foreign payment card firms not required JV setup in China: central bank

BEIJING/HONG KONG China does not require foreign payment card companies to establish joint ventures with local partners to operate in the onshore market, the country's central bank said Wednesday.

Nov 07 2017

China plans easing foreign holding, partner choice for securities ventures - sources

HONG KONG China plans to allow global banks to take a stake of up to 51 percent in their onshore securities ventures for the first time and tie up with local non-financial firms, people familiar with the matter said.

Nov 06 2017

Exclusive: Foreign credit card firms hit JV obstacle in China push - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING China is pressing foreign payment card companies to form local joint ventures for onshore operations, said three people familiar with the matter, a move that would counter a pledge on market access Beijing made to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Nov 01 2017

Rising expenses take shine off StanChart profit rise

LONDON Higher expenses and flat revenues overshadowed better than expected quarterly profit for Standard Chartered on Wednesday, sending shares in the Asia-focused bank more than 5 percent lower. | Video

Oct 30 2017

Rising costs tarnish HSBC's Asia-driven profit growth

HONG KONG HSBC reported rising costs on Monday, sending its shares one percent lower and taking the shine off a better-than-expected quarterly profit driven by the Asian business that the bank has put at the heart of its growth plans. | Video

Oct 23 2017

As scandal widens, Japan's Kobe Steel faces key debt test

HONG KONG As Kobe Steel Ltd becomes increasingly embroiled in a data falsification scandal, concerns are growing about its outstanding liabilities despite the Japanese company's sizable cash reserves.

Oct 23 2017

As scandal widens, Japan's Kobe Steel faces key debt test

HONG KONG As Kobe Steel Ltd becomes increasingly embroiled in a data falsification scandal, concerns are growing about its outstanding liabilities despite the Japanese company's sizable cash reserves.

Oct 13 2017

HK regulator drops lawsuit against StanChart, UBS over 2009 IPO: sources

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator has dropped a lawsuit against Standard Chartered Plc and UBS Group AG over their roles in the 2009 IPO of timber company China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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