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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

22 Sep 2017

China's small banks face funding crunch as regulations, liquidity tighten

SHANGHAI China's small banks are struggling to raise funds through short-term instruments as a regulatory squeeze combines with tight liquidity ahead of the quarter-end and Golden Week holiday.

15 Sep 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.

12 Sep 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.

08 Sep 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.

31 Aug 2017

China's central bank bans longer-tenor NCDs to close bank funding loophole

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's central bank has barred financial institutions from issuing certain kinds of interbank loans as a funding loophole, as it continues to keep a tight grip on the potential for speculative financing.

29 Aug 2017

China's Bond Connect trade picks up as yuan strengthens

SHANGHAI, Aug 29 Trading by offshore investors in a type of short-term debt through China's Bond Connect scheme rose sharply last week, suggesting that a strengthening yuan may be helping the two-month-old programme pick up steam after a slow start.

03 Aug 2017

Foreign holdings of Chinese debt up in July, Bond Connect impact limited

SHANGHAI, Aug 3 Foreign investors increased their holdings of Chinese bonds for a fifth consecutive month in July, but official data showed little evidence that the country's one-month-old scheme to ease bond market access for overseas investors has had a significant impact on trading.

16 Jul 2017

U.S.-China trade talks sputtering at 100-day deadline

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Bilateral talks aimed at reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China have yielded some initial deals, but U.S. firms say much more needs to be done as a deadline for a 100-day action plan expires on Sunday. 

14 Jul 2017

Trading bonds in China? You might want this chat app for millennials

SHANGHAI A new scheme that connects China's local bonds with Hong Kong promises to open the country's $9 trillion (7 trillion pounds) debt market to global investment - but investors venturing into the mainland are coming to terms with the massive community that does business not on trading platforms, but social chat apps.

03 Jul 2017

Brisk trade marks start of China, Hong Kong Bond Connect scheme

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China and Hong Kong launched a long-awaited Bond Connect scheme on Monday that links China's $9 trillion bond market with overseas investors, the latest step in Beijing's efforts to liberalise and strengthen the country's capital markets.


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