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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

17 Jul 2017

China's strong second-quarter GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms

BEIJING China's economy expanded faster-than-expected in the second quarter, setting the country on course to comfortably meet its 2017 growth target and giving policymakers room to tackle big economic challenges ahead of key leadership changes later this year. | Video

17 Jul 2017

Chinas wächst unerwartet kräftig - "Unsicherheit bleibt aber"

Peking Die chinesische Wirtschaft ist im zweiten Quartal dank kauffreudiger Verbraucher und investierender Unternehmen überraschend kräftig gewachsen.

17 Jul 2017

China property investment, sales ease in second quarter but remain resilient to curbs

BEIJING China's real estate investment growth slowed slightly in the second quarter from the first, suggesting government curbs to rein in the red-hot property market are starting to hit speculators even though underlying demand remains resilient.

17 Jul 2017

China second-quarter GDP growth likely to cool as Beijing targets property, debt risks

BEIJING China is expected to report on Monday that its economy grew 6.8 percent in April-June from a year earlier, cooling from the previous quarter's robust 6.9 percent pace as policymakers seek to rein in property and debt risks.

13 Jul 2017

China economy to grow 6.6 percent in 2017, topping government target despite policy curbs: Reuters poll

BEIJING China's economic growth is expected to top the government target to reach 6.6 percent in 2017, tempering initial worries of a sharper slowdown as Beijing walks a policy tightrope with its quest to crackdown on financial risks and limit damage to the economy.

12 Jul 2017

China June new yuan loans rise, but credit growth seen slowing

BEIJING Chinese lenders extended more credit than expected in June, as home lending stayed buoyant while a clampdown on shadow financing activities forced banks to shift more loans onto their books.

12 Jul 2017

Preview: China's battle against debt to slow second-quarter GDP growth to 6.8 percent

BEIJING China's economic growth is expected to have cooled to 6.8 percent in the second quarter as Beijing tightens the screws on financial risks, a Reuters poll showed, in a sign the world's second-biggest economy is set for a further slowdown over the coming quarters.

29 Jun 2017

China needs to strike balance between deleveraging and support for some sectors: IMF

DALIAN, China China needs to strike a balance between deleveraging and maintaining adequate support for some sectors of the economy, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Thursday.

28 Jun 2017

China c.bank to hold off on tightening to meet growth target - sources

BEIJING China's central bank will hold off on further monetary policy tightening and could even slightly loosen its grip in coming months as a deleveraging drive threatens economic growth and job creation ahead of a leadership reshuffle, policy insiders said.

28 Jun 2017

China can control risks, hit 2017 growth target: premier

DALIAN, China China is capable of achieving its full-year growth target and controlling systemic risks despite challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, adding that maintaining medium to high-speed long-term growth will not be easy.


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