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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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15 Sep 2017

China August yuan loans surprisingly strong, but growth may have peaked

BEIJING Chinese banks extended more credit than expected in August, buoyed by demand from home buyers and companies, but there are signs that credit growth may have reached a peak as tighter monetary conditions filter into the broader economy.

14 Sep 2017

China’s economy losing some steam as investment growth hits 18-year low

BEIJING China posted a rare flurry of disappointing data on Thursday -- including its slowest growth in investment in nearly 18 years -- suggesting the world's second-largest economy is finally starting to lose some momentum as borrowing costs rise. | Video

14 Sep 2017

China property investment, sales growth pick up in August, despite curbs

BEIJING China's real estate investment growth picked up pace again in August as demand held up despite various government curbs, unlike factory output, fixed asset investment and retail sales which fell short of expectations.

09 Sep 2017

China August producer inflation jumps to four-month high as economy races along

BEIJING China's producer price inflation accelerated more than expected to a four-month high in August, fueled by strong gains in raw materials prices and pointing to strong, sustained growth for both factory profits and the economy.

08 Sep 2017

China's old growth model keeps slowdown at bay

BEIJING China's economy continues to defy expectations for a slowdown, buoyed by strong global demand for its exports and a resilient property market - despite a government pledge to crack down on rising risks.

08 Sep 2017

China worries yuan's rebound could knock exporters and economy - sources

BEIJING, Sept 8 Chinese policymakers are beginning to worry about a rallying yuan as exporters come under strain, policy insiders say, a sign the currency's gains might lose steam after it scaled a near two-year top on the dollar as Beijing prepares for a crucial Communist Party gathering in the autumn.

15 Aug 2017

China's July new loans fall to 8-month low as curbs bite

BEIJING China's new loans in July fell to their lowest in 8 months due to property curbs that have cooled mortgage lending and seasonal effects, reinforcing views economic activity will slow in the second half.

08 Aug 2017

China central bank chief economist to leave, switch to academic role: sources

BEIJING The chief economist at China's central bank, lured three years ago from the private sector into a tailor-made job to improve communication with markets, is set to move to a related academic post, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

03 Aug 2017

China eyes widening yuan band amid reform pressures - sources

BEIJING China's central bank is considering a widening of the yuan's trading band after a major Communist party meeting this year, a largely cosmetic move that would burnish its reform credentials as official policy focuses on reducing debt.

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

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