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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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12 Dec 2017

China-backed buyer aims to fund $5.2 billion HK skyscraper deal mostly via debt-sources

HONG KONG The China-backed buyer of a Hong Kong skyscraper from billionaire Li Ka-shing for a record $5.2 billion is seeking to borrow as much as 90 percent to fund the deal, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters and people with knowledge of the matter.

08 Dec 2017

Hong Kong penny-stock crash firm says two executives arrested

HONG KONG, Dec 8 A Hong Kong company identified as part of a network of penny-stock firms whose share prices crashed spectacularly in June, said two of its executives are under investigation while another firm said it has been "invited to assist" authorities.

04 Dec 2017

Special Report - Hidden peril awaits China's banks as property binge fuels mortgage fraud frenzy

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG/BEIJING When Zhu Chenxia bought a flat early last year from Lei Yarong in the up-market Nanshan district of China's southern metropolis of Shenzhen, the two women drew up three purchase agreements to cover the deal.

04 Dec 2017

Wanda founder Wang to buy majority stake in Wanda Hotel in $470 million deal

HONG KONG Dalian Wanda group's billionaire founder Wang Jianlin has agreed to buy a majority stake in Wanda Hotel Development Co for $470 million from Wanda Commercial Properties, a move that is expected to boost liquidity at the indebted property firm.

21 Nov 2017

Chinese developers turn to mortgage balance-ABS for liquidity

HONG KONG Chinese developers such as China Vanke and Country Garden are increasingly turning to the securitisation market as an alternative fund-raising channel as the onshore bond market remains mostly inaccessible.

30 Oct 2017

Analysis: As China's home prices cool, some property companies seek to reduce risks

HONG KONG As the froth comes off China’s home prices, there are increasing signs that some property developers, particularly those with a heavy debt load, are becoming less aggressive.

20 Oct 2017

China-based coworking operator naked Hub sets sights on Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG Shanghai-based coworking space startup naked Hub said on Friday it plans to go public in Hong Kong after a fresh round of fundraising next year, potentially adding more Chinese "new economy" companies to the Asian financial hub's stock exchange.

24 Sep 2017

Small cities benefit as southern China project takes off

HONG KONG Investors are rushing in to a sleepy city on the southern coast of China thanks to a government policy that has seen tens of billions of dollars earmarked to produce a regional economy that would rival the biggest in the world.

18 Sep 2017

China home price growth cools further in August as curbs bear down

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's new home prices rose in August at the slowest pace in seven months and fell or leveled off in more cities as government cooling measures dampened speculation, though there were no signs of a sharper correction that could damage the economy.

30 Aug 2017

In China, to snag a new home buyers may need to pay huge price for parking space

HONG KONG The cost of car parking spaces in new apartment projects in some Chinese cities is soaring as developers roll out their latest secret weapon to counter home price caps imposed by municipal authorities.

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