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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 Dec 2017

China raises market rates to fend off financial risks, growth cools

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's central bank on Thursday nudged up money market rates as authorities sought to defuse financial risks without imperilling the economy, a balancing act that they have managed successfully so far this year as activity remained broadly steady.

14 Dec 2017

China November investment growth slows, factory output and retail sales steady

BEIJING China's industrial output and retail sales grew at a steady pace last month, while fixed asset investment cooled slightly, reinforcing signs of a modest slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy amid a government crackdown on financial risks.

14 Dec 2017

China November property investment growth slows, sales pick up

BEIJING Growth in China's property investment cooled in November as an official crackdown on riskier lending and stiffer regulation of the real estate market took effect.

12 Dec 2017

China's banks dole out record credit in 2017 as November loans blow past forecasts

BEIJING Bank lending in China hit a fresh record after a much stronger-than-expected surge in credit in November, even as authorities step up efforts to reduce risks in the financial system from a rapid build-up in debt.

11 Dec 2017

China liquidity tool moves into focus as Fed rate decision awaited

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Speculation is growing that China's central bank will wield a liquidity management tool twice this month for the first time since March, and that has some traders feeling Beijing might tighten policy soon after this week's Federal Reserve meeting.

09 Dec 2017

China's November producer prices ease to four-month low as pollution curbs bite

BEIJING China's producer price inflation slowed to a four-month low in November as factory activity softened due to the government's ongoing efforts to curb pollution, cooling demand from factories for raw materials.

07 Dec 2017

China November FX reserves rise for 10th month as outflow risks ebb

BEIJING China's foreign exchange reserves rose for a 10th straight month in November, though slightly less than market expectations, as tight regulations and a strong yuan continued to discourage capital outflows.

27 Nov 2017

China, wary of market risks, likely to keep GDP target in 2018 - policy sources

BEIJING China's leaders are likely to maintain this year's growth target of "around 6.5 percent" in 2018, even as they ratchet up efforts to prevent a destabilising build-up of debt in the world's second-largest economy, according to policy sources.

16 Nov 2017

China central bank adviser expects less forceful deleveraging in 2018

BEIJING A Chinese central bank adviser said on Thursday he expects the government's financial deleveraging to be less forceful next year, a campaign that has weakened credit expansion at a time when the world's second-biggest economy is showing signs of slowing.

03 Nov 2017

China tightens controls on down payment financing for home buyers - Xinhua

BEIJING Chinese authorities have intensified efforts to curb illegal financing for mortgage down payments and asked banks to step up checks on home buyers' income authenticity, the official Xinhua news agency said, amid a drive to rein in financial risks.

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