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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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18 Jan 2018

China tightens rules on insurers to fight local govt. debt risk

BEIJING Chinese authorities have tightened rules on how insurers can provide financing to local governments, as Beijing intensifies its crackdown on illicit local government borrowing and risky lending practices.

18 Jan 2018

China tightens rules on insurers to fight local government debt risk

BEIJING Chinese authorities have tightened rules on how insurers can provide financing to local governments, as Beijing intensifies its crackdown on illicit local government borrowing and risky lending practices.

16 Jan 2018

China's Yunnan to inject capital in firm that missed shadow loan payments - sources

BEIJING A Yunnan state-owned investment company that defaulted last month on two trust loans has secured financing to repay those loans and is set to get 2 billion yuan in additional equity capital from the provincial government.

15 Jan 2018

EXCLUSIVE-China's Yunnan to inject capital in firm that missed shadow loan payments - sources

BEIJING, Jan 15 A Yunnan state-owned investment company that defaulted last month on two trust loans has secured financing to repay those loans and is set to get 2 billion yuan in additional equity capital from the provincial government.

05 Jan 2018

Analysis: Code crackdown - China payments restrictions to hit profits

BEIJING A decision by China's central bank to rein in reserve funds held by payment firms could cost the industry upwards of $689 million a year, spur consolidation and alter the way Asia's biggest tech firms move money. | Video

05 Jan 2018

Consumer loan securitization boom put on hold as China clamps down on leverage

BEIJING A boom in asset-backed securities issued by micro-lenders aiming to expand in China's fast-growing online credit market looks set to slow this year amid growing regulatory scrutiny.

18 Dec 2017

China's HNA buys back bonds, bank flags repayment issue

China's HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL] said it had repurchased some of its bonds and planned to buy back more as one of the country's biggest banks stated the acquisitive conglomerate was experiencing repayment troubles.

08 Dec 2017

China imposes record fine on Guangfa Bank over guarantees for defaulted bonds

BEIJING China's banking regulator has confiscated illegal income and imposed fines on China Guangfa Bank Co totalling 722 million yuan (£81.2 million) for providing illegal guarantees for defaulted corporate bonds sold through an Alibaba-backed online finance platform, it said on Friday.

06 Dec 2017

Hopu Investments raising $2.5 billion fund to tap demand for China exposure - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING Chinese private equity firm Hopu Investments is targeting raising up to $2.5 billion (1.8 billion pounds) in a new dollar fund to capitalise on the country's state sector reforms and its growing consumer industries, people with knowledge of the matter said.

05 Dec 2017

Exclusive - More Chinese lenders plan to pursue Reliance Communications in insolvency court: sources

HONG KONG/MUMBAI/BEIJING Two major Chinese lenders plan to support a move by China Development Bank to put Indian wireless carrier Reliance Communications (RCom) into insolvency court as they seek to recover about $2 billion in debt, said three people with knowledge of the matter.

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