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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BEIJING China's central bank said on Sunday it would cut the amount of cash that some banks must hold as reserves by 50 basis points (bps), releasing $108 billion in liquidity, to accelerate the pace of debt-for-equity swaps and spur lending to smaller firms.
TIANJIN, China Cracks are appearing in the economy of the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin as the local government struggles with a crackdown on the credit-fuelled investment that has transformed its skyline in recent years.
QINGDAO, China Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is locked in a high-stakes trade dispute with the United States, on Sunday said China rejects "selfish, shortsighted" trade policies, and called for building an open global economy.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI Ant Financial Services Group,the dominant Chinese fintech company, is shifting its main focus to technology services and away from payments and consumer finance as Beijing's crackdown on financial risk deepens, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.
SHENZHEN, China As property prices rocket across China, Beijing has appealed to the country's banks and insurers to help accelerate the development of rental markets as a way of making homes more affordable – and rein in speculative sale markets.
HONG KONG/BEIJING China plans to use cornerstone investors to help its overseas-listed tech giants such as Alibaba and Xiaomi to sell shares at home, on worries the size of the deals could overwhelm mainland markets, three sources said.
BEIJING/HONG KONG Venture capital firm IDG Capital has fired a top investment manager in China, following leaked messages on social media purporting to show he had made sexual advances toward several women in the course of his work.
BEIJING The land authority of Tianjin, a port city in North China, has ordered a court to freeze a land auction planned by a creditor of a former unit of the debt-stricken Bohai Steel Group, according to three sources and documents viewed by Reuters.
BEIJING, May 15 The land authority of Tianjin, a port city in North China, has ordered a court to freeze a land auction planned by a creditor of a former unit of the debt-stricken Bohai Steel Group, according to three sources and documents viewed by Reuters.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI Chinese insurers are channeling funds through shadow lenders to real estate and local government infrastructure projects in a bid to boost returns, six insurance and trust sources told Reuters.