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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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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.

02 Nov 2017

People's Bank of China seen supporting yuan around Trump visit

SHANGHAI China is leaving nothing to chance during next week's visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, and will likely fortify the value of the yuan - a regular target of attack during last year's campaign for the White House.

26 Oct 2017

China's money rates jump as central bank holds back cash

SHANGHAI, Oct 26 China's central bank has barely funded money markets for two days in a row, sending a signal that its largesse to banks during the 19th Communist Party Congress was a one-off and develeraging the economy remains core policy.

27 Sep 2017

China money markets calm ahead of Q3 health check, holidays

SHANGHAI, Sept 27 Chinese money markets are approaching a quarterly health check of the country's banks and a week-long holiday with more placidity than usual, helped in part by increased cash supplies from government spending.

18 Aug 2017

Markets still bewildered after China central bank explains yuan 'X'-factor

SHANGHAI A week after China's central bank finally offered some explanation of the mysterious new 'X'-factor it has added to its daily yuan reference rate, traders and analysts say they are none the wiser over how to make sense of it.

15 Aug 2017

Yuan's strength against the dollar fails to snuff out depreciation expectations

SHANGHAI China has given those who bet against the yuan a bloody nose this year thanks to policy moves and intervention by the authorities. And yet, many traders and investors are still tipping the Chinese currency to decline against the U.S. dollar in the next year.

03 Jul 2017

China's new yuan factor comes into play when currency weakens

SHANGHAI In the month since China changed how it calculates the yuan's guidance rate, market participants have discovered that this factor is lopsided and operates mainly to thwart yuan depreciation.

26 Jun 2017

China jails Crown Resorts staff over gambling crimes

SHANGHAI A Chinese court jailed 16 employees of Crown Resorts Ltd, including three Australians, in a quick-fire trial on Monday that caps a lengthy probe into how the firm lured Chinese high-rollers to its casinos.

26 Jun 2017

Australians among 19 on trial as Crown Resorts case opens in China

SHANGHAI, June 26 Three Australians went on trial in China on Monday along with a dozen other Crown Resorts Ltd employees and former employees accused of gambling crimes, following a lengthy probe into how the firm lured Chinese high-rollers to its casinos.

20 Jun 2017

Protectionism hurts China's financial sector, opening helps: PBOC's Zhou

SHANGHAI Healthy financial institutions are a prerequisite for preventing a financial crisis, and further opening will help build a strong and competitive financial sector, China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Tuesday.


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