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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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20 May 2018

China housing ministry to step up checks on local government efforts to tame prices

SHANGHAI China's housing ministry said that it would step up checks on local governments' efforts to rein in property prices, and will hold those who fail to do so accountable.

16 May 2018

China's home prices pick up as buyers look to smaller cities

BEIJING China's new home prices rose in April with an increasing number of smaller cities driving broader growth, helped by state measures that allowed buyers to get around existing restrictions and economic development prospects in those centers.

15 May 2018

China property investment growth slows, sales dip on increased curbs

BEIJING China's property investment growth slowed in April while sales marked their biggest fall in six months as higher borrowing costs and increased curbs on buyers weighed on demand, backing views that a key driver of the economy is losing some momentum.

15 May 2018

In some Chinese cities, authorities reduce curbs on new apartment pre-sales

HONG KONG/BEIJING The local authorities running several major Chinese cities have begun to ease restrictions on pre-sales of new apartment buildings, and are in some cases for the first time in about a year allowing developers to raise prices slightly.

04 May 2018

China customs expands checks on U.S. fruit imports - sources

BEIJING/CHICAGO China's major ports of entry have ramped up checks on fresh fruit imports from the United States, five Chinese industry sources said, which could delay shipments from U.S. growers already dealing with higher tariffs as Sino-U.S. trade ties worsen.

04 May 2018

China customs expands checks on U.S. fruit imports - sources

BEIJING/CHICAGO China's major ports of entry have ramped up checks on fresh fruit imports from the United States, five Chinese industry sources said, which could delay shipments from U.S. growers already dealing with higher tariffs as Sino-U.S. trade ties worsen.

03 May 2018

Chinese customs expands checks on U.S. fruit imports -sources

BEIJING/CHICAGO, May 3 China's major ports of entry have ramped up checks on fresh fruit imports from the United States, five Chinese industry sources said, which could delay shipments from U.S. growers already dealing with higher tariffs as Sino-U.S. trade ties worsen.

02 May 2018

Ultimate frontier market? Amid thaw, Chinese eye North Korea real estate

BEIJING Chinese property speculators are starting to bet on a rapid improvement in relations between North Korea and the rest of the world, pushing up prices in the border city of Dandong and even spurring buying interest in the world's most isolated country.

26 Apr 2018

Analysis: Chinese rental apartment firms issue REITs, but some may struggle to make payouts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING/HONG KONG Chinese real estate companies have found a new tool to raise money - selling units in real estate investment trusts (REITs) backed by rental apartments. There is just one problem - in some cases the rental income may not be enough for the returns that REITs issuers indicated they will pay investors.

25 Apr 2018

China unveils fresh measures to boost rental housing, pave way for REITs

BEIJING China unveiled fresh measures to support the rental housing market on Wednesday, making it easier for companies in the sector to raise money and paving way for retail investors to buy into securities such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

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