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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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12 Sep 2017

China's big banks halt services for North Koreans, tellers say

SHANGHAI China's Big Four state-owned banks have stopped providing financial services to new North Korean clients, according to branch staff, amid U.S. concerns that Beijing has not been tough enough over Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests.

12 Sep 2017

China's big banks halt services for North Koreans, tellers say

SHANGHAI China's Big Four state-owned banks have stopped providing financial services to new North Korean clients, according to branch staff, amid U.S. concerns that Beijing has not been tough enough over Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests.

10 Sep 2017

Trust issues? China targets a $3 trillion shadow banking industry

SHANGHAI As a flood of unregulated cash swirls through the Chinese economy, Beijing has been taking aim at the trust companies whose unrestrained lending practices are worrying regulators.

31 Aug 2017

Diverging paths: As China's big banks improve, smaller lenders lag

SHANGHAI/BEIJING After a tough two years, China's largest banks are reporting green shoots, with the top four turning in consensus-beating profits and promising an upbeat second half.

18 Aug 2017

Chinese banks battle slowing loan growth, default risks loom

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Chinese banks are set to see a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, having exhausted most of their annual credit quota, raising the spectre of corporate defaults as financing costs climb further in the world's No.2 economy.

07 Aug 2017

China's bank regulator lets crackdown deadline slip over stability worries: sources

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's banking regulator has extended by two months a June deadline for banks to submit risk assessments over concerns it was putting strain on the lenders, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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. | Video

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.

21 Jun 2017

HINTERGRUND-Von China könnte neues Börsenbeben ausgehen

Shanghai Fallende Kurse bei chinesischen Kleinwerten können die weltweiten Börsen nach Meinung von Experten in neue Turbulenzen stürzen.

09 Jun 2017

In China, stocks-for-loans under stress as markets slide

SHANGHAI A sharp drop in mainly small-cap Chinese stock prices has exposed a new and potentially destabilizing pocket of leverage in the world's second-largest economy.

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