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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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29 Sep 2017

Chinese creditors find even state-backed credit protection has its limits

BEIJING Since the collapse more than two years ago of China's second-biggest loan guarantor, the state-backed Hebei Financing Investment Guarantee Group, creditors including powerful financial institutions have been trying to get billions of dollars of their money back. They have failed.

27 Sep 2017

After spate of suicides, China targets predatory student lending

DENGZHOU, China In the final hour of his life, Zheng Dexing, 21, checked into a hotel and told family and friends in a flurry of phone messages that he was about to kill himself.

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.

12 Aug 2017

Storms disrupt flights across China, authorities warn of flash floods

BEIJING Storms swept across Beijing and southeastern China on Saturday, disrupting thousands of flights and flooding towns, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

12 Aug 2017

Storms disrupt Beijing flights, authorities warn of flash flooding, landslides

BEIJING, Aug 12 Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world's largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

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.

20 Jul 2017

Fast and furious: Wanda restructures $9 billion deal under pressure

HONG KONG/BEIJING Dalian Wanda Group's abrupt reworking of a $9 billion property sale was messy until minutes before a high-profile announcement, as all sides scrambled to simplify payment - underscoring Beijing's concerns over creative lending and ambitious deals.

19 Jul 2017

After China's curbs on Wanda, investors fret about fate of rivals

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's curbs on overseas deals by property giant Dalian Wanda Group have raised investor fears that Beijing's campaign against risky investments abroad could target other Chinese firms and the operations of their foreign acquisitions.

19 Jul 2017

Dalian Wanda amends Sunac property deal after China curbs funding

BEIJING Chinese commercial property conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group altered a deal with Sunac China announced a week ago, after banks scrutinized their credit risk, by bringing in another developer Guangzhou R&F Properties .

10 Jul 2017

Exclusive: China anti-graft official likely to head insurance regulator - sources

BEIJING China is likely to name a senior Communist Party graft-buster to oversee the insurance sector, people familiar with the matter said, a signal that the country's ongoing crackdown on irregular business practices in the financial industry may be set to escalate.

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