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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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15 Aug 2018

Developers' cashflow squeezed as Shenzhen tightens rules on serviced apartments

HONG KONG New tightening measures imposed on business apartment developments in Shenzhen, China's Silicon Valley, could seriously undermine some developers' cashflow as they find they may have fewer saleable assets than anticipated.

26 Jul 2018

Chinese developers rush for dollar bonds, raising $2.6 billion

HONG KONG, July 26 Seven Chinese property developers have tapped Asia's dollar bond markets in the past week, raising a combined $2.6 billion, as they race to take advantage of fresh investor enthusiasm for junk-rated bonds amid signs of economic support from Beijing.

26 Jul 2018

Yuan volatility, interest costs cast a cloud over Chinese developers' earnings

HONG KONG China's major property developers will report their first-half earnings next month, with some facing a sharp spike in interest costs and big foreign currency losses on overseas borrowing, and the hit could be harder in the second half.

16 Jul 2018

China's June property investment growth weakest in six-months

BEIJING China's property investment posted its weakest growth in six months in June as developers faced fresh curbs and tighter funding conditions, with sales also slowing, in a sign one of the economy's key drivers was losing steam.

16 Jul 2018

China's June property investment growth weakest in six-months

BEIJING China's property investment posted its weakest growth in six months in June as developers faced fresh curbs and tighter funding conditions, with sales also slowing, in a sign one of the economy's key drivers was losing steam.

11 Jul 2018

Check-in with a smile: Marriott, Alibaba trial facial recognition at China hotels

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Chinese guests at Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, may soon be able to check in with a quick scan of their facial features.

04 Jul 2018

Ambitious plans for Southern China megalopolis trigger big hopes and fears in Hong Kong

HONG KONG Some Hong Kong officials and lawmakers are encouraging younger residents to consider living across the mainland China border so that they can escape the territory’s sky-high apartment prices and find more job opportunities. It is not an easy sell but some pro-China business leaders say resistance to the idea will eventually crumble.

29 Jun 2018

Chinese firm eyes 'strata-sales', high debt for flipping Hong Kong towers

HONG KONG A Chinese company plans to emulate a risky property strategy in Hong Kong that was used last year to buy a skyscraper from the tycoon Li Ka-shing, taking on a high degree of debt and selling off individual floors before the transaction closes.

13 Jun 2018

Property agents abandon China's resort island as sales plunge on cooling measures

HONG KONG, June 13 Tough measures to cool the property market in China's resort island of Hainan have put the brakes on a real estate boom and underscore the policy risks developers and investors face as the government tries to rein in prices.

08 Jun 2018

Chinese property developers bet on higher returns with mezzanine loans

HONG KONG Chinese property companies are increasingly tapping expensive mezzanine loans as they seek out higher returns, a trend that could undermine government efforts to cool the country's booming real estate sector and rein in debt.

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