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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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16 Jul 2018

Hong Kong's bourse brushes off Chinese snub over dual-class shares

HONG KONG Hong Kong's exchange described as "temporary" a dispute with its Shanghai and Shenzhen counterparts over plans to bar investor access to dual-class shares, as shares in smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp recovered from the depths of its 10-percent slide on Monday.

16 Jul 2018

Hong Kong Exchange brushes off Chinese snub over dual-class shares

HONG KONG Hong Kong's exchange described as "temporary" a dispute with its Shanghai and Shenzhen counterparts over plans to bar investor access to dual-class shares, a move that led to smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp tumbling as much as 10 percent on Monday.

04 Jul 2018

Hong Kong's craft beer sector grows, but real prize may be few miles away

HONG KONG The number of craft beer brewers in Hong Kong has risen to more than 35 from none five years ago and many are betting on China's expanding market to fuel sales, especially as the mainland develops an economic zone just a few miles away.

25 May 2018

Sanctioned tycoon Deripaska resigns as director of his firm Rusal

HONG KONG/ST PETERSBURG, Russia Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska stepped down as a director of his aluminium firm Rusal as part of a choreographed series of steps which he hopes will persuade the U.S. government to rescind sanctions that have crippled his businesses.

25 May 2018

Samsonite slides for 2nd day on short-seller attack, some analysts unfazed

HONG KONG Shares in Samsonite International plunged for a second straight day on Friday, bringing its losses to a fifth of market value, after a short seller accused it of questionable accounting practices and poor corporate governance.

20 Apr 2018

China Huarong confirms chairman departs after probe, shares tumble

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG China Huarong Asset Management Co confirmed its chairman Lai Xiaomin, who is under investigation for alleged corruption, had stepped down, sparking an 11 percent tumble in shares of the nation's biggest bad debt manager on Friday.

19 Apr 2018

Hong Kong central bank confident in currency peg even as interbank rate jumps

HONG KONG Hong Kong's central bank said on Thursday it has confidence in the financial hub's more than three-decade old peg to the U.S. dollar, even as it continued to intervene to prop up the currency and as interbank rates jumped to a 10-year high.

17 Apr 2018

HKMA intervenes again as Hong Kong dollar weakens, buys HK$5.77 billion in US trade

HONG KONG The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stepped into currency markets again in U.S. trading hours, buying HK$5.77 billion ($735 million) in Hong Kong dollars as the currency repeatedly hit the weak end of its trading band.

13 Apr 2018

HKMA intervenes as Hong Kong dollar hits weak end of trading band

HONG KONG Hong Kong's central bank bought the local currency on Friday, as part of its first intervention in foreign exchange markets since 2015 after the Hong Kong dollar hit the weaker end of its trading range, nudging up a key lending rate that could push borrowing costs higher.

23 Mar 2018

China's Tencent loses $51 billion in market value in two days

HONG KONG Tencent Holdings Ltd's shares fell more than 4 percent on Friday, wiping out around $23 billion (£16.3 billion) of market value, after the Chinese internet firm's largest shareholder, Naspers Ltd, lowered its stake for the first time in 17 years. | Video

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