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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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04 Dec 2017

Special Report - Hidden peril awaits China's banks as property binge fuels mortgage fraud frenzy

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG/BEIJING When Zhu Chenxia bought a flat early last year from Lei Yarong in the up-market Nanshan district of China's southern metropolis of Shenzhen, the two women drew up three purchase agreements to cover the deal.

26 Nov 2017

Li's knockout win puts China on UFC map

SHANGHAI Fans flocked to the first event staged in mainland China by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a new generation added their names to a proud martial arts history that stretches back thousands of years.

24 Nov 2017

UFC targets Asia with Shanghai fight card

SHANGHAI Fighters and fans in Asia are relishing the prospect of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first visit to mainland China, with a 12-fight card showcasing a lot of local talent set for a sell-out in Shanghai on Saturday.

09 Nov 2017

Chinese binge on easy credit tied to Singles Day sales

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 9 Days ahead of China's biggest retail event of the year, lenders and retailers are going all out to get consumers to borrow and to spend - from topping up credit lines to offering loans that come with chances to win even more cash.

30 Oct 2017

For China's top lenders, third-quarter profits grow, bad loans ease

BEIJING Four of China's 'Big Five' state-owned banks reported higher quarterly profits and slower growth in bad loans, helped by a resilient economy and checks on the shadow banking sector.

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.

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