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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

23 Feb 2018

Exclusive: Xi confidant emerges as front runner to head China’s central bank - sources

BEIJING Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who is a trusted confidant of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has emerged as the front runner to be the next governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), according to three sources with knowledge of the situation.

13 Feb 2018

China Jan new loans surge to record 2.9 trillion yuan, blow past forecasts

BEIJING China's banks extended a record 2.9 trillion yuan (331.48 billion pounds) in new yuan loans in January, blowing past expectations and nearly five times the previous month as policymakers aim to sustain solid economic growth while reining in debt risks.

01 Feb 2018

China reasonably comfortable with sharp yuan gains, for now - sources

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's central bank is reasonably comfortable with the yuan's sharp gains against a dollar that is broadly weakening, but it could become an issue if gains against other currencies affect its export competitiveness, policy insiders and analysts said.

26 Jan 2018

Exclusive: China to name Harvard-trained Liu He as vice premier overseeing economy - sources

BEIJING China is set to name Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who advises President Xi Jinping, as a vice premier overseeing the economy and financial sector, five sources familiar with the development said.

19 Jan 2018

China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

BEIJING As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing's trade practices, there is little sense of a crisis in the Chinese capital, where officials think he is bluffing. | Video

18 Jan 2018

China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in seven years

BEIJING China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion. | Video

18 Jan 2018

China's fourth-quarter economic growth likely to slow amid debt, pollution battle

BEIJING China is expected on Thursday to post a modest slowdown in fourth quarter economic growth from the previous three months as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution.

11 Jan 2018

China says diversifying FX reserves, warns report on U.S. bonds may be 'fake'

BEIJING China is diversifying its foreign exchange reserves in order to safeguard their value, the country's currency regulator said on Thursday, while dismissing a media report the government is halting or reducing its purchases of U.S. debt.

04 Jan 2018

Insider - China bleibt 2018 bei Wachstumsziel von rund 6,5 Prozent

Peking China gibt laut Insidern 2018 dasselbe Wachstumsziel wie im Vorjahr aus und setzt damit auf wirtschaftliche Stabilität.

04 Jan 2018

Exclusive: China to stick with 'around 6.5 percent' growth goal in 2018 - sources

BEIJING China will keep its target for economic growth at "around 6.5 percent" in 2018, unchanged from last year, policy sources told Reuters, as it seeks to balance efforts to reduce debt risks while keeping the world's second-largest economy stable.

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