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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

16 Nov 2017

China central bank adviser expects less forceful deleveraging in 2018

BEIJING A Chinese central bank adviser said on Thursday he expects the government's financial deleveraging to be less forceful next year, a campaign that has weakened credit expansion at a time when the world's second-biggest economy is showing signs of slowing.

03 Nov 2017

China tightens controls on down payment financing for home buyers: Xinhua

BEIJING Chinese authorities have intensified efforts to curb illegal financing for mortgage down payments and asked banks to step up checks on home buyers' income authenticity, the official Xinhua news agency said, amid a drive to rein in financial risks.

24 Oct 2017

China's economy seen growing 6.8 percent in 2017 and 6.4 percent in 2018: Reuters poll

BEIJING China's economy will likely grow 6.8 percent in 2017, topping the state target and accelerating for the first time in seven years, a Reuters poll showed, as Beijing walks a tightrope by containing debt and property risks without stunting economic growth.

22 Oct 2017

China still on track to hit growth target despite winter smog war - state planner

BEIJING China's economy is on track to meet its official growth target for 2017, the head of the state planning agency said on Saturday, despite a punishing war on pollution which is expected to slash industrial output over the winter months.

19 Oct 2017

China's central bank warns of 'Minsky moment' as economy powers ahead

BEIJING China's central bank chief on Thursday issued a stark warning about asset bubbles in the world's second-largest economy, which looks set to clock its first acceleration in annual growth since 2010, driven by public spending and record bank lending. | Video

17 Oct 2017

As China's leaders gather, market reform hopes fade

BEIJING President Xi Jinping's rule in China has been marked by a muscular stance in many areas – from corruption to foreign policy - but investors and business leaders hoping that the nation’s most powerful leader in decades will drive market reforms are girding for disappointment.

13 Oct 2017

China banking regulator, Hubei chief front runners to head central bank: sources

BEIJING China's top banking regulator Guo Shuqing and veteran banker Jiang Chaoliang are front runners to succeed Zhou Xiaochuan, the country's longest-serving central bank head who is likely to step down next year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

15 Sep 2017

China August yuan loans surprisingly strong, but growth may have peaked

BEIJING Chinese banks extended more credit than expected in August, buoyed by demand from home buyers and companies, but there are signs that credit growth may have reached a peak as tighter monetary conditions filter into the broader economy.

14 Sep 2017

China’s economy losing some steam as investment growth hits 18-year low

BEIJING China posted a rare flurry of disappointing data on Thursday -- including its slowest growth in investment in nearly 18 years -- suggesting the world's second-largest economy is finally starting to lose some momentum as borrowing costs rise. | Video

14 Sep 2017

China property investment, sales growth pick up in August, despite curbs

BEIJING China's real estate investment growth picked up pace again in August as demand held up despite various government curbs, unlike factory output, fixed asset investment and retail sales which fell short of expectations.

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