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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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19 Jun 2018

China central bank says bank reserve ratios should be cut, fuels easing talk

BEIJING China should cut banks' reserve requirement ratios (RRR) to help ease their burdens, the central bank said in a working paper on Tuesday, fanning expectations of an imminent policy move as its governor urged investors to remain calm.

15 Jun 2018

Slowdown, default risks to prompt China reserve cut-sources

BEIJING Having reduced the amount of reserves that lenders must hold just two months ago, China's central bank could soon do it again to support a slowing economy and contain risks posed by corporate debt defaults, policy sources said.

14 Jun 2018

China holds fire on rates, posts 'shockingly weak' activity growth

BEIJING China's economy is finally starting to cool under the weight of a multi-year crackdown on riskier lending that is pushing up borrowing costs for companies and consumers, with data on Thursday pointing to a broad slowdown in activity in May. | Video

14 Jun 2018

China holds fire on rates, posts 'shockingly weak' activity growth

BEIJING China's economy is finally starting to cool under the weight of a multi-year crackdown on riskier lending that is pushing up borrowing costs for companies and consumers, with data on Thursday pointing to a broad slowdown in activity in May.

18 May 2018

Cutting $200 billion from U.S.-China trade deficit is a tall order

BEIJING For China to slash its record trade surplus with the United States by up to $200 billion (148 billion pounds) annually, it would have to buy the equivalent of more than 600 Boeing airliners every year.

18 May 2018

Cutting $200 billion from U.S.-China trade deficit is a tall order

BEIJING For China to slash its record trade surplus with the United States by up to $200 billion annually, it would have to buy the equivalent of more than 600 Boeing airliners every year.

18 May 2018

China local government firm fails to repay $629 million loans in rare default - sources

BEIJING A firm controlled by a city government in China's Inner Mongolia region has failed to make interest and principal payments on nearly 4 billion yuan ($629 million) in off-balance sheet loans, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

15 May 2018

Soft China April investment, retail sales suggest economy losing steam

BEIJING China reported weaker-than-expected investment and retail sales in April and a drop in home sales, clouding its economic outlook even as policymakers try to navigate debt risks and defuse a heated trade row with the United States.

15 May 2018

China property investment growth slows, sales dip on increased curbs

BEIJING China's property investment growth slowed in April while sales marked their biggest fall in six months as higher borrowing costs and increased curbs on buyers weighed on demand, backing views that a key driver of the economy is losing some momentum.

10 May 2018

China April producer inflation picks up for first time in seven months

BEIJING China's producer inflation picked up for the first time in seven months in April, bolstered by surging commodities prices and suggesting its industrial demand remains resilient even as trade tensions ratchet up with the United States.

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