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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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Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SEOUL/HONG KONG Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent.

16 Jan 2018

China's Dagong lowers U.S. sovereign ratings to Peru level following tax cuts

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's Dagong Global Credit Rating Co, one of the country's major ratings firms, cut the sovereign ratings of the United States to BBB+ from A-, saying the tax reductions announced last month weakened Washington's ability to repay debt.

11 Jan 2018

One way or another: China's yuan policy tweak a warning shot in old battle

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG China's adjustment to the way it sets the reference rate for its tightly managed currency, suspending a tool for fine-tuning the exchange rate, is a fresh warning to would-be speculators that gives the yuan scope to retreat after a year of heady gains.

02 Jan 2018

Euro zone factory growth surges to record; more uneven in Asia

LONDON/HONG KONG Euro zone factories ended 2017 growing at their fastest pace in more than two decades while performance in Asia was more uneven, with its third-largest economy India leading the field and manufacturing giant China unexpectedly resilient.

07 Dec 2017

Breaking slow - Asia set to raise rates next year, but still lag Fed

HONG KONG Tighter monetary policy is coming to Asia next year. Yet it will lag the Federal Reserve's rate hikes as Asian central banks balance an exports-led revival in growth with a slowdown in regional locomotive China.

03 Dec 2017

Global manufacturing buoyed as focus shifts to rate hikes

LONDON/HONG KONG Global manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace in years last month and the second-best in two decades in the euro zone, driven by robust demand and bolstering the case for central banks to shift to tighter monetary policy. | Video

28 Nov 2017

Markets get wake-up call from China's post-congress deleveraging moves

HONG KONG The pace at which Beijing is announcing deleveraging reforms following last month's Communist Party Congress is a wake-up call for investors in Chinese markets: risk just got real. Sweeping new rules for the asset management industry, a crackdown on micro loans and losses imposed on the creditors of the state-owned Chongqing Iron & Steel are not yet a "Big Bang" of reforms.

16 Nov 2017

'It does not get much better than this' for markets: AIA

HONG KONG Synchronized global growth and the likely slow path that the U.S. Federal Reserve will take in raising interest rates and trimming its balance sheet means the market environment "does not get much better than this," the CIO of insurer AIA Group said.

15 Nov 2017

Natixis plans to double Asia Pacific assets to $100 billion in three years

HONG KONG Natixis Global Asset Management, a unit of French bank Natixis SA , aims to double its funds under management to $100 billion in the Asia Pacific region over the next three years, using a combination of organic and inorganic growth strategies.

13 Nov 2017

Harvest Global CIO bets on Chinese "new economy" stocks

HONG KONG China's growth will be driven by education, autos, healthcare and e-commerce over the next two years, as Beijing's push to transform its economy into a consumption-driven one pays off, a fund manager said, adding equities were a top pick for 2018.

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