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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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23 Apr 2018

China fund managers slash ZTE valuation after U.S. sanction

SHANGHAI Chinese funds have slashed valuations of ZTE Corp after the United States banned American companies from selling components to the telecoms equipment maker for seven years, a move ZTE said threatened its very survival.

09 Apr 2018

China joins HK-U.S. battle for Chinese tech listings

HONG KONG When Charles Li, chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchange, last year announced plans to help the next wave of Chinese tech giants go public in the city, bankers celebrated.

21 Mar 2018

Global fund managers eye trillion dollar pension business in China

SHANGHAI Global asset managers are lobbying Beijing to offer tax benefits and other incentives to entice China's aging population to invest in mutual funds for their retirement, as funds eye a multi-trillion dollar opportunity in commercial pensions.

14 Feb 2018

Anxious Chinese investors cut equities risk ahead of holiday

SHANGHAI Unnerved by a slump in their stock market in the past two weeks, Chinese investors are playing it safe as they head into week-long Lunar New Year holidays by reducing their equity holdings.

09 Feb 2018

Chinese stocks crushed as 'bulls kill bulls' in exit stampede

SHANGHAI Chinese stocks suffered their worst day in almost two years on Friday, with blue-chip led carnage dragging the markets into correction territory after steep falls overnight in U.S. stocks.

01 Feb 2018

M&A whack: China small-caps tumble on asset write-down fears

SHANGHAI China's start-up board ChiNext is staring at its worst weekly loss in 21 months, with a profusion of once-acquisitive companies issuing profit warnings as they bite the bullet after overpaying for their purchases.

31 Jan 2018

China's small banks face uncertainties under new debt rules

SHANGHAI Three years ago, China's Bank of Jilin transformed its business strategy and began to gorge on debt. With a presence in just two provinces in northeast China, its favored borrowing was short-term loans from other banks.

30 Jan 2018

Asset managers rush to launch MSCI index funds ahead of China A-share inclusion

SHANGHAI Chinese asset managers, seeking to get ahead of an expected wave of foreign money inflows, are racing to launch index funds that place bets on a select group of mainland stocks, which will be included in MSCI's emerging market benchmark this year.

20 Dec 2017

Shanghai starts vetting outbound investment scheme licenses, regulator says

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Shanghai has started vetting license applications for an outbound investment scheme allowing subsidiaries of global asset managers to raise funds for investment overseas, China's foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2017

Bears and bulls lock horns over China's blue chips

SHANGHAI Kweichow Moutai, the Chinese drinkmaker made famous when Richard Nixon drank its fiery sorghum liquor on his historic state visit to Beijing in 1972, has been the toast of the mainland's blue chip stock rally, surging 93 percent this year.

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