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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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15 Dec 2017

China's HNA buys back bonds, bank flags repayment issue

China's HNA Group said it had repurchased some of its bonds and planned to buy back more as one of the country's biggest banks stated the acquisitive conglomerate was experiencing repayment troubles.

08 Dec 2017

China imposes record fine on Guangfa Bank over guarantees for defaulted bonds

BEIJING China's banking regulator has confiscated illegal income and imposed fines on China Guangfa Bank Co totalling 722 million yuan (£81.2 million) for providing illegal guarantees for defaulted corporate bonds sold through an Alibaba-backed online finance platform, it said on Friday.

06 Dec 2017

Hopu Investments raising $2.5 billion fund to tap demand for China exposure - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING Chinese private equity firm Hopu Investments is targeting raising up to $2.5 billion (1.8 billion pounds) in a new dollar fund to capitalise on the country's state sector reforms and its growing consumer industries, people with knowledge of the matter said.

05 Dec 2017

Exclusive - More Chinese lenders plan to pursue RCom in insolvency court: sources

HONG KONG/MUMBAI/BEIJING Two major Chinese lenders plan to support a move by China Development Bank to put Indian wireless carrier Reliance Communications (RCom) into insolvency court as they seek to recover about $2 billion (£1.5 billion) in debt, said three people with knowledge of the matter.

02 Dec 2017

China's debt crackdown hits cash loan providers

BEIJING Executives from Chinese companies specialising in offering consumers small, easy-to-get loans became something of a fixture on Wall Street this year.

01 Dec 2017

China's debt crackdown hits cash loan firms

BEIJING, Dec 1 Executives from Chinese companies specialising in offering consumers small, easy-to-get loans became something of a fixture on Wall Street this year.

28 Nov 2017

RCom debt restructuring clouded by CDB insolvency action

MUMBAI/BEIJING Indian telecom player Reliance Communications' (RCom) planned debt restructuring could be complicated by China Development Bank's (CDB) triggering of insolvency action against the beleaguered company.

23 Nov 2017

Chinese firms scrap plans for micro loan business amid crackdown on 'blind borrowing'

BEIJING A Chinese menswear firm and a leading maker of POS terminals said late on Wednesday they had given up plans to set up micro-loan units, one day after policymakers took steps to tighten supervision of the lightly regulated sector.

22 Nov 2017

China clamps down on online micro lending; U.S.-listed shares plunge

BEIJING China took steps to rein in the rapidly growing and lightly regulated market for online micro-lenders in the government's latest crackdown on internet finance, sending shares of U.S.-listed Chinese financial firms into a tailspin.

17 Nov 2017

China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's rampantly growing shadow banking sector.

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