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