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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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12 Dec 2017

China banks' household loans soar as shadow lending squeezed

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG Chinese lenders' short-term household loans almost doubled last month from a year ago, according to central bank data, as regulators clamp down on other opaque forms of borrowing to tame risks linked to a vast shadow banking sector.

06 Dec 2017

China's financial sector opening raises prospect of talent war

HONG KONG In the last two years, more than 30 global asset managers have been awarded licences to set up wholly-owned units in China as they sought a share of the country's $1.5 trillion (£1.12 trillion) private fund management market.

05 Dec 2017

French bank Natixis bets on fixed-income, equity derivatives to grow Asia sales

HONG KONG Natixis SA aims to boost Asia's share of its corporate and investment banking sales to more than 15 percent over the next couple of years, as the French bank expands in areas such as fixed-income and equity derivatives, its chief executive said.

22 Nov 2017

StanChart close to selling real estate principal finance unit to Actis: sources

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG Standard Chartered is close to selling its real estate principal finance unit to private equity firm Actis, sources with knowledge of the matter said, following the bank's decision last year to exit the loss-making business.

22 Nov 2017

Standard Chartered close to selling real estate principal finance unit to Actis

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 Standard Chartered is close to selling its real estate principal finance business to private equity firm Actis, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as part of the bank's decision last year to exit from the loss-making unit.

21 Nov 2017

Hong Kong tribunal fines HSBC private bank HK$400 million for Lehman-linked products

HONG KONG A Hong Kong tribunal on Tuesday imposed a record fine of HK$400 million (£38.7 million) on the private banking unit of HSBC in a case related to the sale of Lehman Brothers-linked structured financial products between 2003 and 2008.

21 Nov 2017

Hong Kong tribunal fines HSBC private bank $51 million for Lehman-linked products

HONG KONG A Hong Kong tribunal on Tuesday imposed a record fine of HK$400 million ($51 million) on the private banking unit of HSBC in a case related to the sale of Lehman Brothers-linked structured financial products between 2003 and 2008.

16 Nov 2017

Few banks seen queuing for China's red carpet invite

HONG KONG China stunned the finance world last week when it unveiled plans to allow foreign control of its financial institutions. Few bankers thought their long-held dream of better access to the world's largest banking market was within reach.

13 Nov 2017

Gaming firm Razer rises 18 percent in Hong Kong debut, rides tech boom

HONG KONG Shares in Razer Inc, backed by Intel Corp and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, surged 18 percent in their Hong Kong stock market debut on Monday, amid growing retail demand for new technology stocks in the Asian financial hub.

08 Nov 2017

Foreign payment card firms not required JV setup in China: central bank

BEIJING/HONG KONG China does not require foreign payment card companies to establish joint ventures with local partners to operate in the onshore market, the country's central bank said Wednesday.

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