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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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25 Jul 2017

Nikkei edges down before Fed; Topix ends below key technical level

TOKYO, July 25 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors braced for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting which begins later in the day.

04 Jul 2017

Nikkei hit as N.Korea fires missile, reportedly prepares major announcement

TOKYO, July 4 Tokyo stocks ended lower on Tuesday in volatile trade after market sentiment soured on a report North Korea would make a major announcement later in the day, hours after the isolated nation fired a missile that landed in Japanese waters.

29 Jun 2017

Japan stocks to rise 9 percent this year on solid earnings, weak yen: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japanese stocks are expected to notch a near 9 percent gain this calendar year on solid corporate earnings growth, a relatively weaker currency, as well as lingering optimism about the U.S. economy, a Reuters poll found.

02 Jun 2017

Nikkei tops 20,000 but autos, banks and yen make investors doubt sustainability

TOKYO/SINGAPORE A 10 percent surge over six weeks swept Japan's Nikkei stock index above the 20,000-point barrier for the first time since late 2015 on Friday, without dispelling doubts about the rally's shelf life given the outlook for automakers, banks and the yen.

15 May 2017

Nikkei edges down on stronger yen, geopolitical concerns

TOKYO, May 15 Japanese stocks edged down on Monday, pressured by a stronger yen, a widespread cyber attack and North Korea's missile test over the weekend.

10 May 2017

Tokio Marine to boost investment in U.S. credit products

TOKYO Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance plans to increase its holdings of foreign credit products this fiscal year with a focus on long-term U.S. corporate debt, an investment planning official at the firm said on Tuesday.

19 Apr 2017

Fukoku Life plans to invest $4.59 billion in higher-yielding assets over next five years

TOKYO Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance plans to invest 500 billion yen ($4.59 billion) in higher-yielding assets over the next five years as global bond yields stay low, a senior company official said on Tuesday.

11 Apr 2017

Potato crunch - Worst Japan harvest in 34 years bites snack makers' shares

TOKYO Japan's potato chip lovers, beware: Your favorite snacks may become harder to find.

29 Mar 2017

Japan stocks to slip before mid-2017 on political concerns in U.S., Europe

TOKYO Japanese stocks could step back before mid-year as uncertainty over the U.S. legislative agenda and elections in Europe slow recent modest momentum but they are expected to finish the year up around 7 percent, a Reuters poll found.

16 Mar 2017

Nikkei slips, thanks to strong yen on Fed view, Fast Retailing's fall

TOKYO Japanese stocks declined on Thursday, hurt by the dollar's fall against the yen as the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled fewer future rate hikes than many expected and by Fast Retailing Co's tumble on a media report.


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