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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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17 Aug 2017

Japan's exports rise in July, underpin strengthening economy

TOKYO Japan's exports rose for an eighth straight month in July on robust shipments to the United States and a boost from a weak yen, suggesting the economy is carrying strong momentum through to the second half of the year.

14 Aug 2017

Japan second-quarter GDP blows past expectations on robust domestic demand

TOKYO Japan's economy expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter as consumer and company spending picked up, highlighting a long-awaited bounce in domestic demand. | Video

10 Aug 2017

Japan's June core machinery orders unexpectedly fall

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a third consecutive month in June, underscoring companies' reluctance to boost spending and conflicting with recent signs that the economic recovery is gathering momentum.

08 Aug 2017

BOJ should dial back stimulus even if inflation misses target: ex-deputy governor Iwata

TOKYO The Bank of Japan should dial back its massive stimulus before inflation hits its 2 percent target, a leading candidate to become the next governor said, raising questions about the efficacy of the BOJ's radical approach to snuff out deflation in the world's third-largest economy.

08 Aug 2017

BOJ should dial back stimulus before inflation hits 2 percent - ex-BOJ dep gov Iwata

TOKYO The Bank of Japan should dial back its massive stimulus before inflation hits its 2 percent target, a leading candidate to become the next governor said, raising questions about the efficacy of the BOJ's radical approach to snuff out deflation in the world's third-largest economy.

03 Aug 2017

Japan PM names safe hands in Cabinet reshuffle but makes maverick top diplomat

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, beset by scandals and falling support, opted almost entirely for safe hands over fresh faces in a Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, but the changes may not give him the boost in support he wants.

02 Aug 2017

BOJ's Funo says bank no longer setting deadline for inflation target

SAPPORO, Japan Bank of Japan board member Yukitoshi Funo said the central bank no longer has a binding timeframe for meeting its ambitious inflation target, conceding the bank has essentially abandoned an earlier pledge to meet the goal in roughly two years.

21 Jul 2017

BOJ blames Japan's unique labor practice for low wages, inflation

TOKYO A gap in pay and working conditions between temporary and permanent employees is preventing a tightening job market from pushing up overall wages and inflation, the Bank of Japan said in a rare analysis of the country's job market.

20 Jul 2017

BOJ pushes back inflation target for sixth time, keeps policy steady

TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but once again pushed back the timing for achieving its ambitious inflation target, reinforcing views it will lag well behind other major central banks in scaling back its massive stimulus programme. | Video

20 Jul 2017

Japans Notenbank denkt nicht ans Eindämmen der Geldflut

Tokio Trotz brummender Exporte wird Japans Notenbank die Geldschleusen wohl länger offen halten als Währungshüter in anderen Industriestaaten.

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