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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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Japanese brewer Asahi ready to spend 'billions' on deals

TOKYO Asahi Group Holdings , Japan's largest brewer, is ready to spend "billions of dollars" on acquisitions, having spent $11 billion over the past year to acquire beer brands across Europe from Anheuser-Busch InBev .

13 Sep 2017

Japan's MUFG says picks Amsterdam as EU investment banking base

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) said it has picked Amsterdam as its European Union investment banking base, as financial institutions prepare for Britain's exit from the EU.

13 Sep 2017

Japan's MUFG picks Amsterdam as its EU investment banking base

TOKYO, Sept 13 Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has picked Amsterdam as its European Union investment banking base, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, as global financial institutions prepare for Britain's exit from the EU in 2019.

11 Sep 2017

Japan to sell $12 billion of Japan Post Holdings, growth potential under scrutiny

TOKYO Japan's government on Monday said it will sell $12 billion worth of Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd stock in an announcement that fund managers gave a tepid reception, saying limited growth prospects is likely to dull demand from institutional investors.

01 Sep 2017

Japan government eyes Japan Post share sale as soon as this month: source

TOKYO Japan's government plans to sell shares in Japan Post Holdings Co as soon as this month, the first sale since the company's massive 2015 listing, a government source familiar with the deal said on Friday.

03 Aug 2017

Toshiba to invest in chip line without JV partner Western Digital

TOKYO Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it would invest in a new memory chip production line without joint venture partner Western Digital Corp, in a counter-punch against the U.S. firm which has opposed a planned auction of the business.

31 Jul 2017

MUFG to spend up to $9 bln on acquisitions to double assets under management

TOKYO, Aug 1 Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) is ready to spend up to 1 trillion yen ($9.05 billion) to acquire global asset management firms to double the amount of clients' money that it handles, a top executive told Reuters.

18 Jul 2017

Idemitsu moves closer to Showa Shell deal after court nod to share sale

TOKYO Idemitsu Kosan Co said it would proceed with a $1.1 billion sale of new shares, after a court rejected the founding family's petition to block the offering, potentially clearing the way for a takeover of Showa Shell Sekiyu.

12 Jul 2017

Toshiba regains access to credit line but tough conditions applied -sources

TOKYO Crisis-hit Toshiba Corp has regained access to a crucial $6 billion credit line after stumping up shares in its chip unit as collateral but its lenders have imposed tough conditions, banking sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

04 Jul 2017

Japan reappoints Mori as top financial services regulator

TOKYO, July 4 Japan reappointed Nobuchika Mori, known for his sharp criticism of the financial services industry, as the country's top financial regulator for a third consecutive term.

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