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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

10 Nov 2017

Japan manufacturers' mood slips but hovers near decade high - Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers slipped in November from a decade high seen the previous month, a Reuters poll showed, but it remained strong - underscoring the economy's continuing expansion.

25 Oct 2017

Japan may declare end to deflation before 2019 tax hike: sources

TOKYO Japan's government may be able to declare that the economy has made a sustained exit from deflation before it implements a scheduled sales tax hike in October 2019, government officials said.

25 Oct 2017

Japan eyes bigger tax breaks for firms that hike wages: sources

TOKYO Japan's government is considering expanding tax incentives for companies to encourage them to raise wages, three people involved in discussions told Reuters, as many firms remain hesitant to spend their cash reserves on salary increases.

17 Oct 2017

Japan manufacturers' mood hits decade-high: Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers rebounded in October to match a peak last seen in mid-2007, a Reuters poll found, further evidence that the economic recovery is gathering momentum helped by a weak yen and strong overseas demand.

15 Sep 2017

Japan manufacturers' mood sags amid global uncertainty - Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Japanese manufacturers' confidence worsened for the first time in four months in September from the previous month's decade-high level and was expected to fall further, weighed by global uncertainty, a Reuters poll showed.

21 Aug 2017

Japan's manufacturers most optimistic in a decade as economy grows - Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Confidence at Japanese manufacturers rose in August to its highest level in a decade led by producers of industrial materials, a Reuters poll showed, in a further sign of broadening economic recovery. The Reuters' monthly poll - which tracks the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly tankan - found the service-sector mood fell but still remained at a relatively high level, underscoring the firmness in domestic demand which drove robust expansion in the second quarter.

19 Jul 2017

Japan business mood steady at high levels as economy recovers: Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Japanese manufacturers' and service providers' business confidence held steady at high levels in July, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday, underlining the central bank's upbeat view on the economy.

12 Jul 2017

Japan PM's sagging support dims outlook for revising constitution: MP

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cherished goal of revising Japan's pacifist constitution has become more difficult to achieve after a plunge in his popularity and the erosion of public trust, a ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.

29 Jun 2017

Japan May retail sales rise 2.0 percent, fall short of expectations

TOKYO Japanese retail sales rose less than expected in May because of slower sales of durable goods and clothes, falling substantially on April's annual increase as demand ebbed.

20 Jun 2017

Japan business mood up, points to better BOJ tankan - Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers bounced in June to match a decade-high level recorded in April and is expected to rise for several months, a Reuters survey found, providing more evidence of economic recovery.


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