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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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1:12pm IST

Risks lurk as yen keeps BOJ from faster tapering despite stronger economy

TOKYO Regardless of a return to solid economic growth, the risk of sharp appreciation in the yen means Japan's central bank would be in no rush to exit its ultra-loose monetary policy, say sources familiar with the bank's thinking.

8:44am IST

Japan November wholesale prices rise at fastest pace in nine years

TOKYO Japan's wholesale prices rose an annual 3.5 percent in November, the fastest rate in nine years, the Bank of Japan said, in a sign that rising global commodity costs were driving up corporate expenses.

07 Dec 2017

BOJ chief signals chance of rate hikes, warns of risks of easing

TOKYO Japan's central bank governor said on Thursday changes in the economy and financial system could trigger a hike in the bank's yield targets, a key monetary policy lever, offering the strongest signal to date it may edge away from crisis-mode stimulus.

06 Dec 2017

BOJ's Masai advocates staying with 'powerful easing', warns on side-effects

KOBE, Japan Bank of Japan board member Takako Masai on Wednesday advocated sticking with ultra-easy monetary policy due to uncertainty over how fast inflation will rise, while warning that the central bank should remain on guard against the possible side-effects.

04 Dec 2017

BOJ is resolved to keep ultra-easy policy, says Kuroda

TOKYO The Bank of Japan does not plan to change its massive stimulus programme and will "immediately act" if risks to the economy undermines the momentum toward achieving its inflation target, central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday.

30 Nov 2017

Reflationary BOJ board member brushes off talk of early stimulus exit

FUKUSHIMA, Japan Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said on Thursday the central bank had no reason to wind back its ultra-easy monetary policy as inflation remained well below its 2 percent target.

29 Nov 2017

BOJ's Nakaso says central bank has tools, expertise to exit easy policy

TOKYO Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the central bank has the necessary tools and expertise to engineer a smooth exit from ultra-easy policy, making the latest in a series of signals that the BOJ's crisis-mode stimulus won't last forever.

29 Nov 2017

BOJ's Nakaso says central bank has tools, expertise to exit easy policy

TOKYO Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the central bank has the necessary tools and expertise to engineer a smooth exit from ultra-easy policy, making the latest in a series of signals that the BOJ's crisis-mode stimulus won't last forever.

28 Nov 2017

BOJ's Kuroda: "Reversal rate" helps clarify appropriate yield curve

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday that a "reversal rate," or the level where interest rate cuts by a central bank could hurt the economy, helps the BOJ understand the appropriate shape of the yield curve.

25 Nov 2017

BOJ Suzuki signals room to fine-tune yield curve control - media

TOKYO Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said there is room to debate a fine-tuning of the central bank's yield curve control (YCC) policy, the Mainichi paper reported, signaling the chance it may raise interest rates before inflation hits its target.

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