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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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06 Jul 2017

European farmers cheer market access in EU-Japan trade deal

TOKYO/BRUSSELS European farmers on Thursday welcomed a landmark agreement between the EU and Japan on a free trade pact which will remove tariffs on much of their bilateral trade and triple agricultural exports.

06 Jul 2017

European farmers cheer market access in EU-Japan trade deal

TOKYO/BRUSSELS European farmers on Thursday welcomed a landmark agreement between the EU and Japan on a free trade pact which will remove tariffs on much of their bilateral trade and triple agricultural exports.

22 Jun 2016

China's Tencent buys 'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell for $8.6 billion

BEIJING/HELSINKI/TOKYO China's biggest gaming group Tencent Holdings Ltd is to buy a majority stake in 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell from SoftBank Group Corp in a deal valued at roughly $8.6 billion.

04 Jun 2016

SoftBank adds to Alibaba sale, bringing total to $10 billion

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it was selling a further $1.1 billion of its shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, bringing the total it has sold in the Chinese e-commerce company to $10 billion.

08 Apr 2016

Clothing giant Uniqlo: again the face of Japan's deflating economy

TOKYO When Japan's cheap-and-cheerful clothing brand Uniqlo raised its prices in 2014, it was an endorsement of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to stimulate a lackluster economy: with confidence high, even purveyors of affordable jumpers became price setters.

18 Mar 2016

Toshiba says it may write down nuclear business, U.S. units probed

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was looking at whether it would need to write down its nuclear business given damage to the company's credit profile after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal last year.

17 Mar 2016

Toshiba in $5.9 billion asset sale, shares hit by report of U.S. probe

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp announced a $5.9 billion asset sale and a big investment in its chip business on Thursday, but saw its shares slide on a report that U.S. authorities were investigating accounting related to its Westinghouse nuclear power unit.

26 Feb 2016

Insider - Sharp-Übernahme durch Foxconn liegt auf Eis

Tokio/Taipeh Die Übernahme des angeschlagenen japanischen Elektronikkonzerns Sharp durch den Apple-Zulieferer Foxconn liegt auf Eis.

26 Feb 2016

Foxconn, Sharp extend takeover talks deadline - source

TOKYO/TAIPEI Sharp Corp and Foxconn agreed on Friday to extend a deadline for takeover talks by 1-2 weeks, a person familiar with the matter said, after the Taiwanese firm had put the deal on hold to clarify "new material information".

26 Feb 2016

Foxconn says in talks with Sharp over deal hitch; hopes for agreement

TOKYO/TAIPEI Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc, said on Friday it was in talks with Sharp Corp to clarify a late hitch to its takeover of the Japanese firm, worth an estimated near-$6 billion. It said it hopes for a "satisfactory agreement".

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