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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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23 Jan 2018

Japan's central bank keeps policy unchanged, talks down prospect of near-term stimulus end

TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary settings unchanged as expected on Tuesday and its chief hosed down market speculation of a shift away from ultra-easy policy later this year as inflation remained stubbornly shy of the central bank's target. | Video

19 Jan 2018

Japan government upgrades economic view for first time in seven months

TOKYO The Japanese government raised its assessment of the economy in January for the first time in seven months due to rising consumer spending, an encouraging sign that inflation could start to pick up this year.

16 Jan 2018

BOJ Kuroda's optimism on economy, price outlook sends yen to four-month high

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered a positive view on the economy and inflation on Monday, sending the yen to a four-month high against the dollar on simmering speculation it may exit its ultra-loose monetary policy earlier than expected.

12 Jan 2018

Japan's retailers struggle to raise prices, even as economy gains momentum

TOKYO Japan's economy is gathering steam, profits are at record levels and companies are poised to raise wages — yet retailers and restaurant chains are struggling to lift prices for fear of losing customers conditioned by nearly two decades of deflation.

05 Jan 2018

Analysis: Japanese companies begin to buckle as Abe pressures them to raise wages

TOKYO Japan Inc is running out of excuses in the face of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's calls for wage rises of 3 percent or more.

28 Dec 2017

Japan's factories, retailers rev up as some central bankers call for debate on rates

TOKYO Japan's best run of growth in a decade looks set to stretch into 2018, with data on Thursday showing most factories and consumers stepping up a gear, giving policymakers more reasons to discuss an end to crisis-era stimulus. | Video

28 Dec 2017

Japan Nov industrial output, retail sales up on strong demand

TOKYO Japan's industrial output rose more than expected in November and companies forecast a further increase in December as robust overseas demand continues to support factory activity and broader economic growth.

21 Dec 2017

BOJ keeps policy steady, Kuroda dismisses talk of early exit

TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday and its governor said economic improvements alone would not trigger a withdrawal of stimulus, reassuring markets it will lag well behind its overseas peers in ending crisis-mode easing. | Video

20 Dec 2017

Asia firms' sentiment rises to highest in almost seven years - Thomson Reuters/INSEAD poll

TOKYO Business confidence among Asian companies rose in October-December to the highest in almost seven years due to robust consumption and global trade, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

08 Dec 2017

Japan's third quarter GDP blows past initial estimates as business investment surges

TOKYO Japan's economy grew twice as fast as originally estimated in the third quarter, thanks to a business spending splurge and buoyant exports, supporting the central bank's recent signals that it will shift away from crisis-era policy.

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