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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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18 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed - sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.

10 Nov 2017

Toshiba considering $5.3 billion capital injection - source

TOKYO Toshiba Corp, desperate for cash to avoid a possible delisting, is considering raising about 600 billion yen ($5.3 billion) by offering new shares in a third-party allotment, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

09 Nov 2017

Japan's MUFG seeks $1.8 billion Bank Danamon stake in southeast Asia push: sources

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is in talks to buy a 40 percent stake in Bank Danamon Indonesia for around 200 billion yen ($1.75 billion), a person with direct knowledge of the talks told Reuters on Thursday.

06 Nov 2017

Scandal-hit Kobe Steel has a 'look the other way' culture, they say in hometown

KOBE, Japan The fresh university graduate, eager to make a good impression on the job at one of Kobe Steel Ltd's main plants in Japan, punched the wrong measurements into machines making steel pipes, causing a large batch to come out too short.

30 Oct 2017

Scandal-hit Kobe Steel seeks loans, shareholder offers support

TOKYO Kobe Steel Ltd is seeking 50 billion yen ($440 million) in loans from banks, a banking source said on Monday, while a shareholder said it was ready to offer support as the company grapples with a scandal over falsified product specifications. | Video

27 Sep 2017

SK Hynix set to invest in Toshiba chip unit, details consortium's plans

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Wednesday its board had approved its participation in a Bain Capital-led consortium that plans to purchase Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit for 2 trillion yen ($17.7 billion).

25 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba tells banks chip deal delayed as Apple yet to approve

TOKYO Toshiba Corp told its main banks on Monday it has not signed the $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business because Apple Inc , a member of the buyer group, has not agreed on key terms, two people involved in the deal said.

21 Sep 2017

Toshiba, keen to seal $18 bln chips sale, wrestles with last-minute delays

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.

19 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , people familiar with the deal said.

12 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Toshiba favors Bain group for chip sale; Western Digital talks stall - sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp now favors a group led by Bain Capital LP and SK Hynix Inc to buy its prized semiconductor business, as it failed to bridge key gaps with its business partner and rival bidder Western Digital Corp , two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.


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