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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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Japan's ruling bloc approves big corporate tax cut to encourage wage hikes

TOKYO Japan's ruling bloc approved a plan on Thursday to slash the corporate tax rate to around 20 percent from 30 percent - but only for companies that raise wages aggressively and boost domestic capital spending.

07 Dec 2017

Japanese firms say Abe's call for 3 percent wage hike is unrealistic: Reuters poll

TOKYO Two-thirds of Japanese firms think the government's push to raise wages by 3 percent is a tall order, with some dismissing it out of hand, a Reuters poll found, underscoring deep corporate reluctance to boost fixed costs despite huge cash piles.

07 Dec 2017

Japan manufacturers' mood steady in positive sign for BOJ tankan - Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers held firm in December and service-sector sentiment rose for a second straight month, the Reuters Tankan poll showed on Thursday, underscoring steady economic growth driven by both external and domestic demand.

07 Dec 2017

Japan manufacturers' mood steady in positive sign for BOJ tankan: Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers held firm in December and service-sector sentiment rose for a second straight month, the Reuters Tankan poll showed on Thursday, underscoring steady economic growth driven by both external and domestic demand.

30 Nov 2017

ADB head sees Asia resilient to U.S. interest rate hikes

TOKYO Asian countries can cope with interest rate hikes in the United States as long as the moves are gradual and reflect U.S. economic fundamentals, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao said on Thursday.

30 Nov 2017

ADB head sees Asia resilient to U.S. interest rate hikes

TOKYO Asian countries can cope with interest rate hikes in the United States as long as the moves are gradual and reflect U.S. economic fundamentals, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao said on Thursday.

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.

20 Nov 2017

Japan's export growth signals economic recovery to continue in fourth quarter

TOKYO Japan's export growth held steady in October, suggesting that brisk global demand for Japanese cars and electronics will likely carry its economic recovery into the current quarter.

13 Nov 2017

Japan's cash-rich companies ready to spend more on M&A, not wages - Reuters poll

TOKYO Japanese companies are warming to mobilising their mountains of accumulated cash for mergers and acquisitions but remain stubbornly resistant to wage increases, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.

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.

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