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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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16 Oct 2017

Japan's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to boost investment in corporate debt

TOKYO Japan's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co plans to increase investment in risky assets such as foreign stocks and debt by 30 billion yen ($268.36 million) in the second half of this financial year, a senior company executive said on Monday.

16 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-Japan's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to boost investment in corporate debt

TOKYO, Oct 16 Japan's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co plans to increase investment in risky assets such as foreign stocks and debt by 30 billion yen ($268.36 million) in the second half of this financial year, a senior company executive said on Monday.

10 May 2017

Tokio Marine to boost investment in U.S. credit products

TOKYO Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance plans to increase its holdings of foreign credit products this fiscal year with a focus on long-term U.S. corporate debt, an investment planning official at the firm said on Tuesday.

29 Oct 2014

Rouble decline seen weighing on Nissan's Q3 operating profit

TOKYO, Oct 29 The Russian rouble's sharp decline against European currencies is expected to have cut the operating profit of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co by around 6 billion yen ($55.5 million), or four percent, in the third quarter.

26 Sep 2014

Mrs Watanabe jumps on yen-selling bandwagon as tide turns

TOKYO Japan's legions of retail foreign-exchange traders, popularly known as Mrs Watanabe, are turning into sellers of yen.

21 Jan 2014

Toyota warning on Thai crisis reveals frustration, limited options

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp's warning it could rethink further investment plans in Thailand looks aimed at signaling its deep frustration over a drawn-out political crisis, but Japanese car makers are unlikely to scale back Thai operations any time soon.

21 Jan 2014

Toyota warning on Thai crisis reveals frustration, limited options

TOKYO, Jan 21 Toyota Motor Corp's warning it could rethink further investment plans in Thailand looks aimed at signalling its deep frustration over a drawn-out political crisis, but Japanese car makers are unlikely to scale back Thai operations any time soon.

12 Nov 2013

Mitsubishi proposes to build 777X wings in Japan: source

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy has suggested a cost-saving way to build the wings of Boeing Co's newest jet that could offer the planemaker a "Plan B" should its own workers reject a labor deal, a person with knowledge of the proposal said.

12 Nov 2013

Mitsubishi proposes to build 777X wings in Japan - source

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy has suggested a cost-saving way to build the wings of Boeing Co's newest jet that could offer the planemaker a "Plan B" should its own workers reject a labour deal, a person with knowledge of the proposal said.

24 Oct 2013

Exclusive - JAL may take legal action against govt over landing slots

TOKYO Japan Airlines reserves the right to sue the government for favouring rival ANA Holdings in allocating landing slots, its president told Reuters on Thursday, raising the prospect of an unprecedented battle that could batter the nation's airline industry.

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