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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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11 Oct 2017

Japan's MUFG to automate operations to free bankers for wealthy clients

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) plans to automate 30 percent of operations at its core banking unit by 2024, using software robots and artificial intelligence for paperwork that would otherwise take 9,500 employees to process.

06 Oct 2017

Japan's Dentsu gets only small fine for overtime breaches despite outcry

TOKYO Japan's Dentsu Inc was fined just 500,000 yen (£3,400) after a Tokyo court ruled it had made employees work overtime beyond legal limits - a case that followed a high profile death from overwork at the advertising giant. | Video

06 Oct 2017

Japan's MS&AD to invest $1 billion in UK's ReAssure Jersey

TOKYO Japan's MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc said on Friday it had agreed with Swiss Re AG to invest 800 million pounds to take a stake of up to 15 percent in UK-based ReAssure Jersey One Ltd.

06 Oct 2017

Japan's MS&AD to invest $1 billion in UK's ReAssure Jersey

TOKYO Japan's MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc said on Friday it had agreed with Swiss Re AG to invest 800 million pounds ($1.05 billion) to take a stake of up to 15 percent in UK-based ReAssure Jersey One Ltd.

05 Oct 2017

Nippon Life in talks to buy MassMutual Japan unit in bancassurance push: sources

TOKYO Japan's biggest private-sector life insurer, Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL], is in talks to buy a majority stake in the domestic unit of U.S.-based MassMutual Financial Group in an attempt to boost its bancassurance sales, two sources said.

27 Sep 2017

Japan Post share sale raises $11.5 billion including overallotment

TOKYO Japan's government said it has raised 1.3 trillion yen (8.58 billion pounds) from its sale of Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd stock, including shares sold in the overallotment portion of the deal that was determined on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

Nippon Life in talks for stake in U.S. fund manager TCW: sources

TOKYO Japan's biggest private-sector life insurer, Nippon Life Insurance Co, is in talks to buy a minority stake in U.S. investment company TCW Group, sources with direct knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday.

25 Sep 2017

Japan Post share sale raises $11 billion, but demand weaker than for IPO

TOKYO A government sale of Japan Post Holdings Co stock raised $11 billion in the world's second-biggest share sale this year, with the postal and financial giant's attractive dividend yield helping drum up sufficient, albeit subdued, demand.

21 Sep 2017

Japanese brewer Asahi ready to spend "billions" on deals

TOKYO Asahi Group Holdings , Japan's largest brewer, is ready to spend "billions of dollars" on acquisitions, having spent $11 billion (£8.15 billion) over the past year to acquire beer brands across Europe from Anheuser-Busch InBev .

13 Sep 2017

Japan's MUFG says picks Amsterdam as EU investment banking base

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) said it has picked Amsterdam as its European Union investment banking base, as financial institutions prepare for Britain's exit from the EU.

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