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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

8:58am BST

Global Markets: Asian shares hit six-month lows as tariffs take economic toll

TOKYO Asian shares stumbled to their lowest in six months on Friday, hurt by signs U.S. trade battles with China and many other countries are starting to chip away at corporate profits, while oil prices were choppy before an OPEC meeting to discuss raising output.

9:58am BST

Stocks set for worst week in three months on trade war worries

LONDON World shares rose on Friday but were set to end a second week lower amid intensifying worries over the fallout of a trade dispute resulting from U.S. tariffs, while oil prices were higher ahead of an OPEC meeting later in the day.

21 Jun 2018

Nikkei ends up as trade war jitters ease, tech shares rally

TOKYO Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday as concerns over China-U.S. trade issues that hit markets early this week appeared to recede, while technology stocks rallied on the back of Nasdaq's strong performance.

19 Jun 2018

Nikkei tumbles soured by selling in China market as trade war escalates

TOKYO Japanese stocks tumbled to 2-1/2-week lows on Tuesday and posted the biggest daily percentage drop in three months after Chinese stocks were sold sharply amid escalating global trade tussles.

11 Jun 2018

FOREX-Yen ticks up after G7 fracas, euro gains on ECB signals

TOKYO, June 11 The yen ticked higher while the Canadian dollar fell modestly on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump threw the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray though market reaction was relatively muted.

11 Jun 2018

FOREX-Yen ticks up, Canadian dlr dips after G7 trade fracas

TOKYO, June 11 The safe-haven yen edged higher while the Canadian dollar fell in early Asian trade on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump threw the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray following a verbal spat with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

08 Jun 2018

Japan investors buy record amount of Spanish bonds, return to U.S. in April

TOKYO Japanese investors bought a record amount of Spanish bonds in April, at the start of Japan's financial year, and they returned to U.S. bonds after heavy selling the preceding six months, Ministry of Finance data showed on Friday.

05 Jun 2018

Nikkei's rebound runs into resistance at 25-day average

TOKYO, June 5 A recovery in Japanese shares ran out of steam on Tuesday as the Nikkei average faced stiff resistance at its 25-day average, but sentiment was underpinned by stellar U.S. job data last week.

01 Jun 2018

JGBs fall after BOJ unexpectedly trims buying in 5-10 yr bonds

TOKYO, June 1 Japanese government bond prices fell on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly trimmed its buying of government bonds for the first time in three months.

31 May 2018

Japan Post Insurance ready to buy short-term Italian debt: CIO

TOKYO Japan Post Insurance Co , one of the largest Japanese institutional investors, is looking to buy short-term Italian government bonds after the recent sell-off made them inexpensive, its chief investment officer said.

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