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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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7:27am BST

Asia stocks skid to four-month low as Trump raises stakes in China trade war

TOKYO Asian stocks sank on Tuesday and Shanghai shares tumbled to near two-year lows as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating tit-for-tat trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

6:26am BST

Global Markets: Asia stocks slide to four-month low as Trump raises stakes in China trade war

TOKYO A sell-off in Chinese stocks drove Asian equities to a four-month low on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating tit-for-tat trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

15 Jun 2018

Forex: Euro on track for worst week in 19 months on ECB's cautious stance

TOKYO The euro on Friday was headed for its worst weekly loss in 19 months after a cautious European Central Bank signalled it will keep interest rates at record lows well into next year.

08 Jun 2018

Dollar near 3-week trough, lower U.S. yields and strong euro weigh

TOKYO The dollar wallowed near a three-week low against its peers on Friday as U.S. Treasury yields fell sharply, while the euro's recovery remained intact amid expectations the European Central Bank will begin unwinding its stimulus program.

07 Jun 2018

Japan investors sell most foreign bonds in 14 months amid Italy turmoil

TOKYO Japanese investors last week sold more foreign bonds than for any week since April 2017, thanks to political turmoil that caused Italian bonds to tumble and triggered volatility in global sovereign debt markets.

17 May 2018

Dollar stands tall as euro plumbs five-month low on Italian political uncertainty

TOKYO The dollar stood tall against a basket of currencies on Thursday, as the euro retreated to a five-month low on concerns the political developments in Italy could cause wider disruptions in the common currency bloc.

16 May 2018

Dollar near 5-month high after benchmark Treasury yield soars above 3 pct

TOKYO The dollar hovered near a five-month high against a group of major currencies on Wednesday, as a surge in the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield above 3 percent reignited a rally that had lost steam last week.

14 May 2018

Dollar treads water; rally loses steam as U.S. yields sag

TOKYO The dollar held steady on Monday, its recent rally running out of steam on the back of sagging U.S. yields as investors wound back expectations that the Federal Reserve will launch a series of quick rate hikes.

10 May 2018

Asia stocks rise as crude oil extends rally on Iran worries

TOKYO Asian stocks rose on Thursday, with energy shares leading the way as crude oil prices bolted higher after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a nuclear deal with Iran.

20 Apr 2018

Japan insurer Aioi Nissay eyes alternative assets, foreign equities

TOKYO Japan's Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance is considering investing in alternative assets and foreign stocks in the current fiscal year as it looks to diversify its portfolio, a senior official said on Friday.

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