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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

16 May 2018

Japan's GDP ends best growth run in decades as spending, trade fade

TOKYO Japan's economy contracted more than expected at the start of this year, suggesting growth has peaked after the best run of expansion in decades, unwelcome news for a government struggling to get traction for its reflationary policies. | Video

05 May 2018

Countries push ADB to raise lending rates for middle-income Asia

MANILA Members of the Asian Development Bank urged the lender to charge higher lending rates for middle-income countries and to start working with these countries more as partners and less as mere aid recipients.

05 May 2018

Countries push ADB to raise lending rates for middle-income Asia

MANILA, May 5 Members of the Asian Development Bank urged the lender to charge higher lending rates for middle-income countries and to start working with these countries more as partners and less as mere aid recipients.

04 May 2018

U.S. to pitch for higher lending rates at ADB meet as region eyes China

MANILA The United States will argue for higher lending rates and weaning some countries off development lending at an Asian Development Bank meeting this weekend, a U.S. Treasury official said on Friday.

27 Apr 2018

BOJ removes timeframe for price goal, keeps policy steady

TOKYO Japan's central bank kept policy unchanged on Friday but ditched a timeframe it had set for hitting its inflation target, in a surprise move analysts say is aimed at keeping market expectations for more stimulus in check.

27 Apr 2018

Japan's March factory output beats expectations, inventories build up

TOKYO Japan's industrial output rose more than expected in March, government data showed on Friday, but a large increase in inventories of electronic parts suggests manufacturers may have to cut production, hurting economic growth.

18 Apr 2018

Japan's March exports disappoint on strong yen, trade friction a risk

TOKYO Japan's exports rose less than expected in March due to a strong yen, raising some concern about the outlook for shipments on top of anxiety over Washington's criticism of the nation's large trade surplus with the United States.

11 Apr 2018

BOJ Governor Kuroda says consumer prices have accelerated slightly

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday that the pace of gains in consumer prices had accelerated slightly over the past year.

11 Apr 2018

Japan's February machinery orders beat expectations, wholesale prices slow

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders rose unexpectedly in February for a second consecutive month thanks to increased orders from manufacturers, a positive sign of corporate investment supporting economic growth.

09 Apr 2018

Japanese ministry proposed cover story on land sale at heart of scandal

TOKYO Japan's Finance Ministry proposed crafting a cover story with a school operator at the heart of a political scandal to justify a discount in the price of public land sold to the school, a ministry official said on Monday.

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