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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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22 Feb 2018

Nippon Life CIO: 'Goldilocks' scenario near end, plans to sell stocks into rally

TOKYO Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL] is likely to sell Japanese shares when they rise further, as the rally in risk assets driven by expectations of a "Goldilocks" scenario continuing is nearing an end, its chief investment officer told Reuters on Thursday.

21 Feb 2018

About 70 HFT traders to be registered in Japan- JPX

TOKYO, Feb 21 About 70 firms are expected to be registered as high frequency traders (HFTs) in Japan, the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) said on Wednesday, ahead of the start of new regulations in April that require HFTs to register with the government.

19 Jan 2018

Luxembourg to advocate 'delegation' model post-Brexit: finance minister

TOKYO Luxembourg's finance minister Pierre Gramegna said on Friday the European Commission should stick to the current rules that allow funds managed in London to be domiciled and regulated in another country.

19 Dec 2017

Latecomers lose out as Nikkei's 18 percent rally surprises the unwary

TOKYO An 18 percent rally in Tokyo stocks since September caught some global investors badly under-invested in Japanese shares - and too late to cash in on the second best-performing major market this quarter.

16 Nov 2017

Japan shares at crucial point of possible uptrend: Japan Post Bank CIO

TOKYO Japanese shares are at an important make-or-break point and a decisive rise above current levels will usher in a long-term uptrend in the market, Katsunori Sago, chief investment officer at Japan Post Bank, said on Thursday.

16 Nov 2017

Bank of Japan should consider selling put options on Japan stocks: Japan Post Bank CIO

TOKYO The Bank of Japan should consider using derivatives, rather than buying Japanese stock funds directly as it does now, to affect risk premium on stocks, because that would be a better tool, said the chief investment officer of Japan Post Bank.

16 Nov 2017

Bitcoin is a bubble, no plans to short-sell: Japan Post Bank CIO

TOKYO Bitcoin <BTC=BTSP> is in a bubble and its fair value should be around $100, or about 99 percent below the current level, Katsunori Sago, chief investment officer of Japan Post Bank said on Thursday.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. bonds look most vulnerable in four decades - Loomis Sayles' Fuss

TOKYO, Nov 8 Dan Fuss, one of the world's longest-serving fund managers, said his flagship bond fund has cut exposure to high-yield corporate bonds and raised the quality of its holdings, warning that the U.S. bond market is more vulnerable to a sell-off now than at any time since the financial market rout of 1974.

07 Nov 2017

CME's Melamed sees bitcoin becoming new asset class

TOKYO Bitcoin is likely to become a new asset class in its own right, such as gold or stocks, which can be traded by major investors and regulated, not simply a crypto-currency, Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus of CME Group , said on Tuesday.

07 Nov 2017

Interview: Bitcoin a new asset class, not a crypto-currency - CME's Melamed

TOKYO Bitcoin is likely to become a new asset class in its own right, such as gold or stocks, which can be traded by major investors and regulated, not simply a crypto-currency, Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus of CME Group, said on Tuesday.

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