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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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19 Jun 2018

Renewed U.S.-China trade spat boosts safety demand for yen

TOKYO The dollar fell against the yen in early Asian trade on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of more tariffs on China raised worries about an escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies.

14 Jun 2018

Japan Post Insurance to buy emerging market bonds if U.S. rates spark selloff

TOKYO Japan Post Insurance Co , one of the largest Japanese institutional investors, plans to buy emerging market bonds if other investors dump those assets as the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, the firm's senior managing director said.

14 Jun 2018

Japan Post Insurance to buy emerging market bonds if US rate hikes create opportunities

TOKYO, June 14 Japan Post Insurance Co, one of the largest Japanese institutional investors, plans to buy emerging market bonds if other investors dump those assets as the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, the firm's senior managing director said.

14 Jun 2018

Euro falls most since Brexit as ECB delays rate hikes into 2019

NEW YORK The euro on Thursday suffered its worst day against the dollar since the UK's Brexit vote nearly two years ago after the European Central Bank unexpectedly indicated that it planned to keep interest rates at record lows into the summer of 2019.

12 Jun 2018

Nikkei rises to 3-week high as U.S.-North Korea summit fuels optimism

TOKYO Japanese shares rose on Tuesday, buoyed by optimism the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore could eventually pave the way to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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.

22 May 2018

Japan Post Bank picks up stocks as yen risks seen subdued: CIO

TOKYO Japan Post Bank has been buying local stocks since February's major correction in global share prices, its chief investment officer said on Tuesday, as the risk of a spike in the yen, which would hurt stock valuations, is seen as limited.

21 May 2018

Change in BOJ's stock buying pattern stirs whisper of 'stealth tapering'

TOKYO The question of when the Bank of Japan should wind back crisis-era stimulus has dogged policymakers for some time, but its less aggressive support for the stock market in recent weeks has some investors speculating it's already taking its foot off the gas.

18 Apr 2018

Investors in Japan discount political risk as Abe troubles mount

TOKYO From a rising Nikkei stock market to falling measures of volatility, there is little in Japan's financial markets to suggest that this may be a nation on the verge of a political upheaval. | Video

09 Apr 2018

Principal Global bullish on U.S. stocks despite increased tail risk-CEO

TOKYO Principal Global Investors bought U.S. shares on recent market dips as the asset management firm saw the U.S. economy chugging along in spite of worries about a trade war, Chief Executive Jim McCaughan said on Monday.

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