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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

Feb 16 2018

Japan reappoints Kuroda as BOJ chief, picks reflationist academic as deputy

TOKYO Japan reappointed central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for another term on Friday, and chose an advocate of bolder monetary easing as one of his deputies in a strong signal to investors that policymakers are in no rush to turn off a sweeping stimulus program. | Video

Feb 15 2018

Choice of deputies may complicate Kuroda's job at the BOJ helm

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda may be about to get a rare second term, but investors should not bank on it being as stable as his first five years in office.

Feb 13 2018

Japan policymakers bolster expectations BOJ's Kuroda will be reappointed

TOKYO Japanese government leaders reaffirmed their confidence in Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday, bolstering expectations that he will be reappointed for a rare second term.

Feb 12 2018

BOJ Kuroda says cryptocurrency won't threaten yen, largely speculative

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday cryptocurrencies likely won't threaten legal tenders like the yen any time soon as they are mostly used for speculative trading, rather than as payments and settlement means.

Feb 09 2018

Kuroda reappointment at BOJ seen as sign stimulus policy will go on

TOKYO Japan's government has decided to nominate Haruhiko Kuroda for a rare second term as governor of the central bank when his current one expires in April, a person briefed on the matter said on Saturday, a sign the country's ultra-loose monetary policy will remain in place.

Feb 08 2018

BOJ's Suzuki signals chance of future rate hike, slower ETF buying

WAKAYAMA/TOKYO, Japan Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said on Thursday the central bank could raise interest rates or slow the purchase of risky assets if the costs of prolonged monetary easing began to outweigh the benefits.

Feb 06 2018

Japan downplays fallout from market rout, BOJ rules out near-term rate hike

TOKYO Japanese policymakers pledged to maintain massive monetary support and sought to dispel concerns that a global equities rout could hurt a strengthening recovery, stressing the country's economic fundamentals remained strong.

Feb 06 2018

BOJ's Kuroda rules out near-term rate hike

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of raising interest rates any time soon despite his optimism over the economic outlook, stressing that inflation remained too low to justify withdrawing stimulus.

Feb 05 2018

Abe hopes BOJ to keep 'bold' monetary easing, Japan not out of deflation

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he hoped the central bank would continue to promote "bold" monetary easing, as the economy has yet to emerge decisively from deflation.

Feb 02 2018

Japan govt to submit BOJ head nominees mid- to late February: sources

TOKYO Japan's government will likely present to parliament its nominees of next central bank governor and deputy governors around mid- to late February at the earliest, sources familiar with the matter say.


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