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Masayuki Kitano

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

Apr 22 2018

Dollar edges higher, bolstered by rising U.S. yields

SINGAPORE The dollar traded near a two-week high against a basket of major currencies on Monday, bolstered by rising U.S. bond yields, while easing concerns over global political risks weighed on the safe haven yen.

Apr 13 2018

Singapore central bank's first tightening in six years comes with trade warning

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank tightened monetary policy for the first time in six years on Friday, saying the city-state's economy is expected to continue growing steadily even as it acknowledged risks from a trade spat between the United States and China.

Apr 09 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares pressured as Wall St ends off highs, focus on Xi speech

SINGAPORE, April 10 Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as Wall Street retreated from its highs after the FBI raided the offices of U.S. President Donald Trump's long time lawyer, dampening risk appetite already under strain from an escalating U.S.-China trade spat.

Apr 06 2018

Singapore seen poised for first monetary policy tightening in six years

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank is expected to tighten monetary policy in April for the first time in six years, with economic growth seen solid enough to shift away from a stance associated with periods of acute weakness.

Mar 26 2018

Singapore pharma on recovery path after worst output in decades

SINGAPORE Singapore's pharmaceuticals business, among the pillars of the city-state's manufacturing sector, is set to return to strength this year as big global drugmakers ramp up output and advance automation at their production sites across the country.

Mar 12 2018

Yen clings to gains as scandal clouds Abe's outlook

TOKYO/SINGAPORE The yen held firm against the dollar on Tuesday as a political scandal engulfing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government raised doubts about his ability to continue to pursue his economic policies, including monetary easing.

Mar 12 2018

Dollar slips vs. yen on concerns over suspected Japan cronyism scandal

SINGAPORE The dollar eased versus the yen on Monday, as traders worried that a suspected cronyism scandal in Japan involving the sale of state-owned land could dampen investors' risk appetites.

Mar 11 2018

Dollar stays firm versus yen in wake of U.S. jobs, wages data

SINGAPORE The dollar held firm against the yen on Monday after gaining late last week on news of higher-than-expected U.S. jobs growth in February.

Mar 02 2018

EU warns of retaliation against any U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

SINGAPORE The European Union's trade chief on Friday warned of possible retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to impose hefty tariffs on imported steel and aluminum apply to Europe.

Mar 02 2018

EU warns of retaliation against any U.S. steel, aluminium tariffs

SINGAPORE The European Union's trade chief on Friday warned of possible retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to impose hefty tariffs on imported steel and aluminium apply to Europe.

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