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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

Nov 16 2017

Dollar steadies as risk aversion ebbs, yields rise

TOKYO The dollar steadied on Friday after coming off the week's lows against its peers as earlier risk aversion in global financial markets receded, pushing up U.S. yields.

Nov 15 2017

Asian stocks skid as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

TOKYO Asian stocks stumbled on Wednesday after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.

Nov 09 2017

Asia stocks stay near highs, though Tokyo slides; dollar slips

TOKYO Asia stocks stayed closed to a decade-long peak on Thursday following another record-breaking day on Wall Street, though Japan's Nikkei slid back from a 26-year high in volatile trading, hit by profit-taking.

Nov 04 2017

Rugby-Japan's Joseph wants to keep opposition strong

YOKOHAMA, Nov 5 Coach Jamie Joseph wants Japan to keep playing the best opposition available despite giving up nine tries in a 63-30 trouncing at the hands of 2015 World Cup runners-up Australia on Saturday.

Nov 04 2017

Australia brush aside Japan in Yokohama, adds momentum for Europe

YOKOHAMA Australia were devastating in attack as they brushed aside Japan 63-30 in Yokohama on Saturday, adding momentum as they head to Europe to face stiffer opposition in Wales, England and Scotland later this month.

Oct 31 2017

Asia stocks gains as South Korea hits record high, dollar sags on White House woes

TOKYO Asian stocks mostly rose on Tuesday, shaking off downebeat factory readings out of China, while the dollar sagged after investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump's former campaign manager.

Oct 18 2017

INTERVIEW-Japan insurer Aioi Nissay mulling buying more unhedged foreign bonds

TOKYO, Oct 18 Japan's Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, which has assets of around 3 trillion yen ($26.73 billion), increased its holdings of unhedged foreign bonds in the first half of the fiscal year through September and is mulling buying more in the second half, a senior official said.

Oct 06 2017

Asia up on economic optimism before U.S. jobs report, dollar buoyant

TOKYO Asian stocks rose on Friday and the dollar hit a seven-week peak, riding on economic optimism ahead of a U.S. job report later in the day.

Sep 22 2017

Asian stocks slip, yen and franc rise as North Korea moots H-bomb test

TOKYO Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on Friday after North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean and escalated a war of words with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Sep 13 2017

Dollar buoyant against yen, pound hits one-year high on inflation jump

TOKYO The dollar was buoyant against the yen on Wednesday, although it was capped against the euro with a potentially supportive spike in U.S. yields neutralised by a similar move by their German counterparts.


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