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Stanley White

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

Mar 20 2018

Bank of Japan deputy governors pledge to meet inflation target, show policy flexibility

TOKYO The Bank of Japan's two new deputy governors pledged on Tuesday to meet the central bank's 2 percent inflation target as soon as possible, but both showed signs of willing to be flexible on monetary policy.

Mar 18 2018

BOJ members say bank should stick with QE, worried about yen

TOKYO Japan's central bank policymakers said it needs to stick with quantitative easing with inflation still well below its 2 percent price target, a summary of opinions of board members at the last rate review showed on Monday.

Mar 13 2018

Japan core machinery orders rebound, easing capex concerns

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders rebounded in January from a steep decline the previous month, handily beating expectations in a sign that capital spending will continue contributing to economic growth.

Mar 13 2018

Japan PM, finance minister under fire over suspected cover-up of cronyism

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his close ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso, faced growing pressure on Monday over a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal that has dogged the premier for more than a year. | Video

Mar 09 2018

BOJ chief brushes aside early stimulus exit, calls for free trade

TOKYO Japan's central bank chief on Friday signaled his readiness to ramp up stimulus if the economic recovery lost steam, in an emphatic pushback against creeping speculation it could tighten the money spigot as other economies dial back crisis-mode policies. | Video

Mar 07 2018

Japan ruling party heavyweights seek response to forgery suspicion

TOKYO Senior politicians in Japan's ruling coalition are pressuring the government to respond to suspicion that bureaucrats forged documents at the center of a cronyism scandal threatening to erode the influence of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Feb 28 2018

Japan capex gain points to upward revision to fourth-quarter GDP

TOKYO Japanese companies raised their pace of investment in plant and equipment in October-December, suggesting the government will revise up its initial estimate of economic growth for the fourth quarter.

Feb 28 2018

BOJ's Kuroda says policy normalization would be 'very gradual'

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday that once the central bank starts to normalize monetary policy the process would be "very gradual," and that the BOJ would pay attention to any risks to the economy.

Feb 27 2018

Japan's industrial output tumbles in January as inventories build up

TOKYO Slowing production of cars and electronics in January tipped Japan's industrial output into its biggest tumble since a devastating earthquake in March 2011, highlighting a weakening in demand and a build up of inventory.

Feb 19 2018

Japan's Aso: Economy out of asset price deflation doldrums

TOKYO Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that Japan has essentially escaped from the economic malaise linked to asset price deflation, although policymakers need to do more.


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