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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

Japan shares at crucial point of possible uptrend: Japan Post Bank CIO

TOKYO Japanese shares are at an important make-or-break point and a decisive rise above current levels will usher in a long-term uptrend in the market, Katsunori Sago, chief investment officer at Japan Post Bank, said on Thursday.

Nov 16 2017

Bank of Japan should consider selling put options on Japan stocks: Japan Post Bank CIO

TOKYO The Bank of Japan should consider using derivatives, rather than buying Japanese stock funds directly as it does now, to affect risk premium on stocks, because that would be a better tool, said the chief investment officer of Japan Post Bank.

Nov 16 2017

Bitcoin is a bubble, no plans to short-sell: Japan Post Bank CIO

TOKYO Bitcoin <BTC=BTSP> is in a bubble and its fair value should be around $100, or about 99 percent below the current level, Katsunori Sago, chief investment officer of Japan Post Bank said on Thursday.

Nov 08 2017

U.S. bonds look most vulnerable in four decades - Loomis Sayles' Fuss

TOKYO, Nov 8 Dan Fuss, one of the world's longest-serving fund managers, said his flagship bond fund has cut exposure to high-yield corporate bonds and raised the quality of its holdings, warning that the U.S. bond market is more vulnerable to a sell-off now than at any time since the financial market rout of 1974.

Nov 07 2017

CME's Melamed sees bitcoin becoming new asset class

TOKYO Bitcoin is likely to become a new asset class in its own right, such as gold or stocks, which can be traded by major investors and regulated, not simply a crypto-currency, Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus of CME Group , said on Tuesday.

Nov 07 2017

Interview: Bitcoin a new asset class, not a crypto-currency - CME's Melamed

TOKYO Bitcoin is likely to become a new asset class in its own right, such as gold or stocks, which can be traded by major investors and regulated, not simply a crypto-currency, Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus of CME Group, said on Tuesday.

Oct 20 2017

In Kuroda's face - researchers find ways to predict central bank changes

TOKYO For decades, economists have tried to guess central bank policy direction by studying subtle changes in official language -- now, researchers are finding new clues on policy, not in the words of central banker but in their faces. | Video

Oct 11 2017

Kobe Steel crisis deepens as more data tampering revealed; shares tumble

TOKYO Japan's Kobe Steel Ltd plunged deeper into crisis on Wednesday as fresh revelations showed data fabrication at the steelmaker was more widespread than initially thought, heightening a safety scare along the global supply chain. | Video

Sep 06 2017

Foreigners dump Japan stocks as North Korea, yen take gloss off bright economic news

TOKYO Foreign investors are ditching Japanese stocks, as worries about a rising yen eclipse the brightest earnings season in years, an economy brimming with vigor and business confidence at its highest since before the global financial crisis.

Aug 03 2017

Japan's start-up stock market plunge could pressure small-caps

TOKYO Japan's stock market for start-up firms plunged to two-month lows this week as investors pulled money out of the risky and inflated market, raising concerns the broader stock market could also see some spillover.

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