Our Reporters

MNI's full-time journalists are located across Europe, America and Asia include former fixed-income and currency traders and strategists. All of our reporters are financial market experts with deep knowledge and well-informed industry contacts.

Jean Yung is in the MNI Policy Team covering the Federal Reserve and the US economy. She joined the Washington office in 2016 to cover economic indicators before moving to the Fed beat. Prior to joining MNI, Jean covered Chinese currency market for Dow Jones Newswires and the WSJ in Shanghai. She worked as an editor/reporter at a legal affairs newspaper in California. She holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a masters degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.

Tim Cooper is part of the MNI Markets Team in London. Tim joined MNI in 2018 as a senior analyst having spent over a decade at BMI Research - the macroeconomic, country risk and financial markets research arm of the Fitch Group. At BMI, he served as chief economist, coordinating and developing the company’s global macroeconomic, exchange rate, and monetary policy forecasts. Tim also previously held roles at a globalisation think tank, in the UK Parliament, and for a prominent investment consultant in the US. Tim holds a BA from Yale University and an MSc from the London School of Economics, and is a CFA charterholder.

Hiroshi Inoue joined MNI in 2008 and is in MNI's Policy team covering the Bank of Japan and the Japanese economy. He began his journalistic career on the bond market team at Reuters’s Tokyo bureau in October 1987, the day following what became known as Black Monday. Mr. Inoue moved to Knight-Ridder Financial News in 1990 to continue covering financial markets and economic data and became a seasoned BOJ watcher. He continued his insightful reporting at KRFN’s successor BridgeNews till 2001. He continued to write about the BOJ’s monetary policy for Dow-Jones Newswires in Tokyo until just before he moved to MNI. 
 
 
Iris Ouyang is part of MNI's Policy Team having joined the Beijing office as an analyst in March 2017. Iris' key focus is on the Chinese property market, trade as well as fixed income debt. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism after getting her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining MNI, Iris reported in Chicago area and Washington D.C. on various topics such as tech, finance and policy.
 
 

Les Commons is MNI's senior editor in London and is responsible for the focused analytical reporting that is needed by our core client base. Les holds a BSc in Politics and Economics. Les joined MNI in 2001 as a fixed income correspondent and has since covered financial markets, monetary policy, data and politics. 

 

 

Flora Guo is part of MNI's Data Team and heads up coverage & analysis of Chinese and Japanese Macroeconomic data in Beijing. She joined MNI in March 2007 and has been responsible for the China survey and Asian data products. Prior to her work at MNI, Flora translated a great number of economic articles. She holds a BA degree in English from the Beijing University of Technology and has been undertaking post-graduate studies in economics.

Darren Walker is in the MNI Markets Team based in London. Darren joined MNI in June 2011 having previously held senior positions in London for both Tullett & Tokyo and MW Marshalls as an FX Money Broker. During his broking career Darren built up a solid network of traders/analysts on both the buy and sell side that he interacts with on a daily basis. Darren provides FX market commentary, technical analysis and also contributes to MNI's Interactive Edge product.

 

Jaspreet Sehmi is part of the Data Team, covering Germany and the Eurozone. Jaspreet joined as a senior economist and is also an editor. Prior to joining MNI in June 2018, Jaspreet spent over a decade working as an economist in various capacities, holding roles at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, Stone & McCarthy Research Associates, Adrian Lee & Partners and Dun & Bradstreet. She has extensive experience in forecasting, analysing and advising on global macroeconomic and political developments. Jaspreet holds a BA in Economics from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Economics from University College London.

William Sokolis
William Sokolis is in MNI's Markets Team. Bill is a senior analyst and contributes from the CME/CBoT trading floor in Chicago. His main focus is on Eurodollar, Treasury futures and options, Interest Rate Swaps, OTC Swaptions as they relate to Federal Reserve monetary policy. Bill also helps host MNI's Edge chat on Bloomberg. He was an equity options trader for Susquehanna Investment Group before becoming a sole proprietor/trader for a number of years before joining MNI in late 2004.
 
 
Marissa Wang is part of the MNI Policy Team covering the People's Bank of China and the Chinese economy. Prior to joining MNI in December 2016, Marissa worked for The Australian as a news assistant for three years after being graduated as a news assistant after being graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University. She is a native of Shandong Province, China.
 
 
 
John Webb is in MNI's Markets Team based in London. John joined MNI as a senior analyst in January 2000, providing market intellignece through his sources on MNI's key Markets products. John has been involved in the FX markets since 1973 when he joined money broker Harlow, Meyer. John was also an FX money broker having worked in London, NY, Toronto and Johannesburg until 1996. John has also previously worked at IFR Thompson in their FX analysis team.
 
 
Shaily Mittal is a member of MNI’s Data Team based in London. Shaily joined MNI in September 2013, and as a Senior Economist she is responsible for the MNI Chicago Report and also covers the UK economy.  Shaily has previously worked as an Economics Analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, part of the Economist group in London. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Business Economics from University of Delhi, India where she secured the prestigious university gold medal for academic excellence.
 
Irene Prihoda works as an analyst within the Data Team and joined MNI in March 2019 in the London office where she is focusing on UK and eurozone data coverage. Irene started her career as a consultant at Ernst and Young in the area of fraud investigation and focused on compliance and anti-fraud projects. She holds a BSc in Economics and Socioeconomics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a MSc in Economics from Lund University.
 
David Robinson works within the MNI Policy Team in London covering the Bank of England and UK economy and the Skandi central banks. He has been at MNI since the summer 2001 and is a newswire veteran. Previously he was senior UK political and economics reporter at Bridge News from 1995 through to 2000. Prior to joining Bridge News David was a UK political reporter for Knight Ridder Financial and has held a parliamentary lobby pass for more than a decade. Prior to this he spent many years in the financial trade press working for Dutch publishing group VNU on accounting and investment titles. He has a BA in Philosophy and has been undertaking post-graduate studies in Economics.
 
Kevin Kastner runs the MNI Data Team operations on the U.S. and Canadian economies out of Washington DC, and is also a member of the MNI editing team. Kevin manages MNI's extensive US economic data program and is the chief US editor for policy issues. He is responsible for the design, presentation and arrangement of many different types of data and the tactics of delivery, prioritizing and highlighting key elements in line with customer needs. Kevin has been with MNI since 1995 and has been head of the MNI US data product since 1999. He holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of Maryland.
 
William Bi is MNI's Beijing-based China editor. He joined MNI in June 2016 as a senior reporter, concentrating on commodities, trade and foreign affairs. William is also MNI’s chief representative with Chinese government regulators.  Before joining MNI, William worked as the agricultural commodities reporter for eight years at Bloomberg’s Beijing office. Born in Shandong Province, China, William is a Canadian citizen from Calgary, Alberta.
 
 
Jason Webb is MNI’s Deputy-Editor In-Chief, in charge of our team of monetary policy reporters around the world. He joined MNI in 2018 from S&P Global Market Intelligence, where he had set up and run coverage of monetary policy, macroeconomics and politics, and edited their news platform’s front page. Jason is also a veteran of Bloomberg, and has served as a Reuters bureau chief for Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, and for Spain. 
 
 
Edward Hardy is part of the Markets Team having joined MNI in December 2017 as a foreign exchange analyst. Edward focuses on macroeconomics, spot FX and currency hedging markets. After graduating with a BSc in Economics in 2011, Edward worked in financial market analysis for a number of different firms in London. Most recently, Edward was an Economist with a leading foreign exchange brokerage and helped guide and advise corporate clients on transactional FX strategy against an uncertain and volatile macroeconomic backdrop. Edward contributes to MNI's Edge, Bullets and FX analysis services.
 
Krzysztof Kruk works in the MNI Markets Team based in London, covering the Asia-Pacific hours with a focus on Fixed Income and FX. In 2018 he graduated from the University of Oxford (Christ Church) with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. After completing internships at Reuters and the European Parliament, he joined MNI as a junior analyst. 
 
 
Tim Davis is a Senior Analyst covering both FX and rates within the Markets Team, having joined MNI in 2018. Tim spent a decade working at top tier investment banks and independent economics consultancies. Prior to joining MNI, he was Chief Investment Strategist at Fathom Consulting. He has also worked as a Macro Strategist at TD Securities and as an FX Strategist at both Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Tim holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Surrey and has completed an MSc in Financial Economics at Birkbeck, University of London. 
 
David Thomas is part of the Policy Team at MNI covering the European Central Bank and the Eurozone from his Brussels base. David formerly worked for Deutsche Boerse in a communications role and was also head of communications for WFE - the global exchange industry association. David was also Brussels bureau chief for Knight-Ridder Financial and later for BridgeNews, covering the run up to and launch of the single currency in 1999 and the euro’s challenging early years. David has a strong network of contacts across the EU institutions and the Eurosystem.
 
Lachlan Colquhoun is a member of the MNI Policy and Data Teams based in Sydney covering the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian macroeconomy. Prior to joining MNI in 2018 he enjoyed a much travelled career spanning four decades working for some of the world's best known titles and in radio for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, the Scotsman, the Cape Argus and the London Evening Standard. In addition to newspapers and magazines in Australia.
 
Wanxia Lin is an analyst in Data Team having joined MNI in October 2018 in the Beijing office, focusing on China and Japanese macroeconomic data. Prior to joining MNI, she worked as a business reporter in Hong Kong to cover the Greater China region, after graduating from the journalism school at The University of Hong Kong. She is a native of Cantonese.
 
Luke Heighton is in the MNI Policy Team covering the European Central Bank and the Eurozone economy, and the Swiss National Bank, from his Frankfurt base. He joined MNI in 2018 from The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, where he was Investigations Correspondent. He previously worked at The Sun as a news and politics reporter after training with the Press Association. He has a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Liverpool. Between 2003 and 2005 he worked for Counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in London and Derry/Londonderry. 
 
Anthony Barton is in the Markets Team having joined MNI in February 2018. Anthony contributes to the Fixed Income & FX Bullet Points services during the Asia-Pacific time zone from London. Anthony started his career as a derivatives trader, trading futures in the proprietary trading space, with a focus on Short Term Interest Rates across the European, US and Asian time-zones. He then moved to the "squawk" industry, where he provided both vocal and written commentary on macroeconomic matters and the major asset classes. Anthony is a graduate from the Cass Business School with a BSc (Hons) in Investment & Financial Risk Management and also has FCA level 4 accreditation.
 
Harrison Clarke works within the Data Team and started at MNI as a US Economic Data Reporter in 2018. He graduated the same year from American University with a degree in economics. Throughout his undergraduate career, he conducted statistical research for businesses, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of topics, including human capital development, and the economic determinants of child welfare in the United States.

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