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MNI Correspondents

Our team of experienced journalists is based across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Jean Yung

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.

Greg Quinn

Greg Quinn covers Canada's economy and the Bank of Canada for MNI in Ottawa. He has reported on Canada for two decades, from the dollar's record highs and lows to interviewing Bank of Canada Governors and Finance Ministers. Greg has a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in Economics, and one in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. Earlier he worked at Bloomberg News in Washington, Toronto and Ottawa.

Evan Ryser

Evan Ryser is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the Federal Reserve and the US economy. Evan joined MNI in 2019 from The Asahi Shimbun covering economic policy in Washington and before that worked on Capitol Hill for three years for a US senator. Evan holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Marissa Wang

Marissa Wang

Marissa Wang is a news assistant and 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 graduating from Beijing Language and Culture University. She is a native of Shandong Province, China.

Luke Heighton

Luke Heighton is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the European Central Bank and the Eurozone economy, and the Swiss National Bank, from Frankfurt. He joined MNI in 2018 from The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, where he was Investigations Correspondent, having previously worked for Counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. He has a PhD and an MA from the University of London, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Liverpool.

Wanxia Lin

Wanxia Lin is a news assistant in the Policy and Data Team having joined MNI in October 2018. Wanxia is based in the Beijing office and focuses 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.

Les Commons

Les Commons is MNI's senior editor and is also part of the Data Team in London. He joined MNI in 2001 as a fixed income correspondent and has since covered financial markets, monetary policy, data and politics. Les holds a BSc in Politics and Economics.

Flora Guo

Flora Guo is a researcher in MNI's Data Team and is involved in the 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. She holds a BA degree in English from the Beijing University of Technology and has been undertaking post-graduate studies in economics.

Jason Webb

Jason is MNI's Deputy Editor-in-Chief, in charge of the 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.

David Robinson

David 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.

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Pedro is a Senior Reporter at MNI Market News, where he covers Federal Reserve policy and the economy. He has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2001, at Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider. Pedro was a fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2014 to 2016. In 2010, da Costa co-authored "Cozy Ties at Club Fed," a report that prompted the central bank to adopt a more transparent communications policy that includes holding regular press conferences. His reporting on the failure of some academic economists to disclose financial industry ties resulted in the American Economic Association's adoption of a new code of conduct. Both articles received journalism awards.

Hiroshi Inoue

Hiroshi 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.

David Thomas

David 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.

Santi Pinol

Santi is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the Bank of Italy and the Bank of Spain, and the Italian economy, from Rome. Prior to joining MNI in 2020, he covered the developments of Central America from Havana (Cuba) and was a business reporter in Spain. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Universtat Ramon Llull in Barcelona and also an Economics degree from the University of Barcelona.

Lewis Porylo

Lewis Porylo is a journalist based in Beijing having joined MNI in 2022. As part of the policy team, Lewis covers the Greater China region including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Lewis has lived in Beijing for over 10 years, and prior to joining MNI worked for Airbus China in the business development team. Lewis holds a BA in Economics from Manchester University.

Daniel O'Leary

Daniel covers the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and leads the Asia-Pacific team. He has over 15 years of experience in business and financial reporting in Australia, the U.S., Asia and Europe and began his career in journalism on Europe’s securitisation markets at the height of the global financial crisis, writing for Euromoney. He has studied economics at the University of Sydney and communications at the University of Canberra.

Larissa Garcia

Larissa is MNI's Latin American central banking correspondent, focusing on Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) and Banco de Mexico (Banxico). She formerly worked at the financial newspaper Valor Econômico and spent five years as a staffer at Brazil's monetary authority. Larissa also was a reporter at Folha de São Paulo and Correio Braziliense. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Centro Universitário Euroamericano (Unieuro).