Ms. Booth is The Economist's Tokyo bureau chief, writing on Japanese politics, business, and economy. She previously covered European business for the newspaper, based in Paris. Before that she was media editor based in London. She joined The Economist in 2001 as a writer on finance, having previously worked for the Wall Street Journal.
Before pursuing a career in journalism, Ms. Booth worked in equity research at Salomon Brothers in Hong Kong, specializing in banking. Prior to that, she was a trainee chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand in London.
She studied English literature at Oxford University.