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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.

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15 Jun 2017

India antitrust watchdog imposes $13.6 mln fine on Hyundai Motor's local unit

NEW DELHI India's antitrust watchdog on Wednesday imposed a fine of 870 million rupees ($13.6 million) on South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co's local unit, accusing the company of anti-competitive behaviour.

09 Jun 2017

GM confident of India dealer settlement though half object to terms - sources

NEW DELHI General Motors Co is confident of reaching a settlement with dealers in India before halting sales in the country even though half say the compensation on offer is too low, people familiar with the matter said after the first round of talks.

05 Jun 2017

Jet Airways in talks to buy 75 aircraft - sources

CANCUN, Mexico/NEW DELHI Jet Airways Ltd, India's biggest full service carrier by market share, is in talks to buy 75 single aisle aircraft with an option to purchase another 75, two people familiar with the plan said on Monday.

05 Jun 2017

SoftBank's India solar ambitions may gain from Modi's EV push

NEW DELHI SoftBank Group is in talks with the Indian government to facilitate the use of renewable energy like solar to charge electric vehicles in the country, a senior executive at the Japanese group's local unit told Reuters.

24 May 2017

Analysis - India's electric vehicles push likely to benefit Chinese car makers

NEW DELHI India's ambitious plan to push electric vehicles at the expense of other technologies could benefit Chinese car makers seeking to enter the market, but is worrying established automakers in the country who have so far focused on making hybrid models.

22 May 2017

Indian automakers say proposed tax could make hybrids unviable

NEW DELHI Indian automakers will this week urge the government to lower a proposed sales tax on hybrid vehicles, as they fear the planned rate could make development of the technology unviable, industry sources and executives told Reuters on Monday.

09 May 2017

IndiGo to fly to smaller cities in strategy shift

MUMBAI Indian airline IndiGo said it plans to start flying smaller planes to second-tier towns and cities later this year, in a shift in strategy for the carrier that has prided itself on the simplicity of running only one type of jet.

07 May 2017

Exclusive - India's green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids

NEW DELHI India's most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, while capping sales of conventional cars, signalling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world's fastest growing auto markets.

03 May 2017

Mahindra pulls the plug on electric car sales in UK

LONDON/NEW DELHI Mahindra & Mahindra has stopped selling electric cars in the United Kingdom due to weak sales and is winding up sales operations there, according to a document seen by Reuters, in a new setback to the Indian automaker's global ambitions.

07 Apr 2017

Softbank-backed Ola ramps up electric vehicles push in India

NEW DELHI Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, backed by Japan's Softbank Group, is preparing for a large-scale rollout of electric vehicles by next year even as it runs trials on the viability of the business model, Chief Executive Bhavish Aggarwal said.

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