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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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20 Jun 2017

Modi to discuss H-1B visa issue with Trump next week - official

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take up the issue of visas for skilled workers when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump next week in Washington, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

20 Jun 2017

No excuse for firms not to be ready for GST - Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI Indian small business has been given enough time to prepare for the July 1 rollout of a new national Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday, ruling out any further slippage in the timeline.

29 May 2017

Higher women's share in labour force to lift India growth rate: World Bank

NEW DELHI India's economy could achieve double-digit growth if New Delhi pushes reforms to increase women's participation in the country's workforce, a World Bank report said on Monday.

24 May 2017

India scraps foreign investment board in push for more FDI

NEW DELHI India on Wednesday scrapped a ministerial panel responsible for coordinating foreign investments, part of efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost funding of local industries from overseas.

23 May 2017

India offers tax concessions to Apple to expand production - official

NEW DELHI India has offered to allow Apple Inc to import mobile handset components intended for use in local manufacturing tax free, a top government official said on Tuesday.

20 May 2017

India's new GST leaves service providers worried

NEW DELHI India on Friday unveiled four rate bands under a new sales tax for services such as telecoms, insurance and restaurants, a move experts said could complicate compliance and leave businesses at the mercy of an intrusive tax bureaucracy.

18 May 2017

India finalizes tax rates for goods and services

NEW DELHI India on Thursday finalised tax rates that will apply to different goods and services under a new sales tax which New Delhi aims to roll out from July 1.

12 May 2017

Retail inflation eases to 2.99 percent in April

NEW DELHI India's consumer inflation eased in April to its lowest in at least five years, reviving a debate on whether the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should revisit policy easing even as most analysts expect it to hold rates for the time being.

12 May 2017

India's April retail inflation seen easing to three-month low

NEW DELHI India's consumer inflation is expected to have eased to a three-month low in April, helped by smaller rises in food prices, but with a summer rebound in prospect the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to keep interest rates on hold.

29 Apr 2017

Earnings misses, rising debts: Indian Railways turnaround hits buffers

GHAZIABAD, India India's mammoth state railways, much of them stuck in colonial times, have missed earnings targets for the third straight year and debts have shot up, documents seen by Reuters show, raising doubts about an ambitious modernisation drive. | Video

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