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Neha Dasgupta

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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19 Oct 2017

India's tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

NEW DELHI India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between the world's two most populous nations over their shared border.

09 Oct 2017

Cairn Oil and Gas to invest $4.6 billion in new exploration

NEW DELHI Cairn Oil and Gas, part of Vedanta Ltd, will invest 300 billion rupees ($4.6 billion) in exploration projects off India's east coast and in the onshore fields of Barmer in the west, its acting CEO said.

28 Sep 2017

India says GE diesel locomotive factory on track, but to pursue electrification

NEW DELHI General Electric's plan to build a diesel locomotive factory in eastern India is proceeding as planned, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday, aiming to allay the U.S. firm's concerns that India was unilaterally making changes to the contract.

26 Sep 2017

ArcelorMittal's focus on other assets may hit $1 billion Indian JV

NEW DELHI ArcelorMittal's interest in buying debt-ridden Indian steel companies could derail its planned $1 billion joint venture with Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), a steel ministry report showed.

23 Sep 2017

Steel ministry criticises SAIL as shortage hits railway upgrade

NEW DELHI The Indian government has criticised state-run Steel Authority of India (SAIL) for its failure to supply rails to Indian Railways, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

07 Sep 2017

India needs to find allies to tap cheap funds for clean coal: trade body

NEW DELHI India needs to partner with other countries to tap cheaper funds for cleaner coal technologies as the South Asian nation is expected to use the fuel to produce over half of its power in the next two decades, the World Coal Association chief said on Thursday.

30 Aug 2017

RBI recovers almost all banned currency notes: report

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indians returned almost all of the estimated 15.4 trillion rupees ($242 billion) in high-currency bills removed from circulation in a shock move late last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its annual report out on Wednesday.

17 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules

NEW DELHI India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China's advance into sensitive sectors.

04 Aug 2017

Indian Oil plans $2.4 billion expansion of Gujarat refinery

NEW DELHI India's top refiner Indian Oil Corp will spend $2.4 billion to increase capacity at its refinery in western India by about a third over the next few years to meet rising local demand for fuel.

04 Aug 2017

HPCL aims to buy U.S. oil in next few months

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU Hindustan Petroleum Corp plans to buy low-sulphur oil from the United States in the next few months for its 166,000 barrel per day (bpd) Vizag refinery in southern India, company executives said on Friday.

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