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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

02 Oct 2017

RBI seen keeping rates on hold as inflation concerns revive

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected its policy rate unchanged at a policy meeting this week despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth, after inflation surged to a five-month high, threatening the central bank's target.

01 Oct 2017

Indian markets lose sheen on economic travails, but investors keep faith

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Rising concerns about India's economy and the government's fiscal discipline have sparked strong selling by foreign investors in Indian equities and sent the rupee tumbling, removing some, but not all, of the sheen from a hot emerging market play.

28 Sep 2017

Reuters Summit: NSE aims for listing in second half of 2018

MUMBAI The new chief executive of India's National Stock Exchange (NSE) told Reuters he does not expect the bourse's eagerly awaited listing to take place until the second half of 2018.

16 Aug 2017

MPC members warn inflation could accelerate: RBI minutes

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee (MPC) members said easing consumer inflation had supported the need for a rate cut at its August meeting, but warned prices could start accelerating, minutes showed on Wednesday.

02 Aug 2017

RBI seen cutting rates to over 6-1/2 year low, faces pressure to do more

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India will likely cut its main policy rate on Wednesday by a quarter percentage point to a more than 6-1/2 year low after inflation slumped. The question is whether the cautious central bank will signal readiness to ease more.

28 Jul 2017

Once 'fragile' India gets thumbs up even as rates set to fall

MUMBAI When Fed taper fears jolted emerging markets in 2013, India was one of the worst hit and was forced to raise interest rates to underpin its tumbling markets.

17 Jul 2017

Religare says it suffers cyber attack

MUMBAI Several units of India's Religare financial services group suffered a cyber attack, but its systems, operations and sensitive client information were secure and unaffected, it said on Monday.

11 Jul 2017

NSE operates normally, but questions linger over systems glitch

MUMBAI The National Stock Exchange (NSE) operated normally on Tuesday, a day after a technical glitch caused a five-hour disruption in trading, but rattled traders demanded that the country's biggest exchange quickly take measures to prevent a recurrence.

30 Jun 2017

India regulator SEBI toughens rules for credit rating agencies

MUMBAI India's market regulator on Friday set tougher rules for the country's ratings agencies, including mandating them to more closely monitor whether issuers are meeting their debt obligations and increasing disclosure requirements.

19 Jun 2017

Pune moves to revive municipal market with bond sale

MUMBAI Pune sold $31 million in 10-year bonds on Monday, as cities in Asia's third-largest economy look to tap investors for the first time in a decade to finance infrastructure projects.


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