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Rafael Nam

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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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.

07 Jun 2017

RBI seen holding rates steady, expected to sound less hawkish

MUMBAI India's central bank will likely strike a less hawkish tone while leaving interest rates unchanged at a policy meeting on Wednesday, according to analysts, as inflation is running well below forecasts, and the economy has slowed more than expected.

06 Jun 2017

India seen holding rates steady, RBI expected to sound less hawkish

MUMBAI India's central bank will likely strike a less hawkish tone while leaving interest rates unchanged at a policy meeting on Wednesday, according to analysts, as inflation is running well below forecasts, and the economy has slowed more than expected.

04 May 2017

Ordinary Indians rush into stocks, spurring a rally as well as risks

MUMBAI With red-and-white headphones draped around her neck, 22-year-old Indian IT security consultant Abdhija Sharma looks like she would be more at home discussing the latest music or Bollywood movies than compound returns on equity investments.

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