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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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14 Aug 2017

India's retail inflation picks up for first time in four months

NEW DELHI India's annual consumer price inflation picked up in July after easing for three straight months as a decline in food prices abated, but it remained well below the central bank's central target.

13 Aug 2017

Uttar Pradesh suspends hospital chief after deaths of 60 children

NEW DELHI The head of a hospital where dozens of children died in recent days has been suspended, as officials traded blame over cash shortfalls that led to supplies of medical oxygen being cut. | Video

13 Aug 2017

Northern Indian state suspends hospital chief after deaths of 60 children

NEW DELHI, Aug 13 India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has suspended the head of a hospital where at least 60 children died, while the federal health minister on Sunday vowed action against the culprits, as state and hospital officials traded blame over funding matters.

03 Aug 2017

RBI behind curve on rate cuts, say frustrated Indian officials

NEW DELHI Senior Indian government officials say the Reserve Bank of India should have cut interest rates more aggressively on Wednesday, signalling fresh tensions between New Delhi and the Mumbai-based central bank on how to revive economic growth and create jobs.

01 Aug 2017

Factory activity shrinks most in nine years on GST confusion

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU India's factory activity slumped to its lowest level in more than nine years in July, a private survey showed on Tuesday, dragged down by disruptions to business activity following the launch of a new national sales tax.

27 Jul 2017

Businesses blindsided by unclear GST rules

NEW DELHI India's nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) was meant to unify the $2 trillion economy and make it easier for companies to transact across state borders. Nearly a month on, many are finding that doing business is more complicated than ever.

11 Jul 2017

As GST kicks in, concerns about core inflation rise

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indians have started paying more for items ranging from movie tickets to cholesterol tests, thanks to the new goods and services tax, and that raises the prospect the central bank will grow more cautious about cutting interest rates deeply.

01 Jul 2017

India launches new economic era with sales tax reform

NEW DELHI India early on Saturday introduced its biggest tax reform in the 70 years since independence from British colonial rule.

29 Jun 2017

'Party's over' for millions, as India launches biggest-ever tax reform

NEW DELHI Rakesh Sachdeva sells auto parts in a busy market in central Delhi, just a few miles from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office. Yet despite having a flourishing business he does not pay any tax.

12 Jun 2017

Cooling food prices send India's retail inflation to lowest since 2012

NEW DELHI India's retail inflation eased to the lowest level in at least five years in May on cooling food prices, bolstering hopes for an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) later this year.

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