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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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24 May 2018

SEBI eases foreign investors' access to international finance hub

MUMBAI The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) eased rules for foreign investors to trade in securities at a new international finance centre, stepping up competition with markets such as Singapore and Dubai that are seen as more investment-friendly.

22 May 2018

Top executives at fraud-hit PNB misled RBI, CBI alleges

MUMBAI Senior executives at Punjab National Bank misled the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in late 2016 over the lender's handling of the financial messaging system and credit guarantees that were at the centre of a more than $2 billion fraud, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleged in a charge sheet filed in court.

16 May 2018

CBI charges jeweller Choksi, others in PNB fraud case

MUMBAI The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed charges against five further people including jeweller Mehul Choksi as part of a probe into an alleged $2 billion fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), two sources said.

08 May 2018

Latest bid for Fortis 'more risky', says Manipal CEO

MUMBAI India's privately held Manipal Hospitals had to take a "more risky" approach in its latest bid for domestic rival Fortis Healthcare to see off rival suitors, Manipal's Chief Executive Ranjan Pai told Reuters.

07 May 2018

Manipal CEO: had to take "more risky" approach in bid for India's Fortis

MUMBAI, May 7 India's privately-held Manipal Hospitals had to take a "more risky" approach to buy domestic rival Fortis Healthcare Ltd, Manipal's Chief Executive Ranjan Pai told Reuters, because he did not want to lose out to other suitors.

04 May 2018

India's cryptocurrency investors bet trading will survive bank ban

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI A month after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) barred regulated lenders from facilitating cryptocurrency transactions, trading volumes have surged dramatically alongside a sharp rally in prices.

24 Apr 2018

Clouds over hospital chain Fortis keep suitors from making higher bids

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Fortis Healthcare Ltd has received as many as five offers for control of its private hospital business, but suitors have so far held back from making bold bids for the group as it faces rising debt and a regulatory probe.

20 Apr 2018

India monetary panel minutes signal shift to hawkish stance

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could take a more hawkish tone starting as early as June despite easing inflation, minutes of the monetary policy committee's (MPC) meeting that took place this month showed.

07 Apr 2018

India, Pakistan central banks clamp down on crypto-currencies

MUMBAI India's central bank barred banks on Friday from having any links to virtual currency dealers, slashing the prices of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies on local exchanges.

06 Apr 2018

Cryptocurrencies hit hard on Indian exchanges after RBI clampdown

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India moved to bar banks and other entities that it regulates from having any linkages to virtual currency dealers, leading to a plunge in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on local exchanges on Friday.


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