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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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12 Jul 2018

Exclusive: India proposes easing local data storage rules for foreign payment firms - document

NEW DELHI India's finance ministry has proposed relaxing a directive from the country's central bank that would compel global payment firms to store customer data only locally, following weeks of intense lobbying by U.S. companies and trade bodies.

11 Jul 2018

EXCLUSIVE-India finmin proposes relaxing local data storage rules for payment firms

NEW DELHI, July 11 India's finance ministry has proposed relaxing a directive from the country's central bank to compel global payment firms to store customer data locally, a document seen by Reuters shows, following weeks of intense lobbying by U.S. companies and trade bodies.

11 Jul 2018

Vistara orders Boeing, Airbus jets worth $3.1 billion in growth plan

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE Indian airline Vistara has placed firm orders for six Boeing Co 787 jets and 13 Airbus SE A320neos valued at $3.1 billion at list prices, as it looks to add more domestic flights and launch international routes later this year.

25 Jun 2018

Jet Airways says to buy additional 75 Boeing 737 Max jets

NEW DELHI Jet Airways Ltd said on Monday it has agreed with Boeing Co to purchase 75 of its 737 MAX aircraft, as the Indian carrier expands to meet domestic passenger demand in the world's fastest-growing aviation market.

23 Jun 2018

Air India unveils revamp plan after privatisation setback

NEW DELHI State-run Air India will revamp its business and first class cabins on international flights to try to boost revenues by wooing more high-paying passengers, a top company official said on Friday, days after a plan to privatise the ailing airline was called off.

20 Jun 2018

Air India stake sale plan shelved, alternatives being worked on: government

NEW DELHI, India has shelved a plan to sell a 76 percent stake in state-owned carrier Air India due to lack of interest from bidders, a government official said on Wednesday, marking the latest setback in its ambitious efforts to rescue the ailing airline.

14 Jun 2018

India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home

(This story corrects paragragh 20 to show IndiGo also made a profit for the last 13 quarters consecutively)

11 Jun 2018

Modi's plan to get millions more Indians flying faces turbulence

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI The slow pace of fitting out regional airports risks delaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to launch more flights connecting smaller towns and cities and get millions more people using air travel.

01 Jun 2018

Air India sale draws a blank in blow to Modi's divestment target

NEW DELHI India's high-profile offer to sell a stake in Air India failed to attract a single bidder by the Thursday deadline, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target for offloading stakes in government-held firms.

31 May 2018

Air India sale exposes hurdles for Modi's divestment drive

NEW DELHI, May 31 The Indian government's offer to sell stakes in Air India has failed to draw a single bid so far, underlining the challenge it faces in fixing the debt-laden state carrier, as well as meeting a broader target of stake sales in government-held firms.

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