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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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Exclusive: Lapses at many levels of bank led to India's huge PNB fraud, internal report shows

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI A $2 billion fraud at India's Punjab National Bank (PNB) may have been orchestrated by a few rogue employees, but it escaped detection because of widespread risk-control and monitoring lapses in many areas of the bank, the bank's own internal probe has found.

08 Jun 2018

Exclusive: Philip Morris plans to target Indian smokers with iQOS device - sources

NEW DELHI Philip Morris International Inc is planning to launch its iQOS smoking device in India, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the tobacco giant seeks a foothold in a country with the world's second-biggest smoker population.

01 Jun 2018

Delhi's proposal to cap drug costs worries Indian hospitals industry

NEW DELHI Indian authorities have proposed capping medical costs at private hospitals in the capital to help millions of people, but the plan would deal a blow to the multi-billion-dollar healthcare sector already grappling with price control policies.

01 Jun 2018

CBI seeks to question AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes: source

NEW DELHI The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned AirAsia Group chief Tony Fernandes to question him over allegations his airline broke rules while obtaining a flying licence in the country, a police source told Reuters on Friday.

30 May 2018

Insight: Pakistan diluted proposed tobacco health warnings after Philip Morris, BAT lobbying

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan's government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what officials say was part of an industry-wide campaign that successfully persuaded Islamabad to water down a proposal designed to save lives.

30 May 2018

Exclusive: India resists lobbying by U.S. payment firms to ease local data storage rules

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG India's central bank is standing firm on a directive to compel global payment firms to store customer data in India, resisting calls from U.S. companies to dilute an order they say would cost them millions of dollars, people familiar with the matter said.

29 May 2018

Exclusive: India resists lobbying by U.S. payment firms to ease local data storage rules

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG India's central bank is standing firm on a directive to compel global payment firms to store customer data in India, resisting calls from U.S. companies to dilute an order they say would cost them millions of dollars, people familiar with the matter said.

22 May 2018

CCI clears Bayer's deal for Monsanto

NEW DELHI The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of U.S. seed major Monsanto Co by Bayer AG, in a decision that moves the $62.5 billion deal a step closer to the finish line.

21 May 2018

Pubs in Delhi ordered to stop playing recorded music

NEW DELHI On any night at pubs and restaurant-bars in Delhi, a mostly cool and hip crowd sip their favourite cocktails and shake a leg to blaring music.

20 May 2018

Modi faces revived opposition after setback in Karnataka

NEW DELHI Indian opposition parties have joined forces to snatch power from the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka, laying the stage for other such alliances in a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election bid next year.

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