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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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13 Jun 2018

India open to listing Air India after failed divestment: government source

NEW DELHI India is open to listing ailing state carrier Air India, a government source said on Wednesday, after failing to attract buyers for a 76 percent stake in the company.

12 Jun 2018

Retail inflation accelerates to four-month high in May

NEW DELHI India's annual retail inflation accelerated to a four-month high in May, driven by higher fuel prices and a depreciating rupee, strengthening views that the central bank could raise interest rates again in August.

08 Jun 2018

Analysis: India rate hike upsets Modi's election year budget maths

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI The Indian central bank's first interest rate rise since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power could not have come at a worse time for a government grappling with spending constraints, voter discontent in the rural heartlands and rising oil prices.

15 May 2018

India's railway minister to temporarily take additional charge of finance ministry

NEW DELHI Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will temporarily take additional charge of the finance ministry until Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recovers after undergoing a kidney transplant, the country's president said in statement on Monday.

15 May 2018

India April retail inflation rate climbs for first time in four months

NEW DELHI India's annual retail and wholesale inflation accelerated in April, mainly due to higher fuel and food prices, and in response some economists changed their views to expect a more hawkish central bank at its next policy meeting next month.

12 May 2018

Polls suggest Modi's BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

NEW DELHI Exit polls in Karnataka on Saturday suggest Narendra Modi's BJP could emerge as the leading party, potentially boosting the prime minister's chances of winning a second term in general elections early next year.

11 May 2018

India's industrial growth slows to five-month low in March

NEW DELHI India's industrial output growth slowed to a five-month low of 4.4 percent in March, dragged down by smaller increases in mining, but the central bank is expected to hold interest rates in its next policy meeting amid growing inflation concerns.

11 May 2018

Walmart Go Back! Some Indian trader, farmer groups decry Flipkart deal

NEW DELHI A day after U.S. retail giant Walmart struck its largest deal with a big ticket investment in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, a right-wing Hindu group that fears small traders will suffer staged a protest in New Delhi calling for the deal to be scrapped.

04 May 2018

India considers surcharge on sugar to subsidise farmers

NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that five state ministers would consider ways to subsidise sugarcane growers suffering from weak prices, including possibly making consumers pay a surcharge in addition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

01 May 2018

India infrastructure output growth slows to three-year low in 2017/18

NEW DELHI India's infrastructure growth slowed to a three-year low of 4.2 percent in the fiscal year ending in March, indicating Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a tough challenge to boost investment ahead of general elections due early next year.

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