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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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16 Aug 2018

If rupee slump persists, it can hurt Modi

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The rupee's plunge to a record low has worried a wide cross-section of India's society: companies, importers, those going on vacation and students planning to study overseas. But if the weakness persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's job could become a lot harder just before big state and national elections.

16 Aug 2018

Exclusive: Japan, South Korea steel exports to India surge on tariffs, high-end demand

NEW DELHI India is being hit by a wave of steel from producers in Japan and South Korea, a government document showed, as mills there redirect supply after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped an import duty on the alloy earlier this year.

06 Aug 2018

India says storing copies of foreign payment firms' data a likely solution

NEW DELHI Foreign payment firms could keep copies of customer data in India while retaining offshore storage operations, the government said, as a way to resolve a row with MasterCard, Visa and American Express over the localisation of such information.

03 Aug 2018

Exclusive: DowDuPont 'defers' field trials to seek sale of GM corn seed in India

NEW DELHI DowDuPont Inc has told India it is putting off trials needed for approval to sell a genetically modified variety of corn, taking a cue from U.S. rival Monsanto that has also pulled a similar application due to intellectual property concerns.

03 Aug 2018

Jet Airways confident in prospects despite reports cash running out

NEW DELHI India's biggest full-service airline Jet Airways Ltd said on Friday it was confident that it would be able to cut costs and keep flying, despite reports that it had warned staff it was running out of cash.

31 Jul 2018

India seeks Japanese, Korean investment in high-grade auto steel - official

NEW DELHI India has requested Japanese and South Korean steel makers to step up their investments by building new plants in the south Asian country to produce high-grade automotive steel, a senior civil servant told Reuters.

30 Jul 2018

India to award first rail supply contract to local firms - sources

NEW DELHI India is set to award its first global rail supplies tender to local firms, shunning major foreign bids, as part of its efforts to develop domestic manufacturing, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

27 Jul 2018

State miner NMDC says has won race for Andhra Pradesh gold mine

NEW DELHI Indian state-owned miner NMDC is the highest bidder in a government e-auction for a gold mine in Andhra Pradesh, beating resources conglomerates Vedanta and Adani, NMDC Chairman Baijendra Kumar told Reuters.

14 Jul 2018

India's trade deficit widens to more than five-year high in June

NEW DELHI India's trade deficit widened to its highest in more than five years in June, the trade ministry said on Friday, driven largely by a surge in oil prices and a weaker rupee.

12 Jul 2018

Exclusive: With U.S. trade under a cloud, China opens to Indian pharma

NEW DELHI China is preparing to give swift regulatory approvals to India-manufactured drugs, the head of an Indian export promotion group said, as Beijing looks for new commercial partners ahead of what could be a protracted trade war with the United States.


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