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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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18 Jan 2018

India to cut tax rates on some goods, services from January 25

NEW DELHI India will cut rates on some products and services under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST), the finance minister said on Thursday, in a bid to encourage greater compliance as revenues have dipped since the landmark reform was announced in July.

18 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Japan in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals

NEW DELHI/TOKYO Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy - a push to 'Make in India'.

15 Jan 2018

India's trade deficit widens to over three-year high in December

NEW DELHI India's December trade deficit widened to its highest in more than three years as higher import bills for gold and crude oil weighed on rising exports, government data showed on Monday.

06 Jan 2018

Solar modules stuck at Indian ports due to import duty dispute

NEW DELHI Solar modules worth more than $150 million are stuck at various Indian ports due to a dispute over their classification and the import tax applicable to them, sources said, which could delay Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clean energy goals.

22 Dec 2017

Japan's Sumitomo, Jindal Steel among 8 bidders for India rails tender: source

NEW DELHI Japanese trader Sumitomo Corp and India's Jindal Steel and Power Ltd are among eight bidders competing for Indian Railways' first global tender to supply 487,000 tonnes of rails, a government official told Reuters.

07 Dec 2017

SAIL's mining plans in lush forest may be nixed - sources

NEW DELHI India's environmental authorities are likely to cancel a plan by a state steel company to dig for more iron ore from a massive reserve located in a lush green forest roamed by elephants, sources said, as the government aims to halt mining in the area.

07 Dec 2017

ArcelorMittal's $1 billion India joint venture to get green light next week - sources

NEW DELHI State-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is set to approve a long-proposed $1 billion joint venture with ArcelorMittal at its board meeting next week, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

27 Nov 2017

Indian steel firms can meet railways' needs: government panel

NEW DELHI Indian steel companies can meet the needs of the country's railways and local rail market entrants such as Jindal Steel and Power Ltd should be given a chance, a government panel said in a document seen by Reuters.

24 Nov 2017

Jindal Steel could win a slice of rail tender: sources

NEW DELHI A clause in India's global tender for steel rails, part of a $130 billion overhaul of its railways, could help Jindal Steel and Power Ltd win up to 20 percent of the work, sources said.

16 Nov 2017

India considering cut in iron ore export tax: sources

NEW DELHI India is considering scrapping or reducing a 30 percent export tax on medium-grade iron ore after building up a stubbornly high surplus of the commodity, according to a document seen by Reuters.

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