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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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20 Jul 2017

India gives ONGC go-ahead to buy government stake in refiner HPCL: source

NEW DELHI India has approved explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) plan to buy its 51.1 percent stake in state-refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), a government source said on Wednesday, as New Delhi seeks to create a large integrated oil firm.

11 May 2017

India pitches to private companies for help in defence drive

NEW DELHI India presented a long-delayed plan to industry officials on Thursday for selecting private arms manufacturers to help build an indigenous defence industry, a government document seen by Reuters showed.

19 Jan 2017

RBI has pumped in 9.2 trillion rupees of new notes - source

NEW DELHI The Reserve Bank of India has injected 9.2 trillion rupees ($135.21 billion) worth of new currency notes into the banking system to help replace the notes banned in November, a parliamentary panel member quoted central bank governor Urjit Patel as saying on Wednesday.

04 Nov 2016

Panel finalises four rates for GST

NEW DELHI India moved a step closer on Thursday towards rolling out a Goods and Services Tax (GST) next April after a council of central and state finance ministry officials approved four main rate bands under the new sales tax.

24 Sep 2016

India signs deal for 36 French Rafale fighter jets to counter China, Pakistan squadrons

NEW DELHI India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday for around $8.7 billion, the country's first major acquisition of combat planes in two decades and a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to rebuild an ageing fleet. | Video

21 Sep 2016

India approves purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets

NEW DELHI India's cabinet cleared the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation on Wednesday, paving the way for signing a deal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betting on to modernise the air force, a government source told Reuters.

25 Apr 2016

Aramco studying offers for Indian oil refinery stakes, Dharmendra Pradhan says

NEW DELHISaudi Aramco is considering proposals to buy stakes in Indian oil refining and petrochemical projects, India's Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday, as the world's biggest oil exporter seeks outlets for its oil.

11 Mar 2016

MPs to seek smaller health warnings on cigarette packs - sources

NEW DELHI A panel of lawmakers will call for smaller health warnings on cigarette packs, saying the government's requirement of 85 percent of surface area is too harsh on the tobacco industry, sources who have seen the panel's draft report said.

10 Dec 2015

India clears Japan's bid for first bullet train ahead of Abe trip

NEW DELHI India's cabinet has cleared a $14.7 billion Japanese proposal to build its first bullet train line, an Indian government minister and official said on Thursday, one of India's biggest foreign investments in its infrastructure sector.

08 Dec 2015

India's Congress blocks parliament over government Gandhi 'vendetta'

NEW DELHI India's main opposition Congress party disrupted a parliament session and accused the government of pursuing a "vendetta" against the Gandhi family on Tuesday in a blow to hopes of passing a crucial tax reform.


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