Rajendra Jadhav

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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06 Dec 2017

India's November gold imports nearly halve on higher prices: GFMS

MUMBAI India's gold imports in November nearly halved from a year ago as a rise in the price of the yellow metal curbed retail buying for weddings, industry officials and analysts said on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2017

India's rapeseed output to drop 10 pct as farmers trim plantings -trade body

MUMBAI, Dec 5 India's rapeseed and mustard output is set to drop by at least 10 percent for the 2017/18 crop year as scanty rains and high temperatures prompted farmers to switch to other crops despite a recent hike in the import duty on edible oils, trade officials said.

01 Dec 2017

Asia gold demand steady as buyers await bigger dips, riskier investments beckon

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Physical gold demand was steady this week in most Asian centers as buyers hoped for further price dips amid growing appetite for riskier investments, while a slide in local rates failed to restore bullion's allure in India.

01 Dec 2017

Onion prices rally in Asia as India restricts exports

MUMBAI/DHAKA Asian countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia are struggling to secure supplies of onions after the world's biggest exporter India restricted overseas sales amid limited availability in the global market.

29 Nov 2017

India's wheat, pulses output seen rising, to curb imports

MUMBAI India's production of wheat and pulses is expected to jump in 2018 as a hike in the government's assured purchase prices and ample rainfall have prompted farmers to plant more of the winter crops, industry officials told Reuters.

24 Nov 2017

Asia gold demand sluggish as high prices deter buyers

MUMBAI/BENGALURU The buying of physical gold remained muted across major Asian centres this week as higher prices dented demand, though seasonal demand could boost activity in top consumer China next month.

23 Nov 2017

India cotton exports to drop as pink bollworms eat crop

WARDHA, India India is likely to export nearly one-fifth less cotton than previously estimated as pink bollworms are set to eat into the south Asian country's output which was expected to hit a record, industry officials told Reuters on Thursday.

23 Nov 2017

Canada's peas acreage set to fall as top buyer India imposes tariff

WINNIPEG/MUMBAI, Nov 23 India's decision to impose a steep tariff on pea imports could jeopardize $1 billion worth of pulse trading with Canada, which may cause farmers there to trim their pea acreage by nearly one-third.

20 Nov 2017

India's biggest tax hike in a decade may cut palm oil imports

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE India's palm oil imports are likely to drop until the end of the year after the world's largest edible oils buyer raised import taxes to the highest in more than a decade, importers and dealers said.

18 Nov 2017

India raises import tax on edible oils to highest in a decade

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India has raised import tax on edible oil to the highest level in more than a decade, the government said in an order, as the world's biggest importer of edible oils tries to support its farmers.


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