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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 Jul 2018

Infosys retains revenue forecast as seeks recovery

MUMBAI/BENGALURU India's second-biggest IT firm Infosys Ltd retained its revenue outlook for the fiscal year to March, with its chief executive upbeat about demand for the company's services in the key markets of United States and Europe.

10 Jul 2018

TCS posts record profit, expects strong growth in financial services to continue

MUMBAI India's biggest software services firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), expects growth in its banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) unit to remain strong in the next one to two years as it posted a record net profit, helped by a rebound in the key division.

10 Jul 2018

Samsung opens world's largest phone factory in India

MUMBAI Samsung Electronics has formally opened a new factory in India, which the South Korean tech group says is the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant, part of its plans to expand production in the world's fastest growing major mobile phone market. | Video

05 Jul 2018

Reliance launches fiber broadband, after disrupting India's telecoms market

MUMBAI Reliance Industries, which has upended India's telecoms sector with its cheap mobile data plans, launched its fiber broadband system on Thursday in a push to make deeper inroads into the country's wireless and fixed-line internet industry.

04 Jul 2018

WhatsApp in India says partnership with government, society needed to combat misinformation

MUMBAI Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service has responded to a call from India's technology ministry to curb the spread of false information on its platform, saying such a task required a partnership between the pair as well as with society in general.

03 Jul 2018

Maharashtra softens plastic ban after industry lobbying

MUMBAI Maharashtra has eased a ban against single-use plastic, just over a week after it was imposed, following what sources said was intense lobbying by multinational companies and plastic industry bodies for softer rules and extensions.

02 Jul 2018

Few Indian shopkeepers turn up for protests against Walmart's Flipkart deal

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian shopkeepers and traders affiliated to a local lobby group held scattered sit-in protests across the country on Monday against Walmart Inc's proposed $16 billion acquisition of e-commerce firm Flipkart. | Video

29 Jun 2018

Amazon, H&M and other multinationals pressing to soften Indian state's plastic ban

MUMBAI Multinational companies like Amazon Inc and H&M are lobbying to soften a ban against single-use plastic imposed by an Indian state last week, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

25 Jun 2018

When a text can trigger a lynching: WhatsApp struggles with incendiary messages in India

MUMBAI A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India's central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob of 50-60 villagers into savagely beating up two innocent men last week on suspicion that they were going to murder people and sell their body parts.

07 Jun 2018

Reliance sees consumer business powering profits over next decade

MUMBAI Reliance Industries Ltd aims to make its consumer businesses as big as its core energy operations, chairman Mukesh Ambani said in its annual report, as he seeks to reshape the industrial powerhouse.

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