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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

10 Aug 2018

Free-trade pacts hamper India's efforts to curb China textile imports

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI China is exporting textiles to India through Bangladesh to get around a tax increase on imports, undermining New Delhi's efforts to support local manufacturers, industry sources said.

08 Aug 2018

Tamil leader M. Karunanidhi, crusader for social justice, dies

M. Karunanidhi, five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu and one of the dominant figures in the politics of southern India for half a century, died on Tuesday at the age of 94.

07 Aug 2018

India doubles import tax on textile products, may hit China

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India doubled the import tax on more than 300 textile products to 20 percent on Tuesday as the world's biggest producer of cotton tries to curb rising imports from China.

03 Aug 2018

Goa to push central government to restart mining

NEW DELHI Goa on Friday passed a resolution asking the state's chief minister to push the central government to amend laws to restart mining across the state, a state lawmaker said, months after the country's top court quashed mining permits.

03 Aug 2018

India's 2018 monsoon likely to be below average after poor start to season

NEW DELHI India's monsoon rains, a crucial element for the country's farm output, are likely to be below average in 2018, after the country experienced tepid rainfall during the first half of the season.

01 Aug 2018

Exclusive: Nissan close to settling dispute with India over unpaid incentives

NEW DELHI Nissan Motor Co and authorities in Tamil Nadu are close to settling a dispute over which the Japanese carmaker initiated international arbitration seeking more than $729 million in unpaid dues and damages, sources told Reuters.

27 Jul 2018

India's 2017-18 thermal coal imports up eight percent: govt data

NEW DELHI India's thermal coal imports rose by 8 percent and coking coal imports by about 13 percent for the year to March 31, government data showed.

26 Jul 2018

Vedanta's smelter closure has hurt companies, put people out of jobs - executive

NEW DELHI India's decision to shut down Vedanta Resources' biggest copper smelter over environment concerns has hit 350 companies that buy its products and led to over 3,000 layoffs, a top company executive said.

24 Jul 2018

Adani sees six-fold rise in coal mining volume despite challenges in Australia

India's Adani Group expects an over six-fold rise in coal mining volumes by the end of fiscal year 2021, an executive said on Tuesday, despite its struggle to develop a coal project in Australia.

23 Jul 2018

Ground water in Vedanta's Thoothukudi smelter contains heavy metals - minister

NEW DELHI Ground water in Vedanta Resources' Thoothukudi copper smelter contains heavy metals exceeding limits for drinking water, India's junior minister for water resources, Arjun Ram Meghwal, told lawmakers on Monday.


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