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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

19 Feb 2018

India bank hack 'similar' to $81 million Bangladesh central bank heist

NEW DELHI Hackers who tried to steal nearly $2 million from India's City Union Bank this month used tactics similar to those employed in the unsolved cyber heist of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank in 2016, City's CEO said on Monday.

14 Feb 2018

Adani looking for foreign coal mines despite challenges in Australia

BAMBOLIM, India Indian resources conglomerate Adani Enterprises Ltd is looking to buy mines in countries such as Indonesia, a company executive told Reuters on Wednesday, despite its struggles to develop a controversial coal project in Australia.

07 Feb 2018

Air India asks to fly over Saudi Arabia on planned Israel route

JERUSALEM/NEW DELHI Air India said on Wednesday it plans to begin direct flights to Israel and has proposed they pass through Saudi airspace, a route so far off-limits to Israel-bound commercial planes.

19 Jan 2018

India to allot Coal India 11 new mines to boost production by two-fifths

NEW DELHI India will allow Coal India to build 11 new coal mines, the government said, a move that could increase annual production of the world's largest coal miner by two-fifths.

18 Jan 2018

India will need at least $125 billion to fund renewables dream: government official

NEW DELHI India will need at least $125 billion to fund its ambitious plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, a top government official told Reuters, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead.

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.

13 Dec 2017

India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser

NEW DELHI India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke to curb air pollution, according to a government affidavit filed with its top court, which could be a big blow to U.S. refiners who export heavily to the country.

23 Nov 2017

Indian refiners processed record oil volume in October - government

NEW DELHI Indian refiners processed a record 5.2 million barrels per day of oil in October as the world's third biggest oil consumer added extra capacity to meet the rising fuel demand, government data showed on Thursday.

22 Nov 2017

India's North American coal imports may surge on domestic shortage

NEW DELHI India's coal imports from North America are likely to surge as buyers are looking to boost purchases amid a domestic shortage of the fuel and a regional ban on petroleum coke, traders and cement company officials said.

21 Nov 2017

Indians face higher power bills as government mulls passing on green costs

NEW DELHI India is considering regulatory changes to let power companies pass on costs of installing emission-cutting equipment to consumers, a government official said, a politically sensitive proposal amid rising pollution in big cities.


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