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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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17 Nov 2017

Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign rating

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Moody's Investors Service upgraded India's sovereign credit rating for the first time in nearly 14 years on Friday, saying continued progress on economic and institutional reforms would boost the country's growth potential.

17 Nov 2017

Indian bond market euphoria seen short-lived as mood bearish prevails

MUMBAI Bond market euphoria over an unexpected India sovereign rating upgrade is expected to fizzle out next week, as concern over rising inflation, hawkish central bank rhetoric and fiscal discipline resurfaces.

16 Nov 2017

Indian corporates find saviour in bonds as loans dry up

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE Indian companies are finding it easier to raise funds through bonds than bank loans, as a surge in bad credit chokes off bank lending while investors seek higher-yielding investments for their cash.

14 Nov 2017

India's 10-year bond yield at over 13-month high as inflation quickens

MUMBAI India's benchmark 10-year bond yield hovered at more than 13-month highs as accelerating inflation reduced chances the central bank will cut interest rates at its next policy meeting.

11 Oct 2017

Exclusive - No respite for Indian banks as bad loans hit record $146 billion

MUMBAI Indian banks' sour loans hit a record 9.5 trillion rupees ($145.56 billion) at the end of June, unpublished data shows, suggesting Asia's third-largest economy is no nearer to bringing its bad debt problems under control.

05 Oct 2017

RBI panel pushes new rules so lenders pass on rate cuts more quickly

MUMBAI A panel created by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said lenders are not sticking to rules that determine how much they can charge for loans, and proposed new requirements that could force banks to pass on interest rate moves to customers more quickly.

05 Oct 2017

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged but frees up more liquidity

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India held its policy rate steady near seven-year lows on Wednesday after inflation surged, but still looked to prop up the cooling economy by spurring banks into lending more.

04 Oct 2017

India's bonds slump; RBI raises CPI forecasts, cuts SLR

MUMBAI India's benchmark 10-year bond slumped to its lowest level in nearly five months after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised inflation projections, sharply reducing the prospect of rate cuts, while lowering the mandatory amount of bonds banks must keep with it.

20 Sep 2017

Asia firms' sentiment slips on geo-political tensions - Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

MUMBAI Business confidence among Asian companies fell for the first time in three quarters in July-September as escalating geo-political tensions outweighed an improved performance by most economies in the region, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

20 Sep 2017

Asia firms' sentiment slips on geo-political tensions: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

MUMBAI Business confidence among Asian companies fell for the first time in three quarters in July-September as escalating geo-political tensions outweighed an improved performance by most economies in the region, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

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