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Suvashree Choudhury

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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16 Jan 2018

Bonds slump after RBI deputy warns of banks' high interest rate risks

MUMBAI Indian bonds slumped to a near two year low on Tuesday after a central bank deputy governor highlighted growing balance sheet risks for state banks due to their high exposure to government securities.

13 Jan 2018

IDFC Bank to buy Warburg-backed Capital First in $1.5 bln stock deal

MUMBAI IDFC Bank Ltd, one of India's two newest banks, will acquire non-bank financial firm Capital First Ltd in a share swap deal valued at about $1.5 billion as it looks to boost its retail lending activities.

11 Jan 2018

India's fixed income body sets higher levels for Dec-end bond yields

MUMBAI India's fixed income trade body set yields for government bonds at levels higher than the actual closing levels for the quarter from October to December, a top official of the market association told Reuters on Thursday.

13 Dec 2017

Inflation spike hits bonds, spurs rate policy and fiscal worries

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India's benchmark 10-year bond hit its lowest in more than 16 months on Wednesday, as investors saw surging inflation as a potential threat to a still-struggling economy and a daunting challenge to policymakers.

08 Dec 2017

India bonds slump to 15-month low as auction cut-offs disappoint

MUMBAI Indian bonds slumped to a 15-month low on Friday after the Reserve Bank of India set higher-than-expected cut-off yields at the weekly debt auction, which traders saw as a sign the central bank was getting more comfortable with higher yields.

07 Dec 2017

RBI holds rates, eyes inflation and rebounding growth

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rate steady on Wednesday, as widely expected, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary stimulus.

06 Dec 2017

Indian bonds gain on RBI's more balanced tone on inflation, liquidity

MUMBAI India's benchmark 10-year bonds gained on Wednesday after the central bank stuck to a more balanced tone on inflation and market liquidity, in a relief to investors who had braced for more hawkish comments.

05 Dec 2017

LIC to slow stock investments after bumper buy

MUMBAI State-owned Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) will likely slow stock purchases for the rest of the fiscal year after nearly doubling its equity market investments in the first half from a year earlier.

05 Dec 2017

Top Indian insurer LIC to slow stock investments after bumper buy

MUMBAI, Dec 5 State-owned Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) will likely slow stock purchases for the rest of the fiscal year after nearly doubling its equity market investments in the first half from a year earlier.

05 Dec 2017

Preview: RBI, wary on inflation, set to keep rates on hold

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) looks set to keep its policy rate on hold on Wednesday, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary stimulus.

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