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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 Oct 2017

India likely to stick to deficit target, may step up bank reform: Modi adviser

NEW DELHI India is likely to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.2 percent of GDP, and may accelerate sales of government stakes in lenders and other companies as part of an effort to recapitalize banks, an adviser to the prime minister said on Tuesday.

09 Oct 2017

Fiscal test - As India's smaller firms struggle, Modi faces stimulus dilemma

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's festive season should be a time of celebration for textiles businessman Habib Ansari, who usually spends October counting a boom in profits from supplying retailers ahead of a month of peak shopping.

06 Oct 2017

India's Modi, under fire, eases burden on small companies

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday eased tax rules for small and medium-sized companies, as it rushes to address growing criticism of its stewardship of Asia's third-largest economy.

06 Oct 2017

Indian PM Modi, facing flak on economy, to ease burden on small firms

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is set to cut red tape for small and medium-sized companies on Friday, as it rushes to address growing criticism of its stewardship of Asia's third-largest economy.

05 Oct 2017

India struggles to rein in border flows of cattle and Rohingya

NEW DELHI Stopping Rohingya refugees from crossing India's porous eastern border with Bangladesh is straining the resources of guards battling to halt a flow of smuggled cattle in the opposite direction, security officials say.

23 Sep 2017

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

NEW DELHI India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

22 Sep 2017

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

NEW DELHI India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

22 Sep 2017

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

NEW DELHI India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

22 Sep 2017

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

NEW DELHI, Sept 22 India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

20 Sep 2017

Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighboring India.

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