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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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10 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MUMBAI Indian banks' sour loans hit a record 9.5 trillion rupees (110.32 billion pounds)at the end of June, unpublished data shows, suggesting Asia's third-largest economy is no nearer to bringing its bad debt problems under control.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

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.

15 Sep 2017

June quarter current account deficit widens to four-year high as imports surge

MUMBAI India's April-June current account deficit widened to its highest in four years as imports surged, but strong capital inflows comfortably financed the gap, data from the Reserve Bank of India showed on Friday.

15 Sep 2017

India June qtr current a/c widens to 4-year high as imports surge

MUMBAI, Sept 15 India's April-June current account deficit widened to its highest in four years as imports surged, but strong capital inflows comfortably financed the gap, data from the Reserve Bank of India showed on Friday.

13 Sep 2017

As India Inc struggles to cut down debt, the economy suffers

MUMBAI India's cash crunch and confusion over the introduction of a national sales tax were initially blamed for pulling economic growth down to its weakest pace in more than three years. But that is masking a more debilitating factor affecting the economy - corporate debt.

30 Aug 2017

RBI recovers almost all banned currency notes: report

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indians returned almost all of the estimated 15.4 trillion rupees ($242 billion) in high-currency bills removed from circulation in a shock move late last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its annual report out on Wednesday.

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