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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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22 Jun 2018

Air India unveils revamp plan after privatisation setback

NEW DELHI, June 23 State-run Air India will revamp its business and first class cabins on international flights to try to boost revenues by wooing more high-paying passengers, a top company official said on Friday, days after a plan to privatise the ailing airline was called off.

20 Jun 2018

Air India stake sale plan shelved, alternatives being worked on: government

NEW DELHI, India has shelved a plan to sell a 76 percent stake in state-owned carrier Air India due to lack of interest from bidders, a government official said on Wednesday, marking the latest setback in its ambitious efforts to rescue the ailing airline.

14 Jun 2018

India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home

(This story corrects paragragh 20 to show IndiGo also made a profit for the last 13 quarters consecutively)

11 Jun 2018

Modi's plan to get millions more Indians flying faces turbulence

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI The slow pace of fitting out regional airports risks delaying Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to launch more flights connecting smaller towns and cities and get millions more people using air travel.

31 May 2018

Air India sale gets no bid, exposes hurdles for Modi's divestment drive

NEW DELHI India's offer to sell a stake in Air India failed to draw a single bid by the Thursday deadline, underlining the challenges it faces in fixing the debt-laden state carrier and meeting a broader target of stake sales in government-held firms.

31 May 2018

Air India sale exposes hurdles for Modi's divestment drive

NEW DELHI, May 31 The Indian government's offer to sell stakes in Air India has failed to draw a single bid so far, underlining the challenge it faces in fixing the debt-laden state carrier, as well as meeting a broader target of stake sales in government-held firms.

30 May 2018

Indian police launch probe against AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

NEW DELHI Indian police said on Tuesday they have filed a case against AirAsia Group Bhd , the airline's CEO Tony Fernandes and its domestic entity AirAsia India, over allegations of corruption and breaking rules in obtaining a flying license. | Video

30 May 2018

Exclusive: India resists lobbying by U.S. payment firms to ease local data storage rules

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG India's central bank is standing firm on a directive to compel global payment firms to store customer data in India, resisting calls from U.S. companies to dilute an order they say would cost them millions of dollars, people familiar with the matter said.

29 May 2018

Exclusive: India resists lobbying by U.S. payment firms to ease local data storage rules

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG India's central bank is standing firm on a directive to compel global payment firms to store customer data in India, resisting calls from U.S. companies to dilute an order they say would cost them millions of dollars, people familiar with the matter said.

28 May 2018

India Uber president to head Asia Pacific operations

NEW DELHI Uber's India President Amit Jain has been promoted to head of the global ride-hailing firm's Asia Pacific operations, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and India, the company said in an emailed statement.

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