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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MUMBAI/BENGALURU American Tower Corp has agreed to buy about 20,000 mobile phone masts for 78.5 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) from Indian network operators Idea Cellular and Vodafone India , who are seeking to merge.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU India's Tata Motors reported a sharp rise in second-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by higher sales of its Jaguar and Land Rover cars, but warned of challenges ahead for its flagship British subsidiary.
NEW DELHI/BENGALURU InterGlobe Aviation, the owner of India's biggest airline IndiGo, reported a rise in quarterly profit, helped by compensation received from Pratt & Whitney and Airbus on aircraft groundings and delivery delays.
NEW DELHI Maruti Suzuki India, the country's biggest carmaker, said on Friday it planned to build electric cars as the government strives to electrify all new vehicles by 2030, though it didn't give a timeline for the process.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU State Bank of India on Monday cut deposit rates on the majority of its savings accounts to a six-year low, just two days ahead of a policy meeting in which the central bank is expected to cut interest rates.
BENGALURU/MUMBAI Infosys Ltd, India's No. 2 software services exporter, eked out a slight rise in first-quarter profit, although the outlook for more earnings gains remains cloudy due to higher labor costs and unfavorable currency rates.
Indian shares surged to a record high on Thursday, with the benchmark BSE index rising above 32,000 for the first time after the consumer inflation rate eased to its lowest in five years, cementing hopes for a cut in interest rates in August.
LONDON/BENGALURU India's Tata Steel said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its pipe mills in the north of England to UK-based metals and industrial group Liberty House for an undisclosed sum.
Indian shares posted their highest close on Monday, tracking a rally in global markets, although trading was disrupted at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) for most of the session after technical issues prevented dealers from seeing updated stock quotations.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU India's move to strengthen the hand of its central bank will help it push reluctant lenders toward writedowns and errant borrowers into insolvency, bankers said, but the country is far from drawing a line under its $150 billion of sour debts.
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