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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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15 Dec 2017

India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

NEW DELHI India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry.

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.

12 Dec 2017

India's November retail inflation breaches RBI's 4 percent target

NEW DELHI India's retail inflation in November breached the Reserve Bank of India's medium-term target of 4 percent, which could put pressure on it to raise policy rates in 2018.

08 Dec 2017

Court says government can take control of Unitech

NEW DELHI An Indian court on Friday allowed the government to take over management control of the debt-laden property developer Unitech Ltd, a rare intervention that the government said was to protect the public interest.

30 Nov 2017

India posts stronger growth as businesses adjust to new tax

NEW DELHI India's economic growth rebounded in the three months ending in September, halting a five-quarter slide as businesses started to overcome teething troubles after the bumpy launch of a national sales tax.

29 Nov 2017

India seen posting stronger growth as businesses adjust to new tax

NEW DELHI India's economic growth pace likely picked up in the three months ending in September, halting a five-quarter slide as businesses started to overcome teething troubles after the bumpy launch of a national sales tax.

28 Nov 2017

Government wants RBI rate cut before March: finance ministry sources

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Impatient for faster economic growth, India's government is lobbying for a reduction in official interest rates in coming months as it expects inflation to stay close to a 4 percent target, finance ministry officials said.

28 Nov 2017

India's government wants RBI rate cut before March - fin min sources

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Nov 28 Impatient for faster economic growth, India's government is lobbying for a reduction in official interest rates in coming months as it expects inflation to stay close to a 4 percent target, finance ministry officials said.

16 Nov 2017

'We're praying': Officials say India will not act on smog this year

NEW DELHI As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.

14 Nov 2017

India's trade deficit widens to near 3-year high in October

NEW DELHI India's trade deficit widened to its highest in nearly three years in October, government data showed on Tuesday, as export growth contracted for the first time after more than a year.

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