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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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16 Aug 2018

If rupee slump persists, it can hurt India's Modi

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The rupee's plunge to a record low has worried a wide cross-section of India's society: companies, importers, those going on vacation and students planning to study overseas. But if the weakness persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's job could become a lot harder just before big state and national elections.

14 Aug 2018

India not worried about weak rupee if other currencies depreciate - finance ministry official

NEW DELHI India would not be concerned if the rupee currency fell to 80 against the dollar after hitting an all-time low of 70.1 on Tuesday, as long as other currencies also depreciated, a senior finance ministry official said.

13 Aug 2018

July inflation eases, RBI may hold on rates

NEW DELHI India's retail inflation rate eased in July, strengthening views that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will keep interest rates on hold at its review in October after raising them for a second straight meeting on August 1.

08 Aug 2018

IMF says India will need to tighten monetary policy to counter inflation

NEW DELHI India's central bank will need to gradually tighten monetary policy further due to rising inflation, driven mainly driven by higher oil prices and a falling rupee, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

02 Aug 2018

India likely to postpone raising tariffs on U.S. goods

NEW DELHI India plans to delay the imposition of retaliatory duties on U.S. goods, the trade ministry said on Thursday, to allow time to resolve disputes that worsened after President Donald Trump imposed tariff hikes on steel and aluminium.

31 Jul 2018

Indian government seeks parliament nod for $143 million capital injection in Air India

NEW DELHI The Indian government on Tuesday sought parliament approval to inject 9.8 billion rupees ($142.87 million) in ailing national carrier Air India during the current fiscal year, after efforts to find a buyer for its 76 percent stake in the carrier failed.

26 Jul 2018

Bond investors shun India, citing lack of reassurance from RBI

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Amid all the noise about an increasingly hawkish U.S. Federal Reserve, a trade war and higher oil prices, the Reserve Bank of India's silence is deafening, say investors piling out of the country's bonds.

20 Jul 2018

India's Modi stunned as rival Gandhi crosses parliament to hug him

NEW DELHI Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday when he interrupted a no-confidence debate by walking across the parliament floor to give his rival a hug.

19 Jul 2018

India approves bill to prosecute fugitive tycoons

NEW DELHI Indian authorities will be able to seize assets of fugitives accused of crimes involving sums over 1 billion rupees (£11 million), under a bill approved by the lower house of parliament on Thursday.

12 Jul 2018

India's falling rupee pushes retail inflation to five-month high in June

NEW DELHI India's annual retail inflation accelerated to a five-month high in June, driven by a weakening rupee as well as surging oil prices, bolstering the chance the central bank will again raise interest rates in coming months.

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