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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

12 Dec 2017

India's markets regulator probes prescient messages in WhatsApp groups

MUMBAI India's market regulator is "seriously" looking into the issue of prescient messages on company results circulated by market insiders in private WhatsApp groups, its chairman said on Tuesday, a sign the investigation is gaining momentum.

05 Dec 2017

Preview: RBI, wary on inflation, set to keep rates on hold

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) looks set to keep its policy rate on hold on Wednesday, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary stimulus.

24 Nov 2017

S&P affirms India's rating at 'BBB-minus' with 'stable' outlook

MUMBAI Standard & Poor's stuck with its "BBB-minus" sovereign rating and "stable" outlook for India on Friday, declining to follow Moody's recent decision to upgrade the country's rating, citing low income levels, high debt and weaker government finances.

21 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Prescient messages about Indian companies circulate in WhatsApp groups

MUMBAI Three days before Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd announced quarterly results this summer, a message circulated on a private WhatsApp group saying the Indian drugmaker would not post good numbers.

02 Oct 2017

RBI seen keeping rates on hold as inflation concerns revive

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected its policy rate unchanged at a policy meeting this week despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth, after inflation surged to a five-month high, threatening the central bank's target.

01 Oct 2017

Indian markets lose sheen on economic travails, but investors keep faith

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Rising concerns about India's economy and the government's fiscal discipline have sparked strong selling by foreign investors in Indian equities and sent the rupee tumbling, removing some, but not all, of the sheen from a hot emerging market play.

28 Sep 2017

Indian bourse operator NSE aims for listing in second half of 2018

MUMBAI The new chief executive of India's National Stock Exchange (NSE) told Reuters he does not expect the bourse's eagerly awaited listing to take place until the second half of 2018.

16 Aug 2017

MPC members warn inflation could accelerate: RBI minutes

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee (MPC) members said easing consumer inflation had supported the need for a rate cut at its August meeting, but warned prices could start accelerating, minutes showed on Wednesday.

02 Aug 2017

RBI seen cutting rates to over 6-1/2 year low, faces pressure to do more

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India will likely cut its main policy rate on Wednesday by a quarter percentage point to a more than 6-1/2 year low after inflation slumped. The question is whether the cautious central bank will signal readiness to ease more.

28 Jul 2017

Once 'fragile' India gets thumbs up even as rates set to fall

MUMBAI When Fed taper fears jolted emerging markets in 2013, India was one of the worst hit and was forced to raise interest rates to underpin its tumbling markets.

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