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 Weaker demand in India prompted gold dealers to offer discounts for a second week straight, as a drop in local prices to 2-week lows and a festival failed to lure buyers.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India will soon bring in rules to force sugar mills to export millions of tonnes of surplus supplies to prop up local prices, a move that could drag down global rates, which have hovered near 8-1/2 month lows.
MUMBAI India's cotton exports have been gathering pace after global prices jumped to four-year highs, with traders in the world's top producer of the fiber signing contracts in the last three weeks to ship over 1 million bales, industry officials told Reuters.
MUMBAI Tens of thousands of protesting farmers from India's Maharashtra state marched into the state capital of Mumbai on Monday to demand government support to address hardship in a sector that employs the majority of the country's workforce.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU Gold was sold at a discount in India as demand remained subdued for a fourth straight week while buying in the rest of Asia picked up as prices fell for a third consecutive week.
MUMBAI India's gold imports in February dropped a quarter from a year ago to 63 tonnes as higher prices curtailed demand in the world's second-biggest consumer of bullion, provisional data from precious metals consultancy GFMS and bank dealers showed.
MUMBAI, March 7 India's gold imports in February dropped a quarter from a year ago to 63 tonnes as higher prices curtailed demand in the world's second-biggest consumer of bullion, provisional data from precious metals consultancy GFMS and bank dealers showed.
MUMBAI/KUALA LUMPUR A hike in India's import tax on palm oil could dent overseas purchases by the world's biggest edible oil importer, while making imports of soyoil and sunflower oil lucrative for the country's refiners, industry officials told Reuters.
MUMBAI India has raised import tax on crude and refined palm oil to the highest level in more than a decade, the government said in a statement on Thursday, as the world's biggest edible oil importer tried to support local farmers.
SURAT, India /BENGALURU Some diamond merchants in India's biggest centre for trading the precious gemstones say they had stopped dealing with Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi - two big-name jewellers accused of massive bank fraud - because they were often slow to pay dues.
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