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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

Asia gold price dip props up demand, Indian buyers await lower prices

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Gold demand in most Asian centres firmed this week, spurred on by a dip in prices although buyers in the world's second-biggest consumer India held off buying in the hope of further falls.

14 Dec 2017

November palm oil imports fall to eight-month low - trade body

MUMBAI India's palm oil imports dropped nearly 11 percent in November from a year ago to the lowest level in eight months, a trade body said on Thursday, as refiners curtailed purchases due to a hike in import tax.

13 Dec 2017

Inflation spike hits bonds, spurs rate policy and fiscal worries

MUMBAI India's benchmark 10-year bond fell to 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 bumper cotton output to fall short of record high

MUMBAI India's cotton output is set to rise 9.3 percent in 2017/18 but won't be the record high predicted by industry analysts as bollworm had caused damage in some regions, a government official said on Tuesday.

06 Dec 2017

India's November gold imports nearly halve on higher prices: GFMS

MUMBAI India's gold imports in November nearly halved from a year ago as a rise in the price of the yellow metal curbed retail buying for weddings, industry officials and analysts said on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2017

India's rapeseed output to drop 10 pct as farmers trim plantings -trade body

MUMBAI, Dec 5 India's rapeseed and mustard output is set to drop by at least 10 percent for the 2017/18 crop year as scanty rains and high temperatures prompted farmers to switch to other crops despite a recent hike in the import duty on edible oils, trade officials said.

01 Dec 2017

Asia gold demand steady as buyers await bigger dips, riskier investments beckon

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Physical gold demand was steady this week in most Asian centers as buyers hoped for further price dips amid growing appetite for riskier investments, while a slide in local rates failed to restore bullion's allure in India.

01 Dec 2017

Onion prices rally in Asia as India restricts exports

MUMBAI/DHAKA Asian countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia are struggling to secure supplies of onions after the world's biggest exporter India restricted overseas sales amid limited availability in the global market.

29 Nov 2017

India's wheat, pulses output seen rising, to curb imports

MUMBAI India's production of wheat and pulses is expected to jump in 2018 as a hike in the government's assured purchase prices and ample rainfall have prompted farmers to plant more of the winter crops, industry officials told Reuters.

24 Nov 2017

Asia gold demand sluggish as high prices deter buyers

MUMBAI/BENGALURU The buying of physical gold remained muted across major Asian centres this week as higher prices dented demand, though seasonal demand could boost activity in top consumer China next month.

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