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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

17 Nov 2017

Aircel delays debt servicing, says ratings agency

MUMBAI Indian mobile carrier Aircel Ltd has delayed servicing its debt obligations, a ratings agency said, adding to the woes of the country's telecoms sector that has been rattled by a price war and high debt levels.

13 Nov 2017

American Tower to buy Indian telecoms masts from Idea, Vodafone for $1.2 billion

MUMBAI/BENGALURU American Tower Corp has agreed to buy about 20,000 mobile phone masts for 78.5 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) from Indian network operators Idea Cellular and Vodafone India , who are seeking to merge.

13 Nov 2017

RCom's loss, missed payments send shares plunging to record low

MUMBAI India's Reliance Communications posted a fourth straight quarterly loss and said it failed to pay interest on some debentures, sending the debt-laden firm's shares tumbling 14 percent to a record low and its bonds down on Monday.

09 Nov 2017

Tata Motors' second quarter profits boosted by rise in Jaguar Land Rover sales

MUMBAI/BENGALURU India's Tata Motors reported a sharp rise in second-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by higher sales of its Jaguar and Land Rover cars, but warned of challenges ahead for its flagship British subsidiary.

07 Nov 2017

India's Ola ties up with Microsoft for connected car platform

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian ride-hailing firm Ola said it has tied up with Microsoft to build a connected-car platform and will use the U.S tech giant's Azure cloud-computing service to power its in-car entertainment offering.

31 Oct 2017

Bharti Airtel gets approach for controlling stake in mobile tower arm

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Bharti Airtel Ltd said on Tuesday it had been approached by global investors interested in a controlling stake in its mobile masts unit Bharti Infratel Ltd.

13 Oct 2017

Reliance sees telecoms arm Jio turning profitable 'shortly'

MUMBAI Reliance Industries Ltd's telecoms arm Jio will turn profitable "shortly," the Indian conglomerate said on Friday, while adding it would continue to pump around $1 billion into the venture for each of the next few quarters.

12 Oct 2017

Tata Consultancy Services positive on retail business turnaround, cautious on financial services

MUMBAI/BENGALURU India's top IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) said it expected an uptick in the retail business segment in the coming quarters but remained cautious about the banking and financial services segments that form the bulk of its revenues.

02 Oct 2017

RCom's debt-repayment plan hits snag as Aircel deal collapses

MUMBAI Reliance Communications is reassessing debt repayment options after a deal to merge its wireless arm with smaller rival Aircel was scrapped, dealing a fresh blow to the embattled Indian telecoms company.

02 Oct 2017

Smartphones made in India? Manufacturing ambition hits hurdles

NEW DELHI India's ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a lack of skilled labour and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say.

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