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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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20 Apr 2018

India bond yields spike after RBI panel meeting minutes flag inflation risks

MUMBAI Indian bond yields spiked while the rupee dropped to its lowest in more than a year on Friday after minutes of the monetary policy committee's last meeting suggested it was likely to take a more hawkish stance - starting as early as June.

20 Apr 2018

India monetary panel minutes signal shift to hawkish stance

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could take a more hawkish tone starting as early as June despite easing inflation, minutes of the monetary policy committee's (MPC) meeting that took place this month showed.

19 Apr 2018

India monetary panel minutes signal shift to hawkish stance

MUMBAI, April 19 India's central bank could take a more hawkish tone starting as early as June despite easing inflation, minutes of the monetary policy committee's (MPC) meeting that took place this month showed.

06 Apr 2018

RBI holds rates; cheers markets by trimming inflation view

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rates on hold on Thursday and retained its "neutral" stance but lowered its inflation call, reducing the odds of a near-term rate rise and spurring a rally in stocks and bonds.

04 Apr 2018

ICICI Securities makes tepid debut after $541 million IPO

MUMBAI Shares in India's largest equity broker, ICICI Securities Ltd, fell as much as 16.3 percent on their market debut on Wednesday, reflecting weak sentiment around the firm's initial public offering (IPO) last week that raised a lower-than-target $541 million.

28 Mar 2018

India's Hindustan Aeronautics falters on market debut

MUMBAI Shares in India's largest state-run defence firm Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) fell as much as 7.7 percent on their market debut on Wednesday, following a tepid response to the company's 41 billion rupee (468 million pounds) initial public offering.

27 Mar 2018

India's Bandhan Bank soars in trading debut after $691 million IPO

MUMBAI India's Bandhan Bank Ltd rose as much as a third on its trading debut on Tuesday after a $691 million initial public offering, a rare bright spot in a volatile market that has led to companies struggling to find takers for their share sales.

24 Feb 2018

India's Choksi claims innocence in PNB fraud with open letter

MUMBAI Mehul Choksi, one of two businessmen allegedly involved in perpetrating India's biggest ever banking fraud, broke his silence at the weekend with an open letter to employees claiming his innocence and telling them to look for other jobs.

24 Jan 2018

Indian police detain dozens protesting against controversial movie

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Right-wing Hindu groups in India stepped up protests on Wednesday against the release of a controversial Bollywood film, as several states boosted police patrols a day after the Supreme Court refused to allow bans on the movie.

17 Jan 2018

Government cuts extra borrowing but markets still nervous

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India has cut its additional market borrowing requirement for the current fiscal year by 60 percent after reviewing trends in revenue receipts and expenditure patterns, the finance ministry said on Wednesday, sending bond yields sharply lower.

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