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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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01 Aug 2018

India central bank hikes key rate for second straight meet; 'neutral' stance kept

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India raised interest rates for the second straight meeting on Wednesday, but retained its "neutral" stance as it aimed to contain inflation while not choking growth.

01 Aug 2018

India's central bank, in a tight spot, is expected to raise rates again

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India is likely to raise interest rates on Wednesday while retaining a neutral policy stance as it aims to strike a balance between rising inflationary pressures and still recovering growth.

28 Jun 2018

Rupee recovers from record lows after RBI intervention

MUMBAI The rupee recovered from record lows set on Thursday morning aided by dollar selling intervention by the Reserve Bank of India but weak macro-economic fundamentals and broad dollar strength are likely to keep up the downward pressure on it.

07 Jun 2018

India raises key rate for first time since 2014, retains 'neutral' stance

MUMBAI Growing inflation concerns prompted India's central bank to raise its policy rate for the first time in over four years on Wednesday, but it surprised some economists by keeping its stance "neutral" instead of changing to "tighten".

23 May 2018

India to take 'long-term' view on surging fuel prices

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India will take a long-term view on the retail pricing of petrol and diesel to shield consumers from volatility in global markets, the government said on Wednesday, suggesting it could change the way pump prices are calculated.

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.

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