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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

Jun 05 2017

Solar energy boom turns to bust for Indian manufacturers

NEW DELHI Some of India's biggest solar equipment makers are facing financial collapse, priced out by Chinese competitors as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government prioritizes cheap power over local manufacturing despite his 'Make in India' push.

May 27 2017

India's Muslim meat traders plan legal action over new rules

NEW DELHI Indian meat traders plan to take the government to court over new rules banning the trading of cattle including buffalo for slaughter, calling it a move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration to hurt the business run mainly by Muslims.

May 25 2017

Coal India wins tax-cut boost as environmentalists fret

NEW DELHI State-run Coal India Ltd, saddled with millions of tonnes of unsold coal, is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial government decision to more than halve the local sales tax on the fuel after a jump in local supplies.

May 25 2017

Coal India wins tax-cut boost as environmentalists fret

NEW DELHI, May 25 State-run Coal India Ltd , saddled with millions of tonnes of unsold coal, is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial government decision to more than halve the sales tax on the fuel after a jump in local supplies.

Apr 25 2017

Special Report: How a two-week army crackdown reignited Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

By Antoni Slodkowski, Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Krishna N. Das | Video

Apr 24 2017

Chevron to sell Bangladesh gas fields to Chinese consortium

Chevron Corp is selling its three Bangladesh gas fields, worth an estimated $2 billion, to a Chinese consortium as the U.S. oil and gas group looks to shed non-core assets this year.

Apr 06 2017

India's JSW Steel lines up $1 billion war chest for acquisitions, mines

NEW DELHI India's biggest steelmaker JSW Steel said it could spend up to $1 billion on capacity expansion or acquisitions this fiscal year, and will bid for iron ore and coking coal mines in upcoming auctions to secure raw material supplies.

Mar 16 2017

Exclusive: Children among hundreds of Rohingya detained in Myanmar crackdown

SITTWE, Myanmar/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on Myanmar's security campaign in the country's northwest.

Mar 09 2017

Karate and wooden guns: How new insurgent group stoked Myanmar crisis

SITTWE, Myanmar/LEDA, Bangladesh The emergence of Harakah al Yaqin, the first Rohingya Muslim insurgent group to organize in Myanmar in decades, signals a dangerous new phase in a crisis that is increasingly attracting the attention of extremists in Pakistan and the Middle East.

Mar 02 2017

Bangladesh to ban cold pill chemical to fight meth surge

DHAKA Bangladesh is to ban the import of the cold-medicine component pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in illicit methamphetamine production, anti-narcotics officials said, after purchases spiked in tandem with a boom in the illegal drug "ya ba".

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