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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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2:19am EDT

India farm protests push for rise in edible oils import tax

MUMBAI India's government is facing mounting pressure to raise import duties on edible oils after farmers staged mass protests in key farm states amid a slump in oilseed prices to below government support levels.

2:10am EDT

India farm protests push for rise in edible oils import tax

MUMBAI, June 22 India's government is facing mounting pressure to raise import duties on edible oils after farmers staged mass protests in key farm states amid a slump in oilseed prices to below government support levels.

12:27am EDT

SEBI allows hedge funds to invest in commodity derivatives

MUMBAI The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday allowed hedge funds registered as category III Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) to invest in commodity derivatives as clients, opening up the market to institutional investors for the first time.

Jun 16 2017

Lower prices nudge gold demand; Indian buyers stay off

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Asia gold demand ticked up this week as global prices came off seven-month highs, while Indian buyers stayed on the sidelines waiting for further price drops in the absence of fresh triggers to stoke purchases.

Jun 15 2017

India's poultry producers cash in on feed cost slump, beef slaughter curbs

MUMBAI India's poultry producers are posting record profits as feed costs have dropped to a five-year low and on rising chicken demand after cattle slaughtering restrictions were enacted in the majority Hindu country.

Jun 15 2017

India's poultry producers cash in on feed cost slump, beef slaughter curbs

MUMBAI, June 15 India's poultry producers are posting record profits as feed costs have dropped to a five-year low and on rising chicken demand after cattle slaughtering restrictions were enacted in the majority Hindu country.

Jun 09 2017

Growing supply glut threatens worse to come for restive Indian farmers

MUMBAI Bountiful monsoon rains are unlikely to lift India's rural economy this year, and may instead compound the woes of millions of debt-ridden farmers who are struggling with low prices amid a glut of produce such as lentils, oilseeds and cereals.

Jun 08 2017

Higher prices keep gold buyers at bay; discounts in India widen

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Demand for gold in Asia was muted this week as the bullion's rebound in prices curbed purchases, with discounts in India widening to the highest in more than five months.

Jun 07 2017

Indian farmers step up strike after six die in firing

MUMBAI Indian farmers on Wednesday stepped up their agitation in the central state of Madhya Pradesh after six were shot dead in clashes the previous day, forcing the authorities to impose a curfew in some areas.

Jun 06 2017

Five Indian farmers shot dead as protests mount: reports

MUMBAI Five Indian farmers were shot dead on Tuesday at a protest in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, according to news reports, marking an escalation of violence as a rural strike demanding debt relief spread.

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