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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

Nov 10 2017

India plans lending reforms as bankers fear new bad debt crisis

NEW DELHI Weeks after India unveiled a $32 billion bailout of state-run banks, top finance ministry officials and bankers will meet this weekend to discuss lending reforms designed to prevent another bad loans crisis.

Nov 08 2017

IndiGo takes responsibility for assault on passenger as India probes incident

NEW DELHI IndiGo said on Wednesday it takes responsibility for an incident in which its security staff manhandled a passenger at New Delhi airport, a day after the event prompted the government to launch an investigation into India's biggest airline.

Nov 01 2017

India's aviation ministry proposes rules for commercial use of drones

NEW DELHI India's civil aviation ministry on Wednesday proposed a number of regulations for the use of drones in the country as it looks to legalise the use of unmanned aerial systems.

Oct 31 2017

IndiGo says profit helped by Pratt, Airbus payouts

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU InterGlobe Aviation, the owner of India's biggest airline IndiGo, reported a rise in quarterly profit, helped by compensation received from Pratt & Whitney and Airbus on aircraft groundings and delivery delays.

Oct 27 2017

Maruti Suzuki says will have to move to electric cars

NEW DELHI Maruti Suzuki India, the country's biggest carmaker, said on Friday it planned to build electric cars as the government strives to electrify all new vehicles by 2030, though it didn't give a timeline for the process.

Oct 18 2017

Pratt & Whitney to reveal GTF engine fix soon: source

NEW DELHI U.S. airplane engine maker Pratt & Whitney is close to outlining a fix for problems with the combustion chamber lining in its new Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, which have hit deliveries of Airbus A320neo planes, a person aware of the issue told Reuters.

Oct 11 2017

India's Ola raises $1.1 billion in Tencent, SoftBank-led round, seeks another $1 billion

NEW DELHI Indian ride-hailing firm Ola has raised $1.1 billion from investors led by China's Tencent Holdings and Japan's SoftBank Group and is in advanced talks with other investors for another $1 billion.

Oct 11 2017

India's Ola raises $1.1 bln in Tencent, SoftBank-led round, seeks another $1 bln

NEW DELHI, Oct 11 Indian ride-hailing firm Ola said on Wednesday it has raised $1.1 billion from investors led by China's Tencent Holdings and Japan's SoftBank Group and is in advanced talks with other investors for another $1 billion.

Oct 05 2017

Bombardier eyes Asian markets amid U.S. trade spat with Boeing

NEW DELHI Bombardier Inc is betting on fast-growing markets like India to boost sales of its Q400 and CSeries narrow-body planes, a senior executive said on Thursday, at a time when the Canadian planemaker faces a trade row over sales to the United States.

Oct 03 2017

Indian ride-hailing firm Ola in talks to raise $2 billion: sources

NEW DELHI Indian ride-hailing firm Ola is in talks with investors to raise around $2 billion, two sources said on Tuesday, in a potential boost to its battle with U.S. rival Uber [UBER.UL].

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