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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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Jul 20 2018

India's Modi stunned as rival Gandhi crosses parliament to hug him

NEW DELHI Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday when he interrupted a no-confidence debate by walking across the parliament floor to give his rival a hug.

Jul 19 2018

India approves bill to prosecute fugitive tycoons

NEW DELHI Indian authorities will be able to seize assets of fugitives accused of crimes involving sums over 1 billion rupees ($14 million), under a bill approved by the lower house of parliament on Thursday.

Jul 12 2018

India's falling rupee pushes retail inflation to five-month high in June

NEW DELHI India's annual retail inflation accelerated to a five-month high in June, driven by a weakening rupee as well as surging oil prices, bolstering the chance the central bank will again raise interest rates in coming months.

Jul 12 2018

As 'foreign' economic advisers leave, a protectionist India returns

NEW DELHI When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power in 2014, he leaned on three Indian academics who had predominantly worked in the United States to drive a liberal, globalized economic policy.

Jul 11 2018

India, South Korea aim to more than double trade to $50 billion

NEW DELHI India and South Korea signed 11 agreements on Tuesday to expand business ties and more than double mutual trade to $50 billion by 2030, a day after the premiers of the two countries launched a Samsung mobile phone factory near Delhi.

Jul 10 2018

India, South Korea aim to more than double trade to $50 bln

NEW DELHI, July 10 India and South Korea signed 11 agreements on Tuesday to expand business ties and more than double mutual trade to $50 billion by 2030, a day after the premiers of the two countries launched a Samsung mobile phone factory near Delhi.

Jul 03 2018

Rupee still over-valued by 5-7 percent - government adviser

NEW DELHI India's rupee is currently over-valued by 5-7 percent, a senior government adviser said on Tuesday, indicating that New Delhi is unlikely to support intervening in the market despite the currency shedding close to 7 percent against the dollar this year.

Jun 29 2018

India hopes to cut losses from rupee fall with reserves 'firepower'

NEW DELHI India believes the current slide in the rupee will not be prolonged as it has adequate "firepower" of foreign exchange reserves to deal with the current volatility, a senior finance ministry official said.

Jun 21 2018

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian latest high profile hire to quit government

NEW DELHI India's Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said on Wednesday he was quitting his post to return to academic research in the United States, the third high-profile hire to leave Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic administration.

Jun 19 2018

Indian government open to consider RBI demand for more powers - finance minister

NEW DELHI Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday the Indian government was open to discussing a Reserve Bank of India demand for greater powers to regulate state banks, though he did not believe this was needed.

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