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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 16 2017

India considering cut in iron ore export tax: sources

NEW DELHI India is considering scrapping or reducing a 30 percent export tax on medium-grade iron ore after building up a stubbornly high surplus of the commodity, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Nov 13 2017

Exclusive: India seeks hefty dividends from state firms as its revenues falter

NEW DELHI India is demanding millions of dollars in dividends from 12 reluctant state companies to make up for an expected tax revenue shortfall this fiscal year, as a slump in economic growth risks New Delhi overshooting its fiscal deficit target.

Nov 07 2017

Exclusive: India's state miner NMDC plans bid for $9 billion diamond mine - sources

NEW DELHI India's state-owned miner NMDC Ltd plans to bid for a $9 billion diamond project in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, three sources directly involved with the plan told Reuters, competing against resources conglomerates Adani and Vedanta.

Nov 06 2017

Indian steel shortfall causes clash over Railways demand for rail imports

NEW DELHI India's steel and rail ministries are at loggerheads over the state-run network's proposal to buy much-needed rails from overseas, a move that would undermine Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to build key infrastructure in India.

Oct 26 2017

Exclusive: Vedanta, Adani may bid for $9 billion Indian diamond mine left by Rio

NEW DELHI Indian resources conglomerates Adani and Vedanta are considering bidding for a $9 billion diamond project in the country that was abandoned by global miner Rio Tinto this year, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

Oct 26 2017

Exclusive - Vedanta, Adani may bid for $9 billion Indian diamond mine left by Rio

NEW DELHI Indian resources conglomerates Adani and Vedanta are considering bidding for a $9 billion(£6.83 billion) diamond project in the country that was abandoned by global miner Rio Tinto this year, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

Oct 19 2017

India's tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

NEW DELHI India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between the world's two most populous nations over their shared border.

Oct 18 2017

India's tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

NEW DELHI, Oct 18 India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between the world's two most populous nations over their shared border.

Oct 09 2017

Cairn Oil and Gas to invest $4.6 billion in new exploration

NEW DELHI Cairn Oil and Gas, part of Vedanta Ltd, will invest 300 billion rupees ($4.6 billion) in exploration projects off India's east coast and in the onshore fields of Barmer in the west, its acting CEO said.

Sep 28 2017

India says GE diesel locomotive factory on track, but to pursue electrification

NEW DELHI General Electric's plan to build a diesel locomotive factory in eastern India is proceeding as planned, the nation's railways minister said on Thursday, aiming to allay the U.S. firm's concerns that India was unilaterally making changes to the contract.

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