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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 12 2018

With assembly team and samosas, IKEA lays ground for India debut

MUMBAI/STOCKHOLM IKEA is set to open its first store in India next month, and the world's biggest furniture retailer is localizing its offering - from the food menu to its "do-it-yourself" (DIY) assembly model - to ensure success in the country.

May 31 2018

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

KOCHI/MUMBAI Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

May 31 2018

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

KOCHI/MUMBAI, May 31 Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

May 30 2018

Graphic: The woes of India's state banking sector in four charts

MUMBAI India's state-run banks posted a combined loss of 853.7 billion rupees ($12.65 billion) in the fiscal year ended this March, according to data compiled by Reuters, as their provisions for bad loans surged following stricter central bank rules.

May 29 2018

UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak

DUBAI/MUMBAI The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the southern Indian state of Kerala where 13 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus, the Gulf state said on Tuesday.

May 28 2018

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

MUMBAI/KOCHI India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease.

May 25 2018

Bank of Baroda, IDBI post big fourth-quarter losses as bad loans surge

MUMBAI Bank of Baroda and IDBI Bank reported big fourth-quarter losses on Friday, continuing the losing streak of state-run lenders which have been hit by tighter central bank rules on bad loans.

May 24 2018

India's petrol, diesel prices surge to record

NEW DELHI Pump prices of petrol and diesel in India surged to a record high on Thursday, raising pressure on the government to find a solution to provide relief to consumers without taking a hit on its finances.

Apr 25 2018

Suitors for India's Fortis revise bids ahead of panel recommendation

BENGALURU India's Manipal Hospitals Enterprises Private Ltd raised its offer for rival Fortis Healthcare Ltd for the second time in a month, now valuing Fortis' hospital business about 4 percent more than it had earlier.

Apr 20 2018

Fortis in five-way battle for control as KKR-backed firm makes offer

The battle for control of India's Fortis Healthcare Ltd intensified after KKR-backed Radiant Life Care Private Ltd entered the fray with an offer to buy more than a quarter of the cash-strapped company's hospital business.

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