Reuters announced on Friday that it will significantly increase its news coverage of India, more than doubling the number of Reuters journalists covering India.
The move marks a significant expansion of Reuters’ coverage of local foreign exchange, fixed income and equity markets, government policy, the regulatory landscape and public companies to provide the primary news service for Refinitiv’s clients in India .
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Teams in Reuters India offices will produce a steady stream of quick alerts, exclusives, interviews, analysis and trending stories for the trading and investing community.
The enhanced coverage will be led by Ira Dugal, who joins Reuters as financial news editor, India. He will play a critical role in delivering an in-depth news and markets offering for Refinitiv’s clients in India and beyond. Dugal was previously at BQ Prime, where she served as executive editor.
“The investment in Reuters India’s coverage will provide an integrated, high-quality news service that excels in both depth and breadth, providing coverage at a scale and speed that only Reuters can deliver,” said Acting President of Reuters Matt Keen. “Reuters brings enterprise-grade technology and a global infrastructure that ensures consistency and continuity of service 24/7 to deliver the most trusted and unbiased news in the Indian market.”
“Expanding our footprint in India will enable Reuters to provide unparalleled coverage of Indian business and financial markets in India and around the world,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni. “We are delighted to have Ira join the team to lead Reuters’ coverage of this critical story.”
Ranjit Pawar, Market Head, South Asia, Refinitiv, said: “Reuters’s stronger focus on Indian news will deliver an enhanced experience for our Eikon and Workspace users, enabling clients to build innovative digital solutions driven by news With expanded coverage, we hope our users will benefit from breaking news and opinions, be the first to hear about government or regulatory changes, and gain deeper insights into the forex, fixed income and equity markets .