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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

Sep 10 2017

Bahrain tightens Islamic finance rules with mandatory external audit

DUBAI, Sept 10 Bahrain is tightening its rules for Islamic banks by requiring all of them to undergo independent, external audits to certify they are following Muslim laws known as sharia.

Sep 09 2017

Saudi assures investors that reforms, Aramco IPO on track

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's government assured investors on Saturday that its Vision 2030 economic reform program, including the sale of a stake in national oil giant Saudi Aramco, was on track despite plans to adjust part of it.

Aug 30 2017

Qatar resisting sanctions effectively, IMF official says

DUBAI Qatar's government has acted effectively in protecting the economy against sanctions imposed by other Arab countries, an International Monetary Fund official said on Wednesday after leading an IMF team on a week-long visit to Doha.

Aug 30 2017

Value of Trump's brand up in Middle East, his Gulf partner says

DUBAI The value of Donald Trump's brand in the Middle East has risen since he visited the region to meet local leaders, his main business partner in the region said, reporting strong sales of homes at a Dubai golf course development bearing Trump's name.

Aug 24 2017

Saudi foreign reserves resume falling in July

DUBAI, Aug 24 Saudi Arabia's foreign reserves resumed falling in July, central bank data showed on Thursday, suggesting the government may remain under pressure to draw them down to cover a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.

Aug 24 2017

Sluggish July imports in Qatar show sanctions still hurting economy

DUBAI Qatar's imports recovered only slightly in July after plunging in June, government data released on Thursday showed, suggesting the country's economy is still suffering from sanctions imposed by other Gulf states.

Aug 22 2017

Qatar deposits $6.9 billion in banks in July to offset crisis outflows

DUBAI Qatar's government deposited nearly $7 billion in the local banking system during July to offset a pull-out of funds by banks from other Arab states due to the region's diplomatic crisis, Qatari central bank data showed on Tuesday.

Aug 19 2017

Gulf project awards slumped in H1 but will pick up: MEED study

DUBAI Contracts awarded to build economic projects in the Gulf's rich Arab oil exporting states slumped in the first half of this year but are expected to pick up in the second half, a data service tracking the industry said on Saturday.

Aug 15 2017

Sanctions boost food prices, hurt real estate in Qatar in July

DUBAI Sanctions imposed by other Arab states are continuing to push up food prices in Qatar while hurting the real estate market, but not to the point of damaging the economy severely, according to inflation figures released by the government on Tuesday.

Aug 15 2017

Sanctions boost food prices, hurt real estate in Qatar in July

DUBAI, Aug 15 Sanctions imposed by other Arab states are continuing to push up food prices in Qatar while hurting the real estate market, but not to the point of damaging the economy severely, according to inflation figures released by the government on Tuesday.

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