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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

Aug 17 2017

Saudi Arabia to restart work on $26.6 billion Grand Mosque expansion

DUBAI Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at the site that killed 107 people, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Aug 17 2017

Saudi Arabia to restart work on $26.6 billion Grand Mosque expansion

DUBAI Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion (20.66 billion pounds) expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at the site that killed 107 people, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Aug 17 2017

Saudi Arabia to restart work on $26.6 bln Grand Mosque expansion

DUBAI, Aug 17 Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at the site that killed 107 people, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Aug 14 2017

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia to resume building mammoth Mecca hotel - sources

DUBAI Saudi Arabia is set to restart work on one of the world's largest hotel projects, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai in Mecca, where a financial squeeze halted construction in 2015.

Aug 06 2017

Qatar's IHG to list on bourse despite diplomatic crisis

DUBAI, Aug 6 Family-owned Qatari conglomerate Investment Holding Group plans to list on the local stock market next week in a sign that authorities intend to push ahead with developing Qatar's financial markets despite a diplomatic crisis.

Jun 05 2017

MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar, GCC markets set to drop as ties severed

DUBAI, June 5 Stock markets in Qatar and the rest of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council look set to drop on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

May 22 2017

Melania Trump hails 'empowerment of women' at Saudi company visit

RIYADH U.S. First Lady Melania Trump praised the "empowerment of women" at a General Electric all-female service center in the Saudi capital on Sunday, saying the women should work together and educate their children well. | Video

Apr 13 2017

Dubai's Shuaa moving HQ to Abu Dhabi -sources

DUBAI, April 12 Dubai-listed investment bank Shuaa Capital plans to move its headquarters to Abu Dhabi, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Mar 23 2017

Saudi Aramco chooses hybrid sukuk structure for first debt issue

DUBAI Saudi Aramco has chosen a commonly used hybrid structure for a domestic offer of riyal-denominated Islamic bonds that will be the state-owned oil giant's first debt sale, the prospectus for the offer showed.

Mar 23 2017

Saudi Aramco chooses hybrid sukuk structure for first debt issue

DUBAI, March 23 Saudi Aramco has chosen a commonly used hybrid structure for a domestic offer of riyal-denominated Islamic bonds that will be the state-owned oil giant's first debt sale, the prospectus for the offer showed.

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