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.
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LONDON/DUBAI Dubai is looking into creating a $1 billion investment fund focused on shipping to develop the Gulf city's maritime sector and ride out a global industry downturn, three finance sources familiar with the plans say.
DUBAI Kuwait's Agility, one of the largest Gulf logistics companies, said it would be able to bid again for new United States government work after settling a criminal case involving food-supply contracts to the U.S. military between 2003 to 2010.
LONDON/DUBAI Gulf-based bidders have emerged for the part-owned subsidiary of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) whose sale is key to finalizing the merger between UASC and German container shipping line Hapag Lloyd , sources close to the matter said.
DUBAI/ABU DHABI, May 22 UAE health operator NMC Health, asset manager Ashmore Group and Dallah Health are separately considering bids for the Jeddah-based medical services business of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) which could fetch $500 million, sources familiar with the deal said.
ABU DHABI/DUBAI U.S. agricultural trader Bunge is looking to bid for the Saudi state grain company's milling operations, sources said, the second global commodities company to show interest in the privatization of the kingdom's sole wheat and barley buyer.
DUBAI UAE Exchange Group, a global remittance and foreign exchange business, aims to spend between $250 million and $300 million (£192 million to £230.4 million) on acquisitions to build its global market share, its chief executive said.
DUBAI An expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport has been delayed by a year until 2018, the airport's operator said on Wednesday.
DUBAI One of the world's largest privatization programs is drawing foreign investment banks and private equity (PE) firms to Saudi Arabia, despite the prospect of low fees and an uncertain regulatory environment.
DUBAI, May 15 DAMAC Properties expects around 11,000 to 12,000 residential properties to hit the Dubai market in 2017, a steady increase compared to the average over the last two years, the group's chief finance officer said.
DUBAI JPMorgan will increase the number of bankers it has in Saudi Arabia to around 80 by the end of the year to capitalise on the increase in equity market activity and mergers and acquisitions in the kingdom, a senior executive said.