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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.

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Oct 20 2017

Exclusive: Qatar diplomatic crisis delays sale of Gulf shipping firm, sources say

LONDON/DUBAI Qatar's diplomatic crisis is holding up the sale of a shipping company it part owns, one of the latest signs of an emerging corporate fall-out that Doha is facing after Arab countries cut relations in June, sources familiar with the matter said.

Oct 18 2017

Qatar's CBQ swings to profit in third quarter

DUBAI, Oct 18 Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), the Gulf Arab state's third-largest lender by assets, swung to a third-quarter net profit on Wednesday but missed analysts' average forecasts.

Oct 17 2017

Qatar National Bank's 2017 loan growth to rise 12-14 pct -analysts

DUBAI, Oct 17 Qatar National Bank (QNB), the largest lender in the Middle East and Africa by assets, expects loan growth of 12-14 percent this year, propelled by government infrastructure spending, analysts said after a call with QNB's finance chief.

Oct 15 2017

Qatar National Bank aims to refinance $3 bln loan by year-end –sources

DUBAI, Oct 15 Qatar National Bank, the largest Gulf Arab bank, has approached commercial banks for the refinancing of a $3 billion loan due next March, saying it would like to complete the deal before the end of 2017, sources familiar with the matter said.

Oct 10 2017

Qatar International Islamic Bank readies $2 bln sukuk programme

DUBAI, Oct 10 Qatar International Islamic Bank has finished creating a $2 billion sukuk issuance programme and is preparing to issue its first bond from the scheme when market conditions improve, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Sep 19 2017

Atlas Jewellery debt resolution plan hits stumbling block -sources

DUBAI/ABU DHABI Three banks are blocking a deal aimed at resolving the close to 500 million dirhams ($136.1 million) debt troubles of Dubai-based Atlas Jewellery, banking sources said.

Sep 19 2017

Toronto Stock Exchange seeks partnerships with Gulf bourses

DUBAI The Toronto Stock Exchange, which is vying to host Saudi Aramco's overseas listing, is exploring partnerships with bourses in the Gulf to help it tap into energy privatizations there. The exchange, the global leader for oil and gas listings, expects that such collaborations would encourage parallel listings of Middle East companies, said Monica Rovers, head of business development for global energy at Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, part of the TMX Group .

Sep 18 2017

Diplomatic damage to Qatar economy mounts as insurer closes UAE branch

DUBAI A Qatari insurance company is closing its branch in Abu Dhabi because authorities there have not renewed its license, a sign of how the region's diplomatic crisis is starting to have long-term effects on its economy.

Sep 12 2017

Doha Bank cuts staff after Qatar's rift with neighbors: sources

DUBAI Doha Bank has cut around 10 jobs in the United Arab Emirates and plans to put some staff in the region on unpaid leave, sources said, as it copes with the fallout from Qatar's rift with its Arab neighbors.

Sep 11 2017

Abu Dhabi sheikh seeks to sell Qatar tower amid regional rift: sources

DUBAI A company owned by a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family is seeking to sell Dolphin Tower in Doha, the Qatari headquarters of natural gas supplier Dolphin Energy, say sources, the latest sign of the United Arab Emirates attempting to trim ties with Qatar amid a diplomatic dispute.

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