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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

May 15 2018

UAE firm plans Abu Dhabi-listed ETF to play Saudi equities boom

DUBAI, May 15 A United Arab Emirates financial firm plans to create an exchange-traded fund focused on Saudi Arabian equities and list it on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, tapping into surging regional demand for Saudi shares.

May 10 2018

Big Gulf Arab economies may be winners as U.S. exits Iran deal

DUBAI Surging oil prices mean the big Arab countries of the Gulf -- especially Saudi Arabia -- look set to gain financially as well as politically from U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. | Video

May 09 2018

Iran rial plunges to new low after Trump decides to leave nuclear deal

DUBAI The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar in the free market on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, fuelling fears of an economic crisis in Iran.

May 09 2018

Iran rial plunges to new low after Trump decides to leave nuclear deal

DUBAI The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar in the free market on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from a deal on Tehran's nuclear program, fuelling fears of an economic crisis in Iran.

May 09 2018

Iran rial plunges to new low after Trump decides to leave nuclear deal

DUBAI, May 9 The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar in the free market on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, fuelling fears of an economic crisis in Iran.

May 08 2018

Iran rial near record lows as Trump decision on nuclear deal looms

DUBAI Iran's rial traded near record lows against the dollar in the free market on Tuesday as Iranians tried to buy hard currency, fearing economic turmoil if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

May 06 2018

Saudi sovereign fund plans entertainment centers across kingdom

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund will set up a network of entertainment centers across the kingdom as the government tries to jump-start a domestic leisure industry, the chairman of the company carrying out the plan said on Sunday.

May 06 2018

Saudi Arabia aims to build buses, operate toll roads: transport minister

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has held preliminary discussions with foreign firms about manufacturing buses domestically and plans to convert part of its highway system into toll roads to help make its transport system more efficient, the transport minister said.

May 06 2018

INTERVIEW-Saudi Arabia aims to build buses, operate toll roads -transport minister

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 6 Saudi Arabia has held preliminary discussions with foreign firms about manufacturing buses domestically and plans to convert part of its highway system into toll roads to help make its transport system more efficient, the transport minister said.

May 03 2018

Slumping economy overhangs Saudi reforms as officials, businessmen meet

RIYADH A slump in Saudi Arabia's economy cast a shadow over ambitious plans for reform this week as top officials met businessmen to discuss freeing the kingdom from its dependence on oil exports.

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