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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 03 2018

Exclusive: Saudi state finalized ownership transfer of $10 billion financial district

RIYADH The Saudi government has finalized terms to transfer ownership of the kingdom's glitzy $10 billion financial district in Riyadh to the finance ministry and Public Investment Fund (PIF), five sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

May 02 2018

Saudi Arabia's Almarai aims to refinance 1.7 bln riyals sukuk by Q3 -CFO

RIYADH, May 2 Saudi Arabia's Almarai aims to refinance its 1.7 billion riyals ($453.3 million) sukuk by the third quarter and has hired an international adviser to complete the process, its chief financial officer told Reuters.

Mar 28 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Farabi Petrochemicals shortlists banks for $1 billion project: sources

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's privately owned Farabi Petrochemicals Company has shortlisted a group of banks to finance the development of a new petrochemical complex worth 4 billion riyals ($1.07 billion), banking sources familiar with the matter said.

Mar 22 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden approaches banks to refinance subsidiary loan - sources

DUBAI, March 22 Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) is seeking to refinance around $1 billion of bank debt raised for its subsidiary Ma'aden Bauxite and Alumina Company (MBAC), three banking sources familiar with the matter said.

Mar 15 2018

Exclusive: Saudi state expected to take 35 percent stake in Saudi Binladin Group

RIYADH/DUBAI The Saudi government is expected to take a 35 percent stake in construction giant Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) as part of a financial settlement with state authorities, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Mar 15 2018

Saudi Arabia picks Citi, Goldman, HSBC, Morgan Stanley for new bond: sources

DUBAI Saudi Arabia has selected Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley as the main banks that will arrange its next U.S. dollar bond issue, sources familiar with the matter said.

Mar 07 2018

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks down with global markets; Saudi and Egypt defy trend

DUBAI, March 7 Gulf stocks mostly fell on Wednesday, with only Saudi Arabia resisting a broad decline in global markets after the resignation of a key White House economic adviser sparked fears of a trade war.

Feb 18 2018

In boost to reform, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approves bankruptcy law

DUBAI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's cabinet has approved a bankruptcy law, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, giving a boost to efforts to make the kingdom more enticing to investors.

Feb 07 2018

Saudi Arabia plans to seize controlling stake in broadcaster MBC: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi authorities plan to take ownership of a majority stake in MBC Group, the Middle East's largest private media company, as they move to seize assets from those caught up in an anti-corruption probe, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

Feb 02 2018

From a luxury 'prison,' an exclusive interview with Saudi Prince Alwaleed

RIYDAH - The global renown of billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal made his involuntary detention in early November at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel one of the biggest single shocks of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption crackdown.

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