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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 10 2018

A Canadian tweet in a Saudi king's court crosses a red line

OTTAWA/RIYADH/DUBAI For years, Canadian pressure on human rights in Saudi Arabia had elicited no more than a standard rejection. But all that changed last week, when a Canadian complaint was translated into Arabic and set off a diplomatic row.

Aug 08 2018

Saudi-Canada row could further rattle foreign investors eyeing kingdom

DUBAI A worsening row between Saudi Arabia and Canada about human rights threatens to undermine Riyadh's foreign investment drive, a campaign already unsettled by a series of assertive political and diplomatic initiatives by the top oil exporter.

Aug 08 2018

Saudi-Canada row could further rattle foreign investors eying kingdom

DUBAI A worsening row between Saudi Arabia and Canada about human rights threatens to undermine Riyadh's foreign investment drive, a campaign already unsettled by a series of assertive political and diplomatic initiatives by the top oil exporter.

Jul 11 2018

Owners of Saudi schools operator weigh sale of business: sources

DUBAI The owners of Ma'arif for Education & Training, the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia, are in talks about selling the business, two sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jun 04 2018

Saudi Aramco restructures non-oil assets ahead of IPO: sources

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia/DUBAI Saudi Aramco has created a subsidiary to house its multibillion-dollar pension fund and could spin off its aviation division, sources said, as it restructures some assets not related to oil and gas ahead of its planned initial public offering (IPO).

May 29 2018

Chairman of Saudi media group MBC allowed to travel to Dubai

DUBAI, May 29 Saudi Arabian authorities have allowed MBC Group chairman Waleed al-Ibrahim to leave the kingdom for the first time since he was swept up in an anti-graft purge late last year.

May 24 2018

Exclusive: Saudi Binladin Group to be slimmed down, renamed: sources

DUBAI/RIYADH Saudi Binladin Group will be slimmed down and renamed, six sources familiar with the matter said, after the government seized management control of the construction giant from family members that were swept up in an anti-graft drive.

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.

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