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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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Nov 02 2017

Saudi Arabia to push back balanced budget goal to 2023, sources say

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/RIYADH Saudi Arabia's government plans to push back the target date for eliminating a state budget deficit caused by low oil prices to 2023 from 2020, sources briefed by finance ministry officials told Reuters on Thursday.

May 21 2017

OPEC heads towards supply cut extension as Saudi signals most on board

RIYADH OPEC and other oil producers are on course to agree an extension of supply cuts at a meeting on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia saying most participants are on board with the plan to rein in a global supply glut.

May 04 2017

Saudi Arabia avoids financial crisis - now for the hard part

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has dodged a financial crisis due to low oil prices by slashing state spending and borrowing tens of billions of dollars abroad, but now it faces a tougher challenge: getting the economy growing again.

May 03 2017

Saudi Arabia says close to major deals in $100 billion housing scheme

RIYADH Saudi Arabia is close to striking deals with South Korean and Chinese firms under a $100 billion project to build 1 million low-cost homes over the next five years, its housing minister said on Wednesday.

May 02 2017

Saudi prince says economic reforms working, promises huge investments

RIYADH The prince overseeing Saudi Arabia's economy said his radical reforms were succeeding in protecting the kingdom against low oil prices, and he promised massive investments in coming years to help diversify the economy beyond oil.

May 02 2017

Saudi's SABIC looking at $3 billion-$6 billion acquisition opportunities

RIYADH Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is evaluating acquisition opportunities in the range of $3 billion to $6 billion in petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and fertilisers, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Apr 27 2017

Saudis eye $200 billion in revenue as privatization drive starts up

RIYADH The Saudi Arabian government believes it can raise around $200 billion in the next several years by selling stakes in state enterprises ranging from hospitals to airports and grain silos.

Apr 27 2017

Saudi government says making faster than expected progress in cutting costs

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's government is making faster than expected progress in cutting costs and that is the main reason for a stronger budget position so far this year than originally projected, a top official said on Thursday.

Apr 27 2017

Saudi govt says making faster than expected progress in cutting costs

RIYADH, April 27 Saudi Arabia's government is making faster than expected progress in cutting costs and that is the main reason for a stronger budget position so far this year than originally projected, a top official said on Thursday.

Apr 25 2017

Saudi exchange may be ready for equity futures, options in 24 months

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's stock exchange should be ready to introduce equity futures and options in about 24 months, after it completes reforms to help it manage the risks of such products, the exchange's chief executive Khalid al-Hussan said.

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