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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

Jan 07 2018

Mideast Money: Surge in foreign fund inflows sets stage for Egyptian boom

CAIRO/DUBAI Encouraged by Egypt's economic reforms, a major gas find, streamlined business rules and a devalued currency, investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the North African country after years of political turmoil.

Dec 20 2017

Qatar's currency manipulation probe could curb offshore FX trade, risk Gulf backlash

DUBAI Qatar's investigation into alleged manipulation of its currency could give it more control over exchange rates but make some international banks more wary of doing business with Doha.

Dec 13 2017

Saudi Aramco seeks IPO bookrunners, global coordinators - sources

LONDON/DUBAI State oil giant Saudi Aramco is seeking proposals from bankers before the end of the year for roles of bookrunners and global coordinators for its initial public offering (IPO) planned for 2018, two sources close to the matter said.

Dec 13 2017

Saudi Aramco seeks IPO bookrunners, global coordinators: sources

LONDON/DUBAI State oil giant Saudi Aramco is seeking proposals from bankers before the end of the year for roles of bookrunners and global coordinators for its initial public offering (IPO) planned for 2018, two sources close to the matter said.

Dec 01 2017

Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

DUBAI/RIYADH Saudi Arabia's $300-billion privatization program was billed as the sale of the century when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his plan to great fanfare. Nineteen months later, it is moving at a snail's pace, bankers, investors and analysts familiar with the process say.

Nov 29 2017

Senior Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement: official

RIYADH Senior Saudi Arabian prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, has been freed after agreeing to pay over $1 billion to settle corruption allegations against him, a Saudi official said on Wednesday. | Video

Nov 22 2017

UAE central bank: request on Saudi accounts was just information-gathering

ABU DHABI A request by the United Arab Emirates central bank for local banks and finance companies to provide details of the accounts of 19 Saudi Arabian citizens was just an information-gathering exercise, the central bank governor told reporters on Wednesday.

Nov 21 2017

Noor Bank to move away from unsecured small business lending- CEO

DUBAI, Nov 21 Dubai-based lender Noor Bank is to move away from unsecured lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, its chief executive told Reuters, after a rise in bad debts within this sector.

Nov 20 2017

UAE oil firm ADNOC may offer 20 percent stake in fuel unit

DUBAI/ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) said on Monday it may sell as much as a 20 percent stake in its fuel distribution unit, potentially raising up to $2.8 billion.

Nov 13 2017

Value of Saudi sovereign fund jumps amid market turmoil

DUBAI As Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption purge sends the shares of some if its companies into a tailspin, the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund has gained in value.

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