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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

Nov 14 2017

Egypt's CIB to boost Tier 2 debt as it looks to African growth

DUBAI, Nov 14 Egypt's Commercial International Bank (CIB) plans to boost Tier 2 capital through dollar-denominated subordinated loans as it seeks to diversify its equity base and back expansion plans in Africa, its chairman and managing director said on Tuesday.

Nov 13 2017

Oman’s Duqm Refinery to seek $6 bln bank funding soon - sources

DUBAI, Nov 13 Oman's Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Co will approach banks in about two weeks for the debt financing it needs to back a $6 billion refinery project, banking sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Nov 13 2017

Kuwait banks told to examine Saudi accounts after arrests: sources

KUWAIT CITY/DUBAI Kuwaiti banks have been told by the central bank to provide account details relating to some Saudi Arabian nationals, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.

Nov 09 2017

Saudi says it has questioned 208 in graft inquiry, $100 billion stolen

ABU DHABI/DUBAI Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti-corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion (76.42 billion pounds) has been stolen through graft, a top official said on Thursday as the inquiry expanded beyond the kingdom's borders.

Nov 09 2017

Saudi graft inquiry spreads beyond borders as UAE examines bank accounts

ABU DHABI/DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption has spread beyond its borders as regulators in the United Arab Emirates ask UAE banks for information about Saudi citizens detained in the investigation, a possible prelude to freezing their accounts.

Nov 08 2017

Creditors of troubled Saudi Binladin receive loan payments- sources

DUBAI/RIYADH, Nov 8 Creditors of troubled construction heavyweight Saudi Binladin Group have received 1.85 billion riyals ($493 million) in loan payments related to Saudi Arabia's Grand Mosque project in Mecca, banking sources told Reuters.

Nov 07 2017

Saudi banks freeze more than 1,200 accounts in probe, number still rising: sources

DUBAI Saudi Arabian banks have frozen more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government's anti-corruption purge, bankers and lawyers said on Tuesday.

Nov 07 2017

Saudi banks freeze more than 1,200 accounts in probe, number still rising: sources

DUBAI Saudi Arabian banks have frozen more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government's anti-corruption purge, bankers and lawyers said on Tuesday.

Nov 07 2017

JPMorgan sees more Saudi firms looking at overseas listings after Aramco

ABU DHABI JPMorgan is in early talks with Saudi Arabian companies about overseas listings, its investment bank chief said, raising the possibility that more firms could join oil giant Saudi Aramco in seeking an international flotation.

Nov 05 2017

Saudi Prince Alwaleed has invested billions in companies around globe

DUBAI The detention of Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, known for his big bets on Citigroup and other top Western companies, could have an impact on billions of dollars of investments around the world.

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