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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

Feb 22 2018

Bahrain's Batelco expects profit rebound, M&A activity in 2018

DUBAI, Feb 22 Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) is anticipating profit of 40 to 45 million dinars in 2018 and is on the look out for acquisition opportunities in the telecoms and digital spaces, its executives said on on Thursday.

Feb 22 2018

Jump in Islamic tax liabilities worries Saudi banks

RIYADH/DUBAI A jump in retroactive Islamic tax liabilities faced by Saudi Arabian banks is creating concern about damage to their earnings and the government's motives in demanding the money.

Feb 21 2018

Saudi Arabia's Samba, Alawwal underline banking upturn

DUBAI, Feb 21 Saudi Arabian banks showed more evidence of improving results on Wednesday with stronger fourth-quarter performances from two of the kingdom's larger lenders.

Feb 21 2018

Bahrain selects banks for planned international bond issue -sources

MANAMA/DUBAI, Feb 21 Bahrain's government has selected banks for a planned international bond issue, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Feb 20 2018

Relax and invest, Saudi prince tells investors after corruption crackdown

RIYADH/DUBAI Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business.

Feb 20 2018

Qatar's Commercial Bank agrees to sell stake in UAE's UAB to Tabarak: sources

ABU DHABI/DUBAI Commercial Bank , Qatar's third largest bank by assets, has agreed, in principle, to sell its 40 percent stake in Abu Dhabi-listed United Arab Bank to United Arab Emirates-based Tabarak Investment, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

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 13 2018

UAE banks eye end to $22 billion Saudi debt saga

DUBAI Banks in the United Arab Emirates are hopeful of recovering some funds in 2018 from the multibillion-dollar collapse of Saudi Arabia's Saad Group and Ahmad Hamad al-Gosaibi & Bros Co (AHAB) nearly a decade ago, a senior banking official told Reuters.

Feb 08 2018

Investcorp to fit out some of its part-owned Saudi gyms for women

ABU DHABI Bahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp is turning some of the gyms it part owns in Saudi Arabia into women-only facilities in response to surging demand, its co-chief executive said on Thursday.

Feb 07 2018

Citigroup targets rapid Middle East, Africa growth in 2018

ABU DHABI Citigroup expects 2018 to be its best year for investment banking in the Middle East and Africa in at least a decade, likely led by Saudi Arabia, a senior executive at the U.S. bank said.

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