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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

19 Oct 2017

Help wanted: UAE retailer trawls Silicon Valley for data specialists

DUBAI Dubai's Majid Al Futtaim, the Middle East operator of French retailer Carrefour SA, is hiring 200 people as it rolls out an ambitious strategy to expand its digital and e-commerce operations, its chief executive told Reuters.

08 Oct 2017

Emirates's chief says first-half performance better than last year

DUBAI Emirates [EMIRA.UL], the Middle East's largest airline, has had a better first half in the current financial year than the same period a year ago when it reported a 75 percent decline in profits.

04 Oct 2017

Government has enough reserves to support Qatari banks: Qatar central bank

DUBAI Qatar's government has enough reserves to support its banks in the face of sanctions imposed by other Arab states and reports of its banking system being under strain are false, its central bank governor said on Wednesday.

03 Oct 2017

Investcorp eyes businesses linked to Aramco, Saudi healthcare

ABU DHABI Bahrain-listed Investcorp aims to invest in companies that support oil giant Saudi Aramco and is also eyeing healthcare and education assets being sold in Saudi Arabia's privatization drive, its executive chairman said.

02 Oct 2017

Emaar's property development business valued at $6.5 billion ahead of Dubai IPO - sources

DUBAI The real estate development business of Emaar Properties , which is being listed in an initial public offering (IPO) in Dubai, is expected to be valued at 24 billion dirhams ($6.5 bln), two people familiar with the deal said.

02 Oct 2017

Emaar's property development business valued at $6.5 bln ahead of Dubai IPO -sources

DUBAI, Oct 2 The real estate development business of Emaar Properties, which is being listed in Dubai, is expected to be valued at 24 billion dirhams ($6.5 bln), two people familiar with the deal said.

02 Oct 2017

Kuwait seeks advisors for stock exchange IPO -sources

DUBAI/KUWAIT Kuwait has invited bids for financial advisors to manage the initial public offering of its stock exchange, sources told Reuters.

02 Oct 2017

Saudi's Savola Group in talks to buy confectionery maker for $300 million: sources

DUBAI Savola Group,, Saudi Arabia's largest food products company, is in talks to buy sweets and confectionery maker Sanabel Al-Salam in a deal worth $300 million, sources told Reuters.

12 Sep 2017

Doha Bank cuts staff after Qatar's rift with neighbors: sources

DUBAI Doha Bank has cut around 10 jobs in the United Arab Emirates and plans to put some staff in the region on unpaid leave, sources said, as it copes with the fallout from Qatar's rift with its Arab neighbors.

12 Sep 2017

France's Credit Agricole to sell Saudi bank stake to Prince Alwaleed's firm

DUBAI/PARIS France's Credit Agricole has agreed to sell about half its 31.1 percent stake in Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) to billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding for 5.76 billion riyals (1.16 billion pounds).

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