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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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16 Oct 2017

Algeria sees energy law amendment by end of 2018

ALGIERS, Oct 16 Algeria aims to amend its energy law in 2018 as it plans to improve contract terms to attract needed foreign investment, authorities said on Monday, giving the first timeline for a much-anticipated move.

12 Sep 2017

Algeria turns to Islamic finance, bourse to rescue 'worrying' economy

ALGIERS Algeria's new government will introduce Islamic finance and develop its stock market to draw more investment into the economy as it struggles to cope with a sharp fall in energy earnings, according to an official document.

30 Jun 2017

Algerian parliament approves government's economic, social reform plans

ALGIERS Algeria's parliament approved government plans late on Thursday to overhaul the country's long-standing subsidy policy, launch Islamic finance and set new taxes, in a fresh attempt to cope with a sharp fall in energy earnings.

13 Jun 2017

Algeria, France urge political solution in Libya to halt terrorism

ALGIERS The foreign ministers of Algeria and France on Tuesday urged Libya's rival armed factions to seek a political solution in the North African country to help stem the spread of militant groups there and potential spillover across its borders.

13 Jun 2017

Algeria, France urge political solution in Libya to halt terrorism

ALGIERS, June 13 The foreign ministers of Algeria and France on Tuesday urged Libya's rival armed factions to seek a political solution in the North African country to help stem the spread of militant groups there and potential spillover across its borders.

25 Oct 2016

Algeria aims to accelerate diversification, subsidy reforms

ALGIERS Algeria is preparing to speed up the diversification of its oil-reliant economy in the coming year after starting to cut state subsidies to offset a fall in energy earnings, the head of parliament's finance committee said.

25 Sep 2016

Algeria plans bank privatizations as oil money dries up

ALGIERS Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide, a senior financial official said.

25 Sep 2016

Algeria plans bank privatizations as oil money dries up

ALGIERS Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide, a senior financial official said.

18 Sep 2016

OPEC secretary-general says may call extra meeting if consensus at Algiers - APS

ALGIERS OPEC members may call an extraordinary meeting to discuss oil prices if they reach consensus at an informal gathering in Algiers this month, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo said during a visit to Algeria, the country's state news agency APS reported on Sunday.

27 Jul 2016

Algeria to implement 'new growth model' to cope with oil price drop

ALGIERS, July 27 OPEC member Algeria says it will launch a new "economic growth model" for the next four years focussed on reforming the tax system to bring in more revenue and reduce dependence on energy exports.

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