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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

18 Oct 2017

High Noon.com: Battle for Saudi e-commerce market begins

RIYADH In Saudi Arabia, a kingdom where postal codes are rarely used, most people pay in cash, and shopping is done in giant air-conditioned malls, building an online retail business is no easy task. | Video

11 Oct 2017

Exclusive - Saudi Arabia preparing tougher rules for insurers - sources

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia's central bank is preparing tougher rules for insurance companies as part of a drive to create a smaller number of stronger market players operating in the country, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

09 Oct 2017

Saudi sovereign fund creates $1.07 bln "fund of funds" to back SMEs

RIYADH, Oct 9 Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) said on Monday it is creating a 4 billion riyal ($1.07 billion) "fund of funds" to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

04 Oct 2017

Saudi central bank paints rosy picture of economy

RIYADH Top Saudi central bank officials painted a highly positive picture of the economy at a rare news conference on Wednesday, saying growth was likely to strengthen and they were not worried by deflation.

03 Oct 2017

When women drive the story in Saudi Arabia

All public spaces in Saudi Arabia enforce some level of gender segregation, down to the checkout lines at mall cafeterias. Sometimes they are divided into men's and women's sections, while others are designated "singles" (male) and "family."

02 Oct 2017

When women drive the story in Saudi Arabia

All public spaces in Saudi Arabia enforce some level of gender segregation, down to the checkout lines at mall cafeterias. Sometimes they are divided into men's and women's sections, while others are designated "singles" (male) and "family."

02 Oct 2017

Saudi women can drive at last but some say price is silence

RIYADH Saudi Arabian women were given the right to drive last week after nearly three decades of campaigning, but some activists say that breakthrough has come with a price: their silence.

01 Oct 2017

Saudi market regulator loosens asset management rules

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's markets regulator loosened its rules for licensing asset management and other investment firms on Sunday, according to a presentation by senior officials at the Capital Market Authority (CMA).

27 Sep 2017

'Rain begins with a single drop' - Saudi women rejoice at end of driving ban

RIYADH Saudi Arabian women rejoiced at their new freedom to drive on Wednesday, with some taking to the roads even though licences will not be issued for nine months. | Video

27 Sep 2017

End to women's driving ban to save Saudis billions, support reforms

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia's decision to end a driving ban for women is likely to save families billions of dollars, boost industries from car sales to insurance, and reassure investors that the kingdom's push to diversify its economy beyond oil is on track.

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