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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

13 Oct 2017

Saudi Aramco in stake sale talks with Chinese investor - sources

DUBAI/NEW YORK Saudi Aramco is considering the sale of a stake to a Chinese investor as plans for its highly-anticipated international public offering are pushed beyond its 2018 target, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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.

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.

20 Sep 2017

MIDEAST MONEY-Abu Dhabi targets IPOs worth $5 bln ahead of Saudi Aramco

DUBAI/ABU DHABI, Sept 20 Abu Dhabi is hoping to fast-track at least $5 billion of stock market listings by state-backed companies next year before Saudi Aramco's planned $100 billion IPO dominates investor demand.

18 Sep 2017

Diplomatic damage to Qatar economy mounts as insurer closes UAE branch

DUBAI A Qatari insurance company is closing its branch in Abu Dhabi because authorities there have not renewed its licence, a sign of how the region's diplomatic crisis is starting to have long-term effects on its economy.

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.

10 Sep 2017

ADNOC could list stake in fuel retail business in early 2018: sources

DUBAI Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) could list more than 10 percent of its fuel retail business by early 2018 and one or two more businesses later as part of a major shake-up, sources familiar with the matter said.

10 Sep 2017

Abu Dhabi weighing sale of 24 pct stake in insurance firm ADNIC-sources

DUBAI/ABU DHABI Sept 10 State-backed Abu Dhabi Investment Council is weighing the sale of its nearly 24 percent stake in Abu Dhabi National Insurance Co (ADNIC), with Allianz among groups showing initial interest in buying it, sources familiar with the matter said.

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