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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DUBAI, Oct 18 Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), the Gulf Arab state's third-largest lender by assets, swung to a third-quarter net profit on Wednesday but missed analysts' average forecasts.
DUBAI, Oct 17 Qatar National Bank (QNB), the largest lender in the Middle East and Africa by assets, expects loan growth of 12-14 percent this year, propelled by government infrastructure spending, analysts said after a call with QNB's finance chief.
DUBAI, Oct 15 Qatar National Bank, the largest Gulf Arab bank, has approached commercial banks for the refinancing of a $3 billion loan due next March, saying it would like to complete the deal before the end of 2017, sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI, Oct 10 Qatar International Islamic Bank has finished creating a $2 billion sukuk issuance programme and is preparing to issue its first bond from the scheme when market conditions improve, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
DUBAI/ABU DHABI Three banks are blocking a deal aimed at resolving the close to 500 million dirhams ($136.1 million) debt troubles of Dubai-based Atlas Jewellery, banking sources said.
DUBAI/ABU DHABI, Sept 18 Three banks are blocking a deal aimed at resolving the close to 500 million dirhams ($136.1 million) debt troubles of Dubai-based Atlas Jewellery, banking sources said.
DUBAI The Toronto Stock Exchange, which is vying to host Saudi Aramco's overseas listing, is exploring partnerships with bourses in the Gulf to help it tap into energy privatizations there. The exchange, the global leader for oil and gas listings, expects that such collaborations would encourage parallel listings of Middle East companies, said Monica Rovers, head of business development for global energy at Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, part of the TMX Group .
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.
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.
DUBAI A company owned by a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family is seeking to sell Dolphin Tower in Doha, the Qatari headquarters of natural gas supplier Dolphin Energy, say sources, the latest sign of the United Arab Emirates attempting to trim ties with Qatar amid a diplomatic dispute.
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