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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

11 Dec 2017

UAE economy to recover next year, little impact from VAT: IMF

DUBAI UAE NON-OIL SECTOR GROWTH TO RISE FROM 1.9 PCT THIS YEAR TO 2.8 PCT IN 2018 AND 3.3-3.5 PCT IN 2020 -IMF

07 Dec 2017

UAE, Bahrain say they'll act to get off EU's tax blacklist

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain expect to be removed from the European Union's tax-haven blacklist after taking steps to block tax avoidance by companies, the governments of the two countries said on Thursday.

05 Dec 2017

Saudi private sector growth at 2-year high amid crackdown on graft -PMI

DUBAI, Dec 5 - Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector grew at its fastest pace in two years in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, indicating that a sweeping crackdown on corruption has not damaged the economy nearly as much as feared.

30 Nov 2017

Mideast funds positive on Saudi Arabia after corruption crackdown: Reuters poll

DUBAI Middle East fund managers have become more positive toward Saudi Arabian equities after authorities launched a sweeping crackdown on corruption, a monthly Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

28 Nov 2017

Slowing outflows let Qatar wind down bank support operation in Oct-data

DUBAI, Nov 28 Slowing withdrawals of deposits from Qatari banks permitted Qatar's government to stop pumping money into the banks last month to shield them from sanctions imposed by other Arab countries, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

27 Nov 2017

Efforts to hurt Qatar's riyal may backfire on region, central banker says

DUBAI Some Arab states are trying to destabilise Qatar's riyal but efforts to drive down its value could backfire by hurting other dollar-linked currencies in the region, a Qatari central banker said.

23 Nov 2017

Saudi to allow smaller foreign funds into stock market, ease other rules

DUBAI, Nov 23 Saudi Arabia will ease requirements for foreign institutional investors in its stock market, the securities regulator said on Thursday, as Riyadh seeks to draw more capital into the market before the listing of state oil giant Saudi Aramco.

22 Nov 2017

Emaar Development, Dubai's first big IPO since 2014, falls on debut

DUBAI Shares in Dubai real estate firm Emaar Development fell on their debut on Wednesday in the emirate's first major listing since 2014, reflecting sluggish Dubai property prices and geopolitical jitters.

17 Nov 2017

UK court finds for Dana Gas creditors in $700 million Islamic bond case

DUBAI A London High Court judge has ruled in favour of creditors in a dispute over whether United Arab Emirates energy company Dana Gas must repay $700 million (£529.6 million) of Islamic bonds.

13 Nov 2017

Value of Saudi sovereign fund jumps amid market turmoil

DUBAI As Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption purge sends the shares of some if its companies into a tailspin, the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund has gained in value.

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