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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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14 Jun 2018

Growing Islamic finance firms lobby Britain for tax relief

Firms involved in Islamic finance are lobbying the British government for tax reforms, arguing that the treatment of some sharia-compliant structures is hindering their growth.

29 May 2018

With IMF nod, industry body IFSB to tighten Islamic finance guidance

The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) will expand its guidance for national regulators after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) adopted its standard for Islamic banking, hastening efforts to harmonize business practices.

22 May 2018

Kuwait Finance House sets up $3 bln sukuk programme

May 22 Kuwait Finance House (KFH), the country's second biggest lender by assets, has established a $3 billion Islamic bonds programme that would mark its largest foray into the market for sukuk.

21 May 2018

Ruanne, Cunniff & Goldfarb, RWC in talks to buy Meezan bank's stake: sources

DUBAI/SYDNEY Six institutional investors from the United States and Europe are in talks with Kuwait's Noor Financial Investment to buy a combined 9.59 percent stake in Pakistan's top Islamic lender Meezan Bank from the Gulf company, sources familiar with the matter said.

10 May 2018

Australia's Crescent Wealth adds Asia tie-ups to grow Islamic business

SYDNEY, May 10 Australian Islamic fund manager Crescent Wealth is building closer links with its Malaysian counterparts, aiming to attract investors from the established Islamic financial markets in Asia, its top executive said.

08 May 2018

Kazakhstan's financial hub adds Islamic arbitration capabilities

May 8 The Astana-based International Arbitration Centre (IAC) is adding specialists in Islamic law to its dispute resolution services, as Kazakhstan's financial hub looks to Islamic finance to attract new business.

07 May 2018

Afghanistan enlists faith-based banks to aid financial inclusion

Afghanistan hopes its first Islamic bank will attract more players to its fledgling banking sector and help improve access to financial services in the country, a central bank official said on Monday.

07 May 2018

Afghanistan enlists faith-based banks to aid financial inclusion

May 7 Afghanistan hopes its first Islamic bank will attract more players to its fledgling banking sector and help improve access to financial services in the country, a central bank official said on Monday.

03 May 2018

Islamic finance body AAOIFI issues standard for agency contracts

May 3 The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) has issued its first standard covering wakala, or investment agency contracts, in a bid to harmonise practices for the widely used structure.

02 May 2018

After downturn, Islamic finance eyes profits, fintech: survey

Islamic banks and insurers are focusing on profitability and new financial products as the industry shifts away from years of containing the adverse impact of low oil prices, an industry body said on Wednesday.

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