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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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12:37pm GMT

Saudi developer Dar Al Arkan meets bond investors for non-deal roadshow -sources

DUBAI, Feb 25 Saudi Arabian real estate developer Dar Al Arkan met fixed income investors last week for a so-called non-deal roadshow, discussions that were not linked to any specific plan for a bond issue, sources familiar with the matter said.

6:47am GMT

Bahrain’s Alba on track to complete debt financing for smelter expansion: official

MANAMA Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), owner of one of the world’s largest aluminum smelters, will raise by the end of this year's first quarter the final debt amount needed to fund its Line 6 expansion project, a company official told Reuters.

6:17am GMT

Bahrain’s Alba on track to complete debt financing for smelter expansion -official

MANAMA, Feb 25 Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) , owner of one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters, will raise by the end of this year's first quarter the final debt amount needed to fund its Line 6 expansion project, a company official told Reuters.

22 Feb 2018

National Bank of Bahrain eyes advisory roles on big projects, CEO says

DUBAI, Feb 22 National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), majority-owned by the government, has ramped up its investment banking business as it aims to get advisory roles on a pipeline of national projects worth over $30 billion, the bank's chief executive said.

21 Feb 2018

Bahrain selects banks for planned international bond issue -sources

MANAMA/DUBAI, Feb 21 Bahrain's government has selected banks for a planned international bond issue, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

21 Feb 2018

Bahrain's sovereign fund in talks to invest in SoftBank's Vision Fund: CEO

MANAMA Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat is in early talks to invest in Softbank Group's private equity fund that aims to target the technology sector, its chief executive said.

19 Feb 2018

Oman’s ORPIC in talks for potential debut dollar bond sale - sources

DUBAI, Feb 19 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (ORPIC) is in talks with banks about a potential U.S. dollar-denominated bond sale, sources familiar with the matter said.

18 Feb 2018

Oman Gas working with banks on $1 bln bridge loan -sources

DUBAI, Feb 18 State-owned Oman Gas Co. is working with a group of banks to raise a bridge loan of slightly over $1 billion, which will later be refinanced via a U.S. dollar bond issue, sources familiar with the matter said.

12 Feb 2018

Italy’s SACE plans to back $1.6 billion in debt to Saudi Arabia - CEO

DUBAI Italy’s export credit agency SACE plans to back $1.6 billion in loans to Saudi Arabia over the next 12 to 18 months, the agency’s chief told Reuters, potentially boosting the country's search for outside investment at a time of weak oil prices.

08 Feb 2018

Oman preparing dollar Islamic bond sale – sources

DUBAI, Feb 8 Oman is in talks with banks about a possible U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk issue that could occur in March, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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