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 Dubai's DAMAC Properties , owner and operator of the only Trump-branded golf club in the Middle East, is confident of its financial position despite registering its worst quarter in terms of booked sales since the company went public five years ago, its chief financial officer said.
DUBAI, Aug 9 Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) , the largest sharia-compliant lender in Abu Dhabi, has hired international banks to arrange the sale of $750 million in Islamic bonds, three sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI/HONG KONG Saudi Aramco and Malaysia's Petronas have approached banks to replace a short-term $8 billion loan raised earlier this year for a joint venture with long-term financing of approximately the same size, banking sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI/ABU DHABI, Aug 6 Creditors of Stanford Marine Group (SMG), which has links to troubled private equity firm Abraaj, are in talks with three potential buyers, sources familiar with the matter say.
DUBAI, July 19 Kuwait-based telecommunications group Zain will soon complete a $700 million financing, sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI, July 18 Several potential buyers have emerged for Middle East buyout firm Abraaj's investment management business as a revised offer from previous frontrunner Colony Capital was rejected, say sources familiar with the matter. The bids by Cerberus Capital Management, York Capital Management and Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) will be considered by Dubai-based Abraaj's newly-appointed liquidation committee, which was established this week to help steer the company's future, said the sources.
DUBAI, July 18 State-controlled utility Saudi Electricity Co has recently discussed with a group of international banks its plan to issue a U.S. dollar-denominated bond, sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI Oman's Sohar Aluminium will meet banks this week in London to discuss potential financing options, four sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI, July 16 Oman's Sohar Aluminium will meet banks this week in London to discuss potential financing options, four sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI, July 12 Egyptian General Petroleum Corp (EGPC) has hired HSBC to arrange a loan of around $1 billion, five banking sources familiar with the matter said, the latest sign of international banks' increased appetite for Egyptian debt.
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