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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

17 Feb 2018

Exclusive: Iran eyeing Iraqi flour market via Russia wheat deal

DUBAI Iran is negotiating a wheat import deal with Russia that would allow it to increase flour exports to neighbouring Iraq, the secretary general of the Iran Federation of Food Industry Associations told Reuters on Saturday.

04 Feb 2018

Dubai's Al Khaleej in $1 billion Egypt beet sugar mill deal

DUBAI Dubai's Al Khaleej Sugar Refinery has agreed to build a major agro-industrial complex to produce beet sugar under a deal signed with the Egyptian government, the world's largest port-based sugar refinery said on Sunday.

21 Jan 2018

Oil producers will cooperate beyond 2018, says Saudi Arabia

MUSCAT Global oil producers are in agreement that they should continue cooperating on production after their deal on supply cuts expires at the end of this year, Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday.

13 Jan 2018

Iraq nears oil output capacity of 5 million bpd, committed to OPEC cuts

ABU DHABI Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday that the OPEC member's oil output capacity is nearing 5 million barrels per day, but the country will remain in full compliance with its output target under a global pact to cut supplies.

12 Jan 2018

OPEC need not rush into changing oil pact - UAE

ABU DHABI OPEC need not respond to a rise in oil prices by rushing to change a global supply-cutting pact, United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazroui said on Friday.

14 Dec 2017

Egypt's agriculture ministry updates policy to end ergot confusion

DUBAI Egypt's agriculture ministry has officially brought its policy on common grain fungus ergot into line with other government agencies, in a move traders hope will end long-running confusion over import requirements at the world's biggest wheat buyer.

06 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia's SABIC looking at investing in U.S.

ABU DHABI Petrochemicals company Saudi Basic Industries Corp is considering several possible investments in the United States, while state oil giant Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] is looking at gas prospects abroad, Saudi energy minister said on Wednesday.

28 Nov 2017

Saudi's SABIC to spend $3-$10 billion in acquisitions over next five yrs

DUBAI Petrochemical producer Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) plans to spend between $3 and $10 billion on acquisitions over the next five years in specialties and agri-nutrients, chief executive Yousef al-Benyan said on Tuesday.

22 Nov 2017

Iraq's Etihad Food yet to sign contract as buys more raw sugar from Alvean

BABIL, Iraq Etihad Food Industries has bought six cargoes, each of 42,000 tonnes, of raw Brazilian sugar from Geneva-based Alvean as it continues to negotiate for a new long-term contract, a senior executive at the Iraqi company said.

21 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Selling Saudi Arabia's grain mills proves a grind for investors

DUBAI An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic reforms.

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