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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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28 Jun 2018

Saudi Arabia kick starts sale of state flour mills

DUBAI Saudi Arabia on Thursday kicked off the sale of its flour mills, one of the first privatizations of the kingdom and a litmus test for other large state asset sales to follow.

03 Jun 2018

Egypt to allow entry of Russian wheat cargo halted for ergot

CAIRO/DUBAI Egypt will allow the entry of a 63,000-tonne Russian wheat cargo, halted for the common grain fungus ergot, after test results indicated levels fell within acceptable limits, port officials told Reuters on Sunday.

09 May 2018

Yemeni car traders cash in on the Japan connection

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates Wooden dhows crammed with second-hand Japanese cars have been sailing unhindered into Yemeni ports for the past three years despite rigid wartime controls on imports of aid and other vital supplies. | Video

25 Apr 2018

Egypt's rice farmers see rough times downstream of new Nile mega-dam

KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world. | Video

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.

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