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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

12 Dec 2017

LPC - International banks support QNB's US$3 billion refi loan: sources

LONDON International banks are supporting the refinancing of a US$3bn (£2.3 billion) loan for Qatar National Bank with nine Asian, US and European banks underwriting the deal, bankers said.

27 Nov 2017

LPC-UAE's Drydocks gets 100% support for debt restructuring

LONDON, Nov 27 Creditors to UAE shipbuilder Drydocks, a unit of conglomerate Dubai World, have given unanimous support to a restructuring plan which will see Dubai-based ports operator DP World take control of Drydocks, sources close to the situation said on Monday.

24 Oct 2017

LPC-Omantel mandates two banks for Zain acquisition loan

LONDON, Oct 24 Oman Telecommunication Co (Omantel) has mandated Citibank and Credit Suisse to arrange a bridge loan to back its potential acquisition of a 12% stake in Kuwaiti telecoms group Zain, bankers said on Tuesday.

24 Oct 2017

Middle Eastern sovereigns eye loans in fundraising drive

LONDON, Oct 24 Gulf states are ramping up plans to raise syndicated loans for state-owned firms in a fundraising drive designed to offset the effects of low oil prices that also includes privatisations, financial restructurings and IPOs of state assets.

05 Oct 2017

LPC - Emerging markets lending continues to disappoint

LONDON Syndicated lending in Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) of US$77.8bn in the first three quarters of 2017 is the lowest total for the first nine months in eight years since 2009 and 52.6% lower than US$164bn raised at the same point in 2016.

05 Oct 2017

LPC - Qatari loans test lenders' loyalties

LONDON, Oct 5 A US$570m syndicated loan refinancing for Turkey-based QNB Finansbank is highlighting the growing difficulties facing international banks as they struggle to maintain impartiality in Qatar's dispute with its neighbours, bankers said.

29 Sep 2017

Banks assess loan exposure as Qatar crisis deepens

LONDON Qatari banks and financial institutions in neighbouring countries that have severed diplomatic and transport ties are assessing their exposure to each other and seeking to sell loans in the secondary market as the crisis threatens to deepen.

25 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Russia sanctions disrupt Italian bank's 5 billion euro loan deal

LONDON/MILAN Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo has encountered problems syndicating a loan to Glencore and Qatar's wealth fund to finance their purchase of a stake in the Kremlin-controlled oil major Rosneft because of new U.S. sanctions against Russia.

18 Aug 2017

MOVES-ING appoints Plummer as Europe head of syndicated finance

LONDON, Aug 18 ING has appointed Clarence Plummer to a newly-created role of Europe head of syndicated finance, based in London.

27 Jul 2017

Cortefiel to get new €600m loan facility

LONDON Four banks have underwritten a new loan of around €600m (535.02 million pounds) for Spanish retailer Cortefiel after its private equity owners CVC Capital Partners and PAI Partners agreed to buy out Permira and reinvest in the business.

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