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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ABU DHABI, Aug 7 Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi's largest property developer, on Tuesday missed estimates with a 28 percent fall in second-quarter profit which it blamed on a revaluation of properties related to its retail portfolio.
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/ABU DHABI Arif Naqvi, the founder of Abraaj, the Middle East's largest private equity firm, is facing fresh criminal charges over accusations of issuing a cheque without sufficient funds, lawyers said.
DUBAI/ABU DHABI, Aug 1 Arif Naqvi, the founder of Abraaj, the Middle East's largest private equity firm, is facing fresh criminal charges over accusations of issuing a cheque without sufficient funds, lawyers said.
ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates hosted the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday, lauding their "bold and historic" rapprochement as enhancing prospects for peace and prosperity.
NEW YORK and ABU DHABI One of General Electric Co's largest and most valuable customers, Saudi Arabia, is lining up competitors to bid against GE for lucrative power plant work, according to five people familiar with the situation. State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co has qualified at least two companies to provide service or parts for some of its more than 50 GE-made F-class turbines, and it is in talks with two others over investments to set up facilities to service the plants over many years, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. These approvals for the first time put Saudi Electricity in a position to break GE's hold on that work by having others bid against GE on maintaining the F-Class fleet - among the largest owned by a single entity and among the most lucrative service portfolios in the industry - when the existing contracts come up, according to the sources and industry databases. Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has not yet offered any substantial F-Class contracts to new bidders, and it is unclear how soon it intends to seek bids, according to sources familiar with the matter. In response to questions from Reuters, GE said: "At present, GE's F-class units in SEC continue to be covered under long-term service agreements." Saudi Electricity initially declined to comment.
ABU DHABI China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements on Friday during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE, underscoring energy-hungry Beijing's rapidly growing interest in the Middle East.
NEW YORK and ABU DHABI One of General Electric Co's largest and most valuable customers, Saudi Arabia, is lining up competitors to bid against GE for lucrative power plant work, according to five people familiar with the situation.
LONDON/ABU DHABI The initial public offering (IPO) of Blackstone-backed , Middle East-focused education company GEMS has been shelved, three sources familiar with the matter said.
LONDON/ABU DHABI, July 11 The initial public offering (IPO) of Blackstone-backed, Middle East-focussed education company GEMS has been shelved, three sources familiar with the matter said.
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