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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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Analysis: Saudi fund may only play minor part in Elon Musk's $72 billion Tesla plan - bankers

RIYADH Elon Musk told investors this week that "obviously, the Saudi sovereign fund has more than enough capital needed" to finance taking Tesla private.

13 Aug 2018

Saudi refinance firm plans Islamic bond issues to fund mortgage drive

RIYADH, Aug 13 Government-owned Saudi Real Estate Refinance Co (SRC) plans to begin issuing Islamic bonds in coming months to finance its drive to expand the kingdom's home mortgage market, its chief executive said on Monday.

30 Jul 2018

Saudi banks' deposits shrink as government pulls back funds

DUBAI Deposits at Saudi Arabian banks have shrunk as the government withdraws emergency funds injected when oil prices slumped, although weak loan demand makes a liquidity crunch unlikely.

30 Jul 2018

Saudi banks' deposits shrink as government pulls back funds

DUBAI, July 30 Deposits at Saudi Arabian banks have shrunk as the government withdraws emergency funds injected when oil prices slumped, although weak loan demand makes a liquidity crunch unlikely.

24 Jul 2018

Rising oil revenues lift outlook for Gulf finances but not growth

DUBAI Rising oil revenues are greatly improving the outlook for budget and trade balances among Gulf Arab countries but will do very little to boost economic growth, a quarterly Reuters poll of economists showed.

23 Jul 2018

Oman budget deficit nearly halves in Jan-May as oil income balloons

DUBAI, July 23 Oman's state budget deficit nearly halved in the first five months of this year as higher oil prices boosted export revenues sharply and a corporate tax hike took effect, figures released by the official statistics agency showed on Monday.

23 Jul 2018

SABIC deal lets Saudi Arabia delay Aramco IPO, spend on growth: sources

DUBAI A proposed reshuffle of state assets would allow Saudi Arabia to delay the listing of national oil giant Aramco until 2020 or beyond while still spending on economic development projects, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

22 Jul 2018

Dubai recipe for economic success looks stale as markets slump

DUBAI In Dubai's posh Jumeirah Beach Residence district, luxury apartment rents are down about 15 percent from a year ago - a sign, some fear, that the wealthy emirate's recipe for economic success is getting stale.

20 Jul 2018

Dubai recipe for economic success looks stale as markets slump

DUBAI In Dubai's posh Jumeirah Beach Residence district, luxury apartment rents are down about 15 percent from a year ago - a sign, some fear, that the wealthy emirate's recipe for economic success is getting stale.

12 Jul 2018

U.S. says disrupts Iran finance operation in UAE to squeeze Tehran

DUBAI The United States and the United Arab Emirates have broken up a network funneling illicit funds to Iran as Washington steps up a drive to restrict Iranian trade and access to hard currency in the region, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

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