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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

19 Apr 2018

Qatar banks forecast 2018 uptick in private sector credit growth

DUBAI, April 19 Qatar banks expect private sector credit growth in the country to pick up speed in 2018 as companies borrow and invest to expand their business, taking advantage of opportunities created by a regional political impasse.

18 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Japan's Mizuho loses Saudi bond role in ongoing Gulf rift

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - Japan's Mizuho Securities has lost a bond mandate for Saudi Arabia, on top of another for Qatar, banking sources said, highlighting how international banks have been caught up in Qatar's ongoing dispute with its neighbours.

17 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Japan's Mizuho pulled out of Qatar bond amid Gulf dispute

DUBAI Japan's Mizuho Securities withdrew from its role as a bookrunner for a U.S. dollar-denominated bond issued by Qatar last week, in the latest sign international banks are wary of doing business in the Gulf state amid a regional dispute.

16 Apr 2018

UAE's Stanford Marine in talks to restructure $325 million in debt sources

DUBAI Stanford Marine Group , majority owned by a fund managed by private equity firm Abraaj Group, is in talks with banks to restructure a $325 million Islamic loan, banking sources said.

16 Apr 2018

UAE's Stanford Marine in talks to restructure $325 mln in debt -sources

DUBAI, April 16 Stanford Marine Group , majority owned by a fund managed by private equity firm Abraaj Group, is in talks with banks to restructure a $325 million Islamic loan, banking sources said.

13 Apr 2018

Qatar raises $12 billion in jumbo bond despite blockade

DUBAI/LONDON Qatar raised $12 billion in a bond issue on Thursday, the largest placement by an emerging market sovereign this year, marking a successful comeback to the international debt markets despite a 10-month-long rift with its Gulf neighbors.

12 Apr 2018

Saudi's $11 billion bond largely covers dollar funding for 2018: official

DUBAI Saudi Arabia has largely covered its hard currency funding needs for 2018 by completing this week's $11 billion international bond issue, the head of the kingdom's debt management office said.

11 Apr 2018

Saudi Arabia beats Qatar to market with $11 billion triple-tranche bond

DUBAI Saudi Arabia is set to raise $11 billion with a triple-tranche dollar bond, while Qatar is meeting global investors ahead of its first appearance in the debt markets since the beginning of a diplomatic crisis last year.

05 Apr 2018

Bahrain’s Bapco approaches banks for multi-billion refinery expansion - sources

DUBAI, April 5 State-run Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has approached banks to sound their appetite for the financing needed to back the capacity expansion of the existing Sitra oil refinery, a project expected to cost well in excess of $5 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

05 Apr 2018

Bahrain says new discovery contains an estimated 80 billion barrels of tight oil

MANAMA A new discovery off the coast of Bahrain is estimated to contain at least 80 billion barrels of tight oil, the kingdom's biggest ever find, its oil minister said on Wednesday.

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