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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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19 Mar 2018

Christie's to auction rare watch once owned by Egyptian king

DUBAI A rare gold watch once owned by Egypt's King Farouk is expected to fetch $400,000 to $800,000 when it auctions this week at Christie's in Dubai.

19 Mar 2018

Qatar selects Japan's Chiyoda Corp for gas field's design contract

DUBAI, March 19 Qatar Petroleum has chosen Japan's Chiyoda Corp for front-end engineering and design of the onshore facilities of the North Field expansion, the state-owned energy giant said in a statement on Monday.

12 Mar 2018

Exclusive: CFO says he left Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj

DUBAI The chief financial officer of Dubai-based Abraaj Holdings told Reuters he had left the embattled private equity company.

07 Mar 2018

Embattled Abraaj frees private equity investors from capital commitments

NEW YORK/DUBAI Embattled private equity firm Abraaj has begun freeing large investors from millions of dollars in capital commitments after deciding to suspend its new fund, the Dubai-based asset manager said.

28 Feb 2018

PE firm Abraaj suspends fundraising for $6 bln new fund-sources

DUBAI, Feb 28 Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj has suspended fundraising for a new $6 billion fund, sources familiar with the matter said, as the firm began a review of its business following a dispute with some of its investors in a healthcare fund.

08 Feb 2018

Qatar c.bank tells banks not to deal in bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies

DOHA, Feb 8 Qatar's central bank has warned banks and other financial institutions not to trade in bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, according to financial sources and a circular seen by Reuters.

06 Feb 2018

Qatar's Masraf Al Rayan, Amwal to list ETFs this quarter -sources

DOHA, Feb 6 Qatar's stock market is set to list its first exchange-traded funds this quarter, market sources said on Tuesday, as authorities seek to develop the bourse in the face of a boycott by other Arab states.

05 Feb 2018

Dubai theme park operator in talks to restructure $326.7 million loan

DOHA/DUBAI Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG), the Dubai-based operator of the world's largest indoor theme park, is in talks with banks to restructure a 1.2 billion-dirham ($326.7 million) syndicated loan and is seeking to extend its maturity, the company and financial sources told Reuters.

27 Jan 2018

Qatar Airways' first Airbus A350-1000 to be delivered Feb 15-20: CEO

DOHA Airbus will deliver the first ever A350-1000 jet to an airline to Qatar Airways between Feb. 15 and Feb. 20, the carrier's chief executive said on Saturday.

18 Jan 2018

CFO of Saudi Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Holding quits: sources

The chief financial officer of Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding is leaving the firm, sources familiar with the matter said, in the first prominent departure since the detention of the investment firm's founder.


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