Reem Shamseddine

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

13 Jan 2018

Some shares in Saudi Binladin Group may be transferred to state

ABU DHABI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) said on Saturday some shareholders in the construction giant might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities, which detained several members of the founding family in an anti-graft drive.

11 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group's assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters.

21 Dec 2017

Exclusive: London-listed NMC in talks to run struggling Saudi hospital - sources

DUBAI/KHOBAR London-listed NMC Healthcare is in talks with the Riyadh government to take over the running of a struggling Saudi hospital, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

14 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco to push ahead with market share, expansion strategy - CEO

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, aims to regain its lost market share after the OPEC-led supply-cut pact ends and plans to push ahead with a downstream expansion strategy to be on par with Big Oil, its chief executive said on Wednesday. | Video

12 Dec 2017

Saudi Aramco lifts spending plans to $414 billion over next decade

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco plans to raise its spending to $414 billion over the next 10 years, including on infrastructure and drilling, as the state oil giant moves into new businesses, executives said.

01 Dec 2017

U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

29 Nov 2017

France's EDF plans to bid in Saudi Arabia nuclear tender-sources

RIYADH/PARIS, Nov 29 French state-controlled utility EDF intends to take part in a tender to build two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

27 Nov 2017

New oil-to-chemicals plant just the start: Aramco CEO

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia More petrochemical projects will follow after Saudi Aramco agreed to join a $20 billion venture to convert crude oil to chemicals, the state oil company's chief executive told Reuters.

26 Nov 2017

Saudi Aramco, SABIC plan to build $20 billion oil-to-chemicals complex

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia State oil giant Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] and petrochemical producer Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) signed a preliminary deal on Sunday to build a $20 billion complex to convert crude oil to chemicals.

21 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender - sources

RIYADH/PARIS Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.


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