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Alberto Alerigi

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

Oct 04 2017

Peugeot bets on utility cars, premium SUVs to boost Brazil sales

SAO PAULO French car maker Peugeot SA on Wednesday said it was focusing on utility vehicles to lift its market share in Brazil and would offer a similar set of models as it sells in Europe.

Oct 02 2017

Brazil Oi's creditors reaffirm commitment to alternative plan

SAO PAULO Brazilian wireless carrier Oi SA's two biggest creditor groups on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to an alternative debt-restructuring plan, about a month after pushing back against a proposal from the company's management.

Jul 25 2017

Brazil's Via Varejo expands premium stores targeting the wealthy

SAO PAULO, July 25 Via Varejo SA, Brazil's largest appliance retailer, is expanding premium stores targeting wealthy customers in a bid to improve results as controlling shareholder Casino Guichard Perrachon SA tries to find a buyer for the company.

May 23 2017

JBS shares storm back on M&A bets after Brazil scandal rout

SAO PAULO Shares in Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA stormed higher on Tuesday, helped by bargain-hunting and speculation about potential takeover interest, after earlier falling on concern about the company's role in a corruption scandal.

May 23 2017

Brazil Oi creditors file U.S. motion as bankruptcy negotiations continue

SAO PAULO Creditors of Brazil's Oi SA filed a motion this week in U.S. bankruptcy court to pressure the telephone operator to consider a proposal which could give lenders control of the restructured company, a source close to the lenders said.

May 19 2017

Brazil watchdog opens new probes into JBS-related insider trading

SAO PAULO Brazil's securities regulator said it launched four new probes against meatpacker JBS SA and other companies controlled by J&F Investimentos on Friday to investigate suspicious trades made before markets were rattled by the revelation of a plea deal by the company's top executives.

Apr 19 2017

Brazil's CSN iron ore terminal not operating after accident: sources

SAO PAULO The loading of iron ore at Brazil's Itaguaí terminal operated by mining and steel firm Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional has been halted since Saturday due to an accident, sources and the Itaguaí Port Authority told Reuters on Wednesday.

Mar 27 2017

Brazil suspends three more meat plants in bribery scandal

SAO PAULO Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world's biggest meat producer.

Mar 25 2017

'Operation Weak Flesh' takes bite out of Brazil's meat exports

SAO PAULO Brazil's meat exports have fallen sharply since a police investigation into alleged bribery of food-sanitation inspectors in the world's top beef and poultry exporter sparked a wave of trade bans, an industry group said on Friday.

Dec 19 2016

Techint plans to take Usiminas battle to higher court -source

SAO PAULO, Dec 19 Techint Group may take their boardroom battle at Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA to higher courts in Brazil next year if recent appeals to regional courts are not accepted, a source close to the matter told Reuters.

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