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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

Apr 26 2018

After rescuing Petrobras, CEO Parente called in to calm BRF

SAO PAULO A Brazilian commodities giant racking up losses as tensions flare on its board and corruption scandals grab headlines — Pedro Parente has been here before.

Apr 12 2018

Brazil's Banco do Brasil to expand credit cards to non-clients

SAO PAULO, April 12 Brazilian state-owned lender Banco do Brasil will seek an expansion of its credit card portfolio by issuing cards to non-clients, a top executive told Reuters on Thursday.

Apr 04 2018

Apple Pay arrives in Brazil, partnering with Itaú Unibanco

SAO PAULO Apple Inc's mobile payment platform Apple Pay arrived in Brazil on Wednesday with an exclusive partnership with Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, the country's largest private lender.

Feb 23 2018

Brazil banks raise provisions for Odebrecht's construction unit -sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 23 Major Brazilian banks are raising provisions to face a potential default by the construction unit of Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA, three senior banking sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Dec 29 2017

Brazilian regulator accuses Petrobras ex-executives of graft

SAO PAULO Brazil's securities regulator formally accused eight former executives of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA of corruption on Friday, as the world's largest graft investigation stretches deep into its third year.

Dec 13 2017

Brazil fintech startup Nubank opens engineering office in Berlin

SAO PAULO, Dec 13 Brazilian banking startup Nubank is opening an engineering unit in Berlin, its executives told Reuters, as it seeks to attract more specialized engineers.

Dec 06 2017

S&P says U.S. fiscal loosening could spell ratings action

SAO PAULO Proposed U.S. tax cuts would increase the federal deficit and looser fiscal policy could prompt negative action on U.S. credit ratings unless Washington addresses long-term budgetary issues, the head of sovereign ratings at S&P Global said in an interview.

Nov 06 2017

Petrobras seeks halt to Odebrecht drilling after accident: document

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has asked Odebrecht's offshore drilling arm to halt operations of a rig, according to a document seen by Reuters on Monday, after an explosion there killed three people in June.

Oct 30 2017

Bradesco launches digital bank, facing down Brazil fintechs

SAO PAULO, Oct 30 Brazil's Banco Bradesco SA will present an all-digital franchise this week called Next, marking the biggest campaign of a major bank in Latin America's top economy to go head-to-head with financial technology startups, or fintechs.

Oct 20 2017

Brazil's CSN expects to issue bonds by year-end, CEO says

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional SA plans to sell bonds on international markets in an effort to improve its debt profile, Benjamin Steinbruch, chief executive officer, said on Friday.

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