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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

Mar 21 2018

Brazil cuts rates to all-time low, signals more easing ahead

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's central bank cut interest rates to an all-time low on Wednesday and unexpectedly signaled it is likely to pursue another reduction at its May meeting as inflation continues to underwhelm.

Mar 14 2018

Brazil watchdog approves Itaú-XP deal, no asset sales required

BRASILIA Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Wednesday approved the purchase of a non-controlling stake in financial services firm XP Investimentos SA by Itaú Unibanco Holding SA , the nation's largest bank, demanding no additional asset sales.

Mar 13 2018

UPDATE 1-Brazilian retail sales up more than expected in January

BRASILIA, March 13 Brazil's retail sector expanded at a faster-than-expected pace in January, suggesting a solid start to the year following lackluster economic growth in the fourth quarter.

Mar 08 2018

Brazil to seek exemption from U.S. trade tariffs, minister says

BRASILIA The Brazilian government will try to negotiate its way out of newly announced U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports but could take stronger action to protect its industry if those talks fall through.

Mar 06 2018

Brazil inflation likely slowed in February, may bolster rate cut bets

BRASILIA Brazil's inflation rate likely ticked down in February as a slower-than-expected economic recovery kept a lid on prices, bolstering bets on an interest rate cut this month.

Feb 08 2018

LatAm currencies to emerge unscathed from stock market rout

BRASILIA A strong outlook for global economic growth is likely to guide Latin American currencies safely through the recent turmoil in global financial markets, the latest Reuters poll showed.

Feb 07 2018

Brazilian antitrust agency approves Bayer-Monsanto tie-up

BRASILIA Brazilian antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday approved Bayer AG's proposed takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co without requiring further asset sales beyond a global proposal announced last October.

Jan 23 2018

Trust in Latin America's growth outlook strengthens: poll

BRASILIA Economists' confidence in Latin America's prospects is strengthening ahead of major elections in the region as global growth accelerates, the latest Reuters survey found.

Jan 19 2018

NAFTA talks seen ending happily, despite growls from Trump

BENGALURU/SAO PAULO The North American Free Trade Agreement will probably be renegotiated successfully with only marginal changes, said a large majority of economists in a Reuters poll, despite the Trump administration's saber-rattling.

Jan 19 2018

Petrobras owes Brazil billions, unlikely to pay in 2018, minister says

BRASILIA Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA owes the government billions of dollars tied to offshore exploration rights but is unlikely to pay this year, a cabinet minister said.


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