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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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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.

Jan 15 2018

Brazil economic activity expands for third month in November

BRASILIA Economic activity in Brazil expanded for a third straight month in November, the longest stretch of gains since 2014, suggesting strong momentum at the end of the year.

Dec 16 2017

Busiest year for Brazilian IPOs since 2013 ends on flat note

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's strongest year for initial public offerings since 2013 finished on a flat note this week as one company canceled its plans and what promised to be 2017's biggest listing priced at the bottom of the range.

Dec 15 2017

ANALYSIS-Busiest year for Brazilian IPOs since 2013 ends on flat note

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Dec 15 Brazil's strongest year for initial public offerings in four years finished on a flat note this week as one company canceled its plans and what promised to be the biggest listing of the year priced at the bottom of the range, showing the limits of renewed investor interest in the country.

Dec 13 2017

UPDATE 1-Brazil retail sales unexpectedly drop in October

BRASILIA, Dec 13 Brazil retail sales unexpectedly dropped in October, highlighting an uneven recovery in Latin America's largest economy.

Dec 12 2017

Brazil banks agree to reimburse depositors for losses

BRASILIA Brazilian banks agreed on Tuesday to compensate depositors for losses from government plans that tackled hyperinflation in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially settling over a million legal disputes that have hung over the country's banking system.

Dec 06 2017

Brazil cuts rates to all-time low, hints at smaller February cut

SAO PAULO Brazil's central bank cut interest rates to an all-time low on Wednesday and hinted at another, smaller reduction in February, but urged caution as major fiscal reforms hung in the balance.

Dec 06 2017

Brazil set to cut rates to all-time low, hint at further cuts

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 The Brazilian central bank is set to cut interest rates to an all-time low on Wednesday and hint at further cuts early next year as inflation stays surprisingly below the official target.

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