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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

Jul 18 2018

Exclusive: Investment firms fight to inject cash in Brazil carrier Oi

SAO PAULO Three distressed asset funds have sued for the right to participate in a 4 billion reais ($1 billion) capital increase for Brazilian telecom Oi SA as part of its in-court restructuring, four sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters this week.

Jul 18 2018

Brazil M&A seen slowing in run-up to presidential election

SAO PAULO Bankers and lawyers expect the pipeline of big deals in Brazil to shrink in coming months as financial and strategic acquirers avoid taking risks due to market volatility during a presidential campaign and doubts about the economy's recovery.

Jul 13 2018

Brazil's Cielo says mulling CEO choices after resignation

SAO PAULO Brazil's Cielo SA said it was considering various options to replace CEO Eduardo Gouveia after he resigned on Friday, just 18 months after taking the payment processor's helm, including potential candidates from banks that control it.

Jul 11 2018

Embraer counts on Brazil's public-sector funds to approve Boeing JV: sources

SAO PAULO Planemaker Embraer SA is counting on the votes of public-sector Brazilian shareholders to outweigh any potential investor objections to its tie-up with Boeing SA , two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Jul 11 2018

Brazil Senate panel recommends lifting ban on bank overdraft fees

SAO PAULO, July 11 A Brazilian Senate committee investigating credit card interest rates on Wednesday recommended that the central bank lift a ban on overdraft protection and revolving credit fees, a move advocates say would give lenders greater latitude to cut rates.

Jun 29 2018

Brazil's Petrobras likely to extend deadline in refineries sale -sources

SAO PAULO, June 29 Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro may extend the deadline for potential bidders for a 60 percent stake in four refineries to sign non-disclosure agreements, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Jun 29 2018

Huge Brazil tax liability slows sale of funds' Vale stakes: sources

SAO PAULO A potential tax liability in the billions of dollars is delaying the sale of major stakes in miner Vale SA by Brazil's largest pension funds, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Jun 29 2018

Huge Brazil tax liability slows sale of funds' Vale stakes -sources

SAO PAULO, June 29 A potential tax liability in the billions of dollars is delaying the sale of major stakes in miner Vale SA by Brazil's largest pension funds, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Jun 27 2018

Naspers puts Brazil e-commerce unit Buscapé on the block -sources

SAO PAULO, June 27 South African media and tech group Naspers Ltd has decided to put its Brazilian e-commerce business Buscapé up for sale, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Jun 26 2018

Exclusive: EIG, Warburg Pincus bid for mature Petrobras oilfield clusters

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Warburg Pincus- and EIG Global Energy-backed firms have placed bids for shallow water mature oilfields being sold by Brazil's state-controlled producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA , five sources said, as the private equity firms seek to carve out a presence in Latin America's top oil producer.

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