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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

May 17 2018

Brazil companies will stick to deleveraging in 2018, says Itaú BBA

SAO PAULO, May 17 Brazilian companies will focus on reducing debt and refrain from large new capital expenditures until a new president is elected later this year, an executive at Itaú Unibanco Holding SA's investment bank said in an interview on Thursday.

May 15 2018

Brazil's banks sound alert on anemic corporate loan growth

SAO PAULO, May 15 Brazilian banks are seeing waning corporate loan demand, the latest sign that Latin America's largest economy is struggling to bounce back from its deepest recession in decades.

May 10 2018

Creditors lead efforts to sell Brazil's Odebrecht rail unit: sources

SAO PAULO Brazilian creditors of conglomerate Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] are leading the efforts to sell the group's commuter rail unit, Supervia Concessionaria de Transporte Ferroviario SA, as banks pressure the corruption-ensnared group to accelerate asset sales, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

May 09 2018

Advent Intl shopping its stake in Avianca mileage program -sources

SAO PAULO, May 9 Buyout firm Advent International Corp has hired Morgan Stanley to sell its stake in the loyalty program of airline Avianca Holdings SA , three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

May 08 2018

Bunge hires banks for Brazil IPO, but launch unlikely soon: sources

SAO PAULO Global commodities trader Bunge Ltd has hired banks to prepare an initial public offering (IPO) of its Brazilian sugarcane mills, but chances of an imminent launch are slim, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

May 03 2018

Petrobras and Engie to enter exclusive talks for Brazil pipeline: sources

SAO PAULO Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has chosen to enter exclusive talks with France's Engie SA for the sale of Petrobras' gas pipeline network Transportadora Associada de Gás, five people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Apr 27 2018

Brazil's Petrobras close to deciding on gas pipeline network sale: sources

SAO PAULO Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is close to deciding the next phase in the hotly contested sale of its gas pipeline network TAG, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Apr 25 2018

Brazilian bank IPO tests disruption potential of fintech firms

SAO PAULO The first initial public offering (IPO) by a Brazilian retail bank in nearly a decade, set to price on Thursday, will test if investors expect new technologies to give smaller lenders a fighting chance against Brazil's dominant big four banks.

Apr 25 2018

Petrobras scraps Liquigas IPO, eyes antitrust risk in sale -sources

SAO PAULO, April 25 Petroleo Brasileiro SA has given up on the idea of selling its Brazilian liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) unit through an initial public offering (IPO) and decided to reopen a sale process, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Apr 25 2018

Santander Brasil shares fall 2 pct even as results beat forecasts

SAO PAULO, April 25 Shares in Banco Santander Brasil SA slumped around 2 percent in early afternoon trading in São Paulo on Wednesday, the day after results beat forecasts, as analysts said its current valuation was still too high.

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